Check out our free Montana State vs Idaho State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Pocatello. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Montana State vs Idaho State Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Bobcats vs Bengals Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Montana State Bobcats at Idaho State Bengals
- Where: Pocatello at Reed Gym
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Montana State -6, MONST -275 | IDHST +215 O/U 134.0
Montana State will take the floor against the Bengals with an overall record of 17-9. So far, the Bobcats have played 15 games on the road, with a record of 8-7. This season, Montana State has been favored to win in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 13-4. For today’s contest, Montana State has a betting line set -6 points in their favor.
Montana State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Raequan Battle who is averaging 17.04 points per game for the Bobcats. Battle is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bobcats’ offensive game plan is the play of Jubrile Belo who has hit 63.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.04 points per game.
So far this season, Montana State has put together a strong scoring offense at 77.0 points per game (52nd). This strong figure has come despite the Bobcats playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 36.9% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Montana State’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 47.5%
The Idaho State Bengals head into today’s game in what will be their 26th game of the season, posting a record of 9-16. Currently, the Bengals have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 5-7. So far, the Bengals have been the underdog 19 times, going 7-12 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6 underdogs on the spread.
Idaho State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Brock Mackenzie who is averaging 13.0 points per game for the Bengals. Mackenzie is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bengals’ offensive game plan is the play of Miguel Tomley who has hit 40.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.68 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Idaho State this season, as they are currently ranked 397th in college basketball at 64.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bengals’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.0%, placing them 417th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Montana State Bobcats -6
Leading into this matchup, the Montana State Bobcats are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -6. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Bobcats’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Montana State has a field goal percentage of 47.5, good for 45th in college basketball. In addition, look for the team to add to their trend of covering the spread on the road. Over their last 10 road matchups, they are 7-3 vs the spread.