Southern Utah vs Montana State: Big Sky Tournament Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 12, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 12, 2021

The No. 1 seed Southern Utah Thunderbirds (20-3) are favored by  when they square off against the No. 5 seed Montana State Bobcats (12-9) in the Big Sky Tournament semifinals. The teams will look to take another step toward an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket on Friday at CenturyLink Arena tipping off at 7:00 PM ET.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 12, 2021, 1:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Southern Utah Betting Information

  • The Thunderbirds have covered the spread more often than not this season, compiling a record ATS of 12-5.
  • The Thunderbirds are 5-3 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least a 6.5-point favorite.
  • Southern Utah and its opponents have hit the over in 12 of 17 games this season (70.6%).
  • In their last game, the Thunderbirds got a team-high 34 points from John Knight III on the way to a 91-83 win over Northern Colorado on Thursday. They were favored by 7 points and covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 174 points to hit the over on the 144.5 point total.

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

Southern Utah Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Tevian Jones 23 17.0 4.3 1.2 0.7 0.0 2.5
John Knight III 22 14.5 4.2 4.2 1.5 0.6 0.2
Maizen Fausett 22 13.1 7.0 0.9 0.7 0.6 1.1
Dre Marin 23 12.1 3.9 3.0 1.1 0.0 2.0
Harrison Butler 23 8.6 4.7 1.2 0.8 0.2 0.6

Montana State Betting Information

  • The Bobcats have typically come up short ATS this season, with a 7-11-1 record.
  • The Bobcats only hold a 1-3 record against the spread this season when they play as at least a 6.5-point underdog.
  • Montana State and its opponents have regularly covered the over/under this season, doing so in 68.4% (13) of its 19 games played.
  • The Bobcats took down Idaho State 71-63 and covered the spread as 2.5-point favorites, while going over the 131 point total on Thursday in their most recent game. Xavier Bishop put up a team-high 22 points to lead them to the victory.

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
Xavier Bishop 20 14.8 3.2 4.0 0.8 0.0 1.4
Amin Adamu 20 14.5 5.2 1.6 1.7 0.3 0.6
Jubrile Belo 21 13.7 5.6 1.0 0.5 1.0 0.0
Abdul Mohamed 21 6.6 5.8 1.1 0.4 0.2 0.5
Mike Hood 20 6.4 1.6 1.1 0.4 0.0 0.8

Total Facts

  • In Southern Utah’s matchups this season, the Thunderbirds and their opponents have gone over Friday’s total of 150.5 points 14 times (60.9% of opportunities).
  • Eight Montana State games this year (38.1% of its matchups) ended with a final total greater than Friday’s over/under of 150.5 points.
  • The Thunderbirds average 84.5 points per game against the Bobcats’ 74.7, totaling 8.7 points over the matchup’s total of 150.5.
  • The 141.1 points per game these two teams surrender to opponents on average this season are 9.4 fewer than the 150.5 total in this contest.
  • The Thunderbirds have seen a 153.6 average over/under in their games this season, 3.1 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • Bobcats games have an over/under of 146.7 points this season, 3.8 points fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/5/2020 Southern Utah Montana State -0.5 135 -110 -112 Regular Season 73-65 MONTST
1/4/2020 Southern Utah Southern Utah -7.5 133 -360 +277 Regular Season 59-53 S UTAH
3/4/2019 N/A Montana State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 90-83 MONTST
12/29/2018 N/A Southern Utah N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 92-62 MONTST

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