Montana Grizzlies vs. Idaho Vandals: 3/10/2021 Big Sky Tournament Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on March 10, 2021

The No. 6 seed Montana Grizzlies (12-12) are favored by 14.5 points in the Big Sky Tournament against the No. 11 seed Idaho Vandals (1-20) on Wednesday at CenturyLink Arena, starting at 5:00 PM ET. The winner takes another step toward an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Betting Information

Montana vs Idaho Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Montana -14.5 -113 -108 131.5 -110 -110 -1853 885

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Montana vs Idaho
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Idaho (+14.5) Over (131.5) Montana 76 Idaho 61

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Total Facts

  • In 13 of 24 games (54.2%) this year, the Grizzlies and their opponents have totaled at least this matchup’s point total of 131.5 points.
  • Idaho has played in 14 games this year (out of 21 total matchups — 66.7% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score more than 131.5 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 0.2 more points per game (131.7) than this game’s total of 131.5 points.
  • The Grizzlies and the Vandals have seen their opponents average a combined 11.6 more points per game than the point total of 131.5 set for this game.
  • The average point total for Grizzlies games this year is 5.6 more points than the over/under of 131.5 in this matchup.
  • Vandals games this season have averaged a total of 137.7 points, 6.2 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Grizzlies score six fewer points per game (70.8) than the Vandals give up (76.8).
  • When Montana scores more than 76.8 points, it is 6-2 overall and 2-0 against the spread.
  • Idaho has put together a 4-12 record against the spread and a 0-17 record overall in games when it gives up more than 70.8 points.
  • The Vandals average 5.4 fewer points per game (60.9) than the Grizzlies give up to opponents (66.3).
  • When it scores more than 66.3 points, Idaho is 3-0 against the spread and 1-4 overall.
  • Montana has a 5-12 record overall and an ATS record of 4-10 in games when its opponents score more than 60.9 points.
  • The Grizzlies have totaled 106 more points than their opponents this season (4.5 per game on average), while the Vandals have been out-scored by 334 total points (15.9 per game average differential).

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Montana Betting Information

  • Montana has not performed well against the spread this season, posting a 6-13 record.
  • The Grizzlies have typically run under the total this season, reaching the over/under in 9 of 19 games (47.4%).

Idaho Betting Information

  • The Vandals have a 7-13 record against the spread, covering in just 35% of their games.
  • In the majority of Idaho’s games this season, the teams have not hit the over (9 out of 20 games, 45%).

Head to Head

Montana vs Idaho (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/8/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 82-71 MONT
1/18/2020 Montana -12.5 133 -1115 +640 Regular Season 67-63 MONT
2/7/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 100-59 MONT
1/19/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 69-51 MONT

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Montana Leaders

  • Kyle Owens leads the Grizzlies in scoring, tallying 11.0 points per game to go with 5.6 rebounds and 0.6 assists.
  • Josh Bannan is the Grizzlies leading rebounder, grabbing 5.6 per game, while Cameron Parker is their best passer, averaging 4.8 assists in each contest.
  • Robby Beasley III provides the most three-point shooting production for the Grizzlies. He makes 1.5 threes per game.
  • Brandon Whitney and Derrick Carter-Hollinger lead Montana on the defensive end, with Whitney leading the team in steals averaging 1.0 per game and Carter-Hollinger in blocks averaging 0.9 per contest.

Idaho Leaders

  • Damen Thacker sits at the top of the Vandals scoring leaderboard with 10.9 points per game. He also pulls down 2.9 rebounds and dishes out 2.2 assists per game.
  • Tanner Christensen is at the top of the Vandals rebounding leaderboard with 4.4 rebounds per game, and Ja’Vary Christmas leads the team in assists with 2.6 per contest.
  • Gabe Quinnett makes more threes per game than any other member of the Vandals, knocking down shots from downtown at a rate of 1.7 per outing.
  • Thacker (1.1 steals per game) and Christensen (0.7 blocks per game) pace the Vandals in steals and blocks, respectively.
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