Montana State Bobcats vs. Washington State Cougars Betting Prediction


The Washington State Cougars (5-2) welcome the Montana State Bobcats (2-6) to Toyota Center. The Cougars will attempt to lengthen their five-game home winning streak, while the Bobcats look to put an end to their five-game road losing streak. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 9, 2018, and will air on Pac-12 Network.

Montana State Bobcats at Washington State Cougars ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Cougars were victorious over the Nicholls Colonels, 89-72, while the Bobcats were blown out by the Utah State Aggies, 101-71.

Washington State played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 9.3 and a free throw rate of 0.157. For those same stats, Nicholls had marks of 21.3 and 0.121, respectively. Montana State, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.396 vs. 0.333). Washington State’s Robert Franks led the way, contributing 31 points and 11 rebounds. Montana State rallied around Harald Frey, who recorded 13 points.

The sweet-shooting offense of Washington State will go head-to-head against the mid-tier defense of Montana State. Since the 2017-18 season, the Cougars offense ranks 66th in effective field goal percentage (0.540), while the Montana State defense ranks 336th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.550). The Cougars figure to have the advantage on that end of the court.

Montana State vs. Washington State ATS Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Washington State, ATS Winner – Montana State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Washington State ranks ninth in three pointers attempted per game (29.3) while Montana State ranks 179th in three pointers allowed per game (22.8).
  • The Cougars rank 222nd in blocks per game (2.5) while the Bobcats rank 245th (1.9).
  • The Cougars average 15.1 assists per game, which ranks 71st in the nation. The Bobcats rank 187th in assists allowed per game (13.8).
  • Montana State ranks 153rd in rebounds per game (36.0) while Washington State ranks 245th (33.8).