Montana State at Idaho: 2/28/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Montana State at Idaho: 2/28/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Idaho Vandals (1-19) vs Montana State Bobcats (9-8)

Game Info: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Cowan Spectrum at the Kibbie Dome)

Betting Odds: Idaho Vandals +11 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Montana State Bobcats and Idaho Vandals face off on Sunday in a college basketball showdown at Kibbie Dome. 

These two teams faced off on Friday and it was Idaho that was able to come away with the 74-69 victory. Idaho was led by Damen Thacker who finished the game with 22 points, two rebounds, and two assists. Jubrile Belo was the best player for MOntana State finishing with 24 points and three rebounds.

The Montana State Bobcats come into this game with a 9-8 record overall but they have lost five games in a row. The offense actually hasn’t been bad during that losing streak, but the defense has really let them down. Two games ago, Montana State gave up 85 points and three games ago, they gave up 93 points. Montana State on the season is averaging 71.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 73.3 points per game. Montana State is shooting 44 percent from the field and 32.8 percent from behind the three point line. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Idaho Vandals who sit with a 1-19 record overall and the only win was on Friday against Montana State. Idah on the season is averaging 60.9 points per game while their defense is giving up 77.1 points per game. Idaho is shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 33.7 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Damen Thacker has been the best player for Idaho averaging 11.2 points while shooting 41.4 percent. 

Idaho is 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 home games. The over is 8-3 in Montana State’s last 11 road games. The over is 7-1 in the last eight meetings played between the two teams. The underdog is 6-2-1 against the spread in the last nine meetings. 

Idaho had success in the first game and there is no reason to believe it’s going to change in this game. Look for Montana State’s defense to struggle and that will lead to Idaho getting the job done. Back Idaho against the spread. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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