Montana State vs. Idaho State - 2/13/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Idaho State Bengals (6-16) at Montana State Bobcats (12-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Max Worthington Arena)
The Line: Montana State Bobcats -7 -- Over/Under: 134.5
The Idaho State Bengals and the Montana State Bobcats meet in college basketball action from Worthington Arena on Thursday.
The Bengals enter this one at 6-16 overall. Idaho State is riding an eight-game losing streak right now, falling to Northern Colorado, Southern Utah, Northern Arizona and Sacramento State in their last four.
In the loss to the Hornets, Idaho State’s Malik Porter led the team on 31 points with seven rebounds. Jared Stutzman and Chier Maker each logged eight points there, combining for 10 rebounds as well.
Over on the Montana State side, they’re 12-11 this year. The Bobcats are 3-2 in their last five, taking out Weber State, Idaho State and Idaho while falling to Montana and Eastern Washington.
In the loss to the Eagles, Montana State’s only double-digit scorer was Caleb Bellach with 10 points and two rebounds. Jubrile Belo was close to that mark however, with nine points and three rebounds.
The Bobcats are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six Thursday games and 5-1 ATS in their last six after an ATS loss. Montana State is 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 after a straight-up loss and the under is 4-1 in the last five home games.
Meanwhile, the Bengals are 5-2 ATS in their last seven after an ATS loss and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games. The over is 4-0 in the Bengals’ last four road games and 8-1 in the last nine overall.
Idaho State’s losing streak is a little deceptive in some ways, as the Bengals have put up some pretty solid points totals in their last eight—87 versus Northern AZ, for example. Trouble is, the Bengals are just giving up way too many points—at least 75 in seven of eight.
The Bobcats aren’t necessarily a big-scoring team however, so that might play into the Bengals’ favor here. I’m going to take a chance on Idaho State in this one.