Idaho vs. Montana - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Montana Grizzlies (13-10) at Idaho Vandals (6-16)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 9:30 pm (Cowan Spectrum at the Kibbie Dome)
The Line: Idaho Vandals -8 -- Over/Under: 136.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Montana Grizzlies and the Idaho Vandals meet in college basketball action from Kibbie Dome on Saturday.
The Grizzlies enter this game at 13-10 so far. Montana lost consecutive games to Weber State and Portland State, but since then they’ve won a pair versus Montana State and Eastern Washington.
In the win over the Eagles, Montana’s Sayeed Pridgett led the team with 24 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Kendal Manuel added 18 points with four rebounds and four assists there as well.
Over on the Idaho side, they’re 6-16 this year. The Vandals are 1-7 in their last eight games, with a lone win over Sacramento State before getting back in the loss column against Montana State on Thursday.
In the loss to the Bobcats, Idaho’s lead scorer was Trevon Allen with 19 points and two rebounds. Damen Thacker was also in double-digits there with 10 points, one rebound and one assist.
Idaho is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games and 6-17-1 ATS in the last 24 after an ATS loss. the Vandals are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 overall and the under is 5-1-1 in their last seven overall.
Meanwhile, the Grizzlies are 2-5 ATS in the last seven Saturday games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 after an ATS win. Montana is 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and the over is 5-0 in their last five road games.
Montana has been on a nice scoring run over their last five games, with at least 77 scored in each outing. The trouble there is, the Grizzlies have also allowed at least 74 points in four of those, and a few of them have been very close.
As for Idaho, they’ve scored 67 or fewer in five of their last six games, losing five of those. All things considered I can’t find a ton of reasons not to take Montana here.