Montana State vs Idaho State: Big Sky Tournament Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 11, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 11, 2021

The No. 5 seed Montana State Bobcats (11-9) are favored by  in the Big Sky Tournament quarterfinals when they play the No. 4 seed Idaho State Bengals (13-10) Thursday at CenturyLink Arena, starting at 4:00 PM ET. The winner moves one game closer to claiming a guaranteed place in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 11, 2021, 2:10 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Montana State Betting Information

  • Montana State is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 6-11-1
  • The Bobcats have a losing record against the spread when favored by at least 2 points, going 2-6-1 this season.
  • 12 of 18 Montana State games this season (66.7%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • The Bobcats fell 74-73 to Sacramento State in their last contest on Saturday. Jubrile Belo racked up a team-high 32 points in the loss. They were favored by 3.5 points and failed to cover the spread, and the teams combined to go over the 135 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Montana State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Amin Adamu 19 14.7 5.1 1.6 1.6 0.3 0.6
Xavier Bishop 19 14.4 3.3 4.1 0.8 0.0 1.4
Jubrile Belo 20 13.4 5.7 1.1 0.6 1.0 0.0
Abdul Mohamed 20 6.5 5.6 1.2 0.4 0.2 0.6
Mike Hood 20 6.4 1.6 1.1 0.4 0.0 0.8

Idaho State Betting Information

  • Over the course of this season, Idaho State has come up with a balanced record of 9-9 ATS.
  • The Bengals only hold a 1-3 record against the spread this season when they play as at least a 2-point underdog.
  • Idaho State and its opponents have typically been held under this season, only hitting the over in 22.2% (4) of their 18 games played.
  • In their last game, the Bengals got a team-high 16 points from Robert Ford in a 75-62 loss to Eastern Washington on Friday. They failed to covered the spread as 12-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 137 points to fall short of the 145.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Idaho State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Tarik Cool 23 13.8 3.5 2.4 0.8 0.1 1.6
Robert Ford III 23 11.5 7.3 3.3 1.2 0.2 1.5
Brayden Parker 23 10.3 5.5 1.4 0.7 1.2 0.3
Malik Porter 23 8.4 4.9 1.0 0.5 1.0 0.0
Austin Smellie 23 8.3 3.3 1.5 0.8 0.1 1.3

Total Facts

  • In Montana State’s matchups this season, the Bobcats and their opponents have eclipsed Thursday’s total of 130 points 17 times (85% of opportunities).
  • 13 Idaho State games this year (56.5% of its matchups) finished with a final score greater than Thursday’s total of 130 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 143.2 points per game, 13.2 points more than the point total of 130 for this contest.
  • These two teams give up a combined 133.8 points per game, 3.8 more than this contest’s over/under.
  • The Bobcats have seen a 147.4 average over/under in their games this season, 17.4 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 0.3 points separates this matchup’s over/under (130 points) and the average total points bet in Bengals games (129.7 points) this season.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/13/2020 Montana State Montana State -7.5 136 -360 +272 Regular Season 73-69 MONTST
1/25/2020 N/A Idaho State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-64 MONTST
2/14/2019 N/A Idaho State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 84-76 MONTST
1/26/2019 N/A Montana State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 104-84 MONTST

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