Montana State vs. Southern Utah - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Southern Utah (15-14) at Montana State (15-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Max Worthington Arena)
The Line: Montana State +1 -- Over/Under: 132 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Southern Utah Thunderbirds (15-14, CONF 8-10) and Montana State Bobcats (15-14, CONF 9-9) face off in a Big Sky showdown at Worthington Arena. Southern Utah knocked off Montana State 59-53 earlier this season.
Southern Utah is still above .500, but coming into this game they have lost five of the last six games with the only win coming against Idaho in their last game. In that game, Southern Utah dropped 87 points and that led to a blowout win and cover of the spread.
Southern Utah is a good offense, but they aren’t elite, so it was good to see the offense running up the score.
Southern Utah is led by guard Cameron Oluyitan who is averaging 13.2 points while shooting 43.9 points per game. In the last game against Utah, it was Oluyitan who put up 22 points and hit five three pointers.
Much like Southern Utah, Montana State has struggled losing three of the last four games with the win coming in their last game.Over the last ten games, Montana State has only covered four of the spreads.
Montana State has won eight of their r 12 games at home this season, and their defense has been better at home giving up only 66.9 points per game.
Montana State is led by Harald Frey who is averaging 16.5 points while shooting 40 percent from the field. In each of the last three games Frey has scored at least 12 points and they need him to step up in this game.
Southern Utah is 3-7 against the spread in their last ten games overall. The over is 7-3 in Montana State’s last ten games played on Thursday.The underdog is 7-1 in the last eight games played between Montana State and Southern Utah.
The over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings between Southern Utah and Montana State.
Southern Utah is coming off a game where their offense was elite and they are going to run up the score in this game. Look for a faster paced game with plenty of scoring that pushes this game over the total.