Idaho vs. Montana State: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – February 29, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 28, 2024

Tipping off at 9:00 PM ET on Thursday, the Idaho Vandals (11-17, 5-10 Big Sky) will play the Montana State Bobcats (12-16, 7-8 Big Sky) at ICCU Arena. Idaho’s Julius Mims is among the players to watch. Thursday’s matchup between the Vandals and the Bobcats features the Vandals as slim 1.5-point favorites. The over/under is 141 points for the game.

Idaho vs. Montana State Betting Lines

Idaho vs Montana State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Idaho -1.5 141 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Idaho (-1.5)
Total Pick Over (141)

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Idaho vs. Montana State Stat Rankings

Idaho Avg. (Rank) Montana State Avg. (Rank)
69.4 (289th) Points Scored 73.6 (186th)
71.1 (153rd) Points Allowed 74.1 (247th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
6.8 (331st) Off. Rebounds 5.6 (359th)
7.6 (164th) 3pt Made 8.0 (122nd)
12.5 (230th) Assists 12.1 (270th)
10.4 (98th) Turnovers 11.2 (175th)

Idaho vs. Montana State Betting Trends

  • The Vandals have beaten the spread 13 times in 26 games.
  • Against the spread as 1.5-point favorites or more, Idaho is 3-1.
  • Out of 26 Vandals games so far this year, 14 have gone over the total.
  • A total of 15 times so far this season, Idaho and its opponent have combined to score more than 141 points.
  • The over/under for this game is 141 points, 0.4 more than the average point total for Vandals games this season.
  • Montana State has beaten the spread 11 times in 25 games.
  • Against the spread as 1.5-point underdogs or greater, the Bobcats are 8-7.
  • There have been 14 Idaho’s games (out of 26) that hit the over this season.
  • There have been 15 Bobcats games this season with more than 141 points scored.
  • The average total points scored in Montana State’s games this year (141) is 6.8 points higher than the total for this matchup.

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Idaho Impact Players

  • Mims leads the Vandals at 7.3 rebounds per game, while also putting up 1.1 assists and 11.6 points.
  • D’Angelo Minnis is posting 9.9 points, 3.1 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game.
  • Kyson Rose puts up 7.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest. Defensively, he delivers 0.4 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.
  • Terren Frank puts up 7.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.6 assists per contest, shooting 39.8% from the field.

Montana State Impact Players

  • Robert Ford leads the Bobcats in scoring (15.3 points per game) and rebounding (8.1), and puts up 2.9 assists. He also puts up 2.8 steals (third in the country) and 0.2 blocked shots.
  • The Bobcats receive 13.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game from Brian Goracke.
  • The Bobcats receive 13.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game from Brandon Walker.
  • Eddie Turner III tops the Bobcats in assists (3.4 per game), and puts up 9.1 points and 1.9 rebounds. He also averages 1.5 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.
  • Tyler Patterson is posting 7.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game, making 40.1% of his shots from the floor and 37.5% from beyond the arc, with 2.0 treys per game.

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