Montana Grizzlies vs. Idaho State Bengals: 2/27/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 27, 2021

The Montana Grizzlies (9-12) visit the Idaho State Bengals (12-8) in a matchup of Big Sky teams at Reed Gym, beginning at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The Grizzlies are 3.5-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The matchup has an over/under of 126.5.

Betting Information

Montana vs Idaho State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Montana -3.5 -105 -115 126.5 -110 -110 -161 135

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Computer picks for Montana vs Idaho State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Idaho State (+3.5) Over (126.5) Montana 67 Idaho State 64

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Total Facts

  • In 13 of 21 games (61.9%) this year, the Grizzlies and their opponents have totaled at least this matchup’s over/under of 126.5 points.
  • Idaho State and its opponents have combined to score at least 126.5 points in 12 of 20 games (60%) this season.
  • The Grizzlies and the Bengals combine to average 12.7 more points per game than the over/under of 126.5 set for this game.
  • The Grizzlies and the Bengals have seen their opponents average a combined 1.2 more points per game than the point total of 126.5 set for this matchup.
  • The average total the Grizzlies have had set in matchups this year is 10.5 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • Bengals games this season have averaged an over/under of 129.9 points, 3.4 more than the point total in this matchup.

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Montana Betting Information

  • The Grizzlies have struggled to an extent against the spread this year, putting up a 6-12 record.
  • The Grizzlies have struggled to cover, going just 0-4 ATS when favored by at least 3.5 points.
  • Montana has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the total, doing so 8 times in 18 contests (44.4%).

Idaho State Betting Information

  • Idaho State has a losing record against the spread, going 7-8 ATS (covering just 46.7% of the time).
  • The Bengals have gone 1-1 against the spread when they are at least a 3.5-point underdog.
  • In the majority of Bengals games this season, the teams have not hit the over (4 out of 15 games, 26.7%).

Head to Head

Montana vs Idaho State (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/25/2021 Montana -2.5 126 -148 +120 Regular Season 64-58 MONT
2/15/2020 Montana -12.5 141 -1019 +625 Regular Season 78-63 MONT
1/23/2020 Montana -5 132 -226 +180 Regular Season 77-74 MONT
2/16/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 80-68 MONT
1/24/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 80-69 MONT

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Montana Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Grizzlies this season is Kyle Owens, who averages 11.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 0.6 assists per game.
  • Josh Bannan leads Montana in rebounding, averaging 5.8 per game, while Cameron Parker leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.9 in each contest.
  • Robby Beasley III connects on more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Grizzlies, knocking down shots from deep at a clip of 1.4 per game.
  • Brandon Whitney is Montana’s leader in steals, averaging 1.0 steal per game, while Derrick Carter-Hollinger leads them in blocks with 0.9 per contest.

Idaho State Leaders

  • Robert Ford III leads the Bengals in both rebounds and assists with 7.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.
  • Tarik Cool counts for 14.3 points per game, making him the top scorer on Idaho State’s team.
  • Cool’s 1.8 made threes per game lead the Bengals.
  • Idaho State’s leader in steals is Ford with 1.1 per game, and its leader in blocks is Brayden Parker with 1.3 per game.
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