Montana State Bobcats at Denver Pioneers Betting Prediction


The Denver Pioneers (4-8) welcome the Montana State Bobcats (3-6) to Magness Arena. The Bobcats will attempt to put an end to a five-game road losing streak. Action gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Montana State Bobcats vs. Denver Pioneers ATS Odds

In their last game, the Pioneers were victorious over the Maine Black Bears, 63-50, while the Bobcats got blown out by the Utah State Aggies, 101-71.

Denver played a nearly flawless contest. They had a free throw rate of 0.151 and a turnover percentage of 13.5. For those same stats, Maine was 0.103 and 19.3, respectively. Montana State, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.396 vs. 0.333). Ronnie Harrell Jr. played a key role for Denver with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Harald Frey had a good game for Montana State, recording 13 points.

The Bobcats won the sole contest between these two teams last year, 79-65. Montana State had a much better turnover percentage (13.0 vs. 32.4). Denver, meanwhile, did an excellent job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (24-33; 72.7 percent).

Second-chance points could be few and far between for Denver in this showdown. Since the 2017-18 season, the Pioneers rank 219th in offensive rebounding percentage (30.5 percent), while Montana State ranks 99th in defensive rebounding percentage (73.4 percent).

Montana State Bobcats vs. Denver Pioneers Betting Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Denver, ATS Winner – Denver, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Montana State averages 23.7 three pointers per game, which ranks 96th in the country. Denver ranks 245th in three pointers allowed per game (25.5).