Montana State at Idaho State: 3/11/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Montana State at Idaho State: 3/11/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Idaho State Bengals (11-10) vs Montana State Bobcats (11-9)

Game Info: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm (Idaho Central Arena)

Betting Odds: Idaho State Bengals +2 -- Over/Under: 129.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Montana State Bobcats and Idaho State Bengals face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at CenturyLink Arena. 

This is the first meeting between the two teams this year. 

Montana State comes into this game with an 11-9 record overall but over their last eight games they have won only six games. The offense has been strong for the most part this season, but at times the defense has really let them down. Montana State on the season is averaging 71.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 72.7 points per game. Montana State is shooting 45.2 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from behind the three point line. Amin Adamu has been the best player for Montana State averaging 14.7 points while shooting 49.1 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Idaho State Bengals who sit with a 13-10 record overall and coming into this game they have lost three of their last four games. In the last game against Eastern Washington, the offense could only manage 62 points and that led to the 13 point loss. Idaho State on the season is averaging 61.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 64.2 points per game. In this game if they want to come away with the victory, the offense is going to need to get going early. Guard Tarik Cool has been the best player for Idaho State averaging 13.8 points while shooting 44.8 percent from the field and 35.2 percent from behind the three point line. 

Montana State is 1-9-1 against the spread in their last 11 games overall. The under is 8-0 in Idaho State’s last eight games against the Big Sky. The over is 19-7 in Idaho State’s last 26 games played on Thursday. The favorite is 11-2 against the spread in the last 13 meetings played between Montana State and Idaho State. 

Montana State is playing a little better basketball coming into this one and their offense is going to be the difference. The Bobcats will run up the score and come away with a cover of the spread in this one.

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Shane’s Pick Montana State -2

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