Montana State vs. Idaho - 2/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Idaho Vandals (6-15) at Montana State Bobcats (11-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Max Worthington Arena)
The Line: Montana State Bobcats -7.5 -- Over/Under: 131.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Idaho Vandals (6-15, 2-8 CONF) and the Montana State Bobcats (11-10, 5-5 CONF) will meet on Wednesday, February 6th for a Big Sky Conference matchup at the Worthington Arena in Bozeman, MT. The game will be played at 9:00 PM eastern time.
Idaho has struggled all season, but they are relieved to have snapped their six-game losing streak in their last game. That win was over Sacramento on the road by the final score of 67-53. Montana State snapped their two-game win streak with a loss to their cross-state rival, Montana, 78-64 on the road. The Bobcats remain competitive in the Big Sky Conference.
Idaho has struggled on both sides of the ball, as the Vandals only score 66.1 points per game on 44.1% FG shooting. Idaho gives up 69.8 points per game, therefore they have a -3.7 scoring differential. Idaho also earns 35.1 rebounds, 12.4 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 5.7 steals per game.
Montana State scores 67.4 points per game on 44.2% FG shooting. Montana State also gives up 66.5 points per game, therefore they benefit from a positive .9 scoring differential. Montana State also earns 35.0 rebounds, 11.0 assists, 2.1 blocks, and 5.8 steals per game.
Idaho is 12-7 ATS this season and 7-3 ATS in their last ten games. Idaho is also 6-3 ATS on the road so far this season. Montana State is 11-7-1 ATS this season and 5-4-1 ATS in their last ten games. Montana State is also 2-4 ATS at home so far this season.
Idaho has played terribly this season, but Montana State statistics-wise has also not impressed. I worry that Idaho may not give it their all in this one, as the team basically has nothing to play for, but I think these two teams are closer than what their records may show. I will take Idaho and the heavy 7.5 points in this one.