Montana State vs Montana: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – January 28, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on January 28, 2021 - Last Updated on January 30, 2021

The Montana State Bobcats (7-2) are 1.5-point favorites as they attempt to build on a five-game win streak when they visit the Montana Grizzlies (5-7) on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Dahlberg Arena. The game airs at 9:00 PM ET. The matchup’s over/under is 127.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 28, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Grizzlies (+1.5)

The model line is much more favorable to the Grizzlies compared to the DraftKings line, a 4.7 point difference, and has them favored to win Thursday’s game outright. Put your money on the Grizzlies.

Pick OU:
Over (127.5)

The DraftKings point total for this matchup is just 6.2 points lower than the model projection.

Prediction: Montana 68, Montana State 65

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Bobcats have an average implied point total of 72.5 this season, which is 7.5 points higher than their implied total in Thursday’s game (65).
  • Montana State has surpassed its implied point total for this matchup (65) six times this season.
  • The 70-point average implied total on the season for the Grizzlies is seven more points than the team’s 63-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Montana is trying to outscore its implied point total for this matchup (63) for the ninth time this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Montana State and Montana Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 1.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Bobcats 5-2-1 2-1-1 4-4
Grizzlies 3-6 1-4 4-5

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

Last 5 Games

Montana State

Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
1/23/2021 Northern Arizona Win 58-53 1/23/2021 Sacramento State Loss 89-83
1/21/2021 Northern Arizona Win 62-51 1/21/2021 Sacramento State Win 78-66
1/16/2021 Portland State Win 69-64 1/16/2021 Northern Arizona Loss 62-58
1/14/2021 Portland State Win 71-64 1/14/2021 Northern Arizona Win 67-56
1/9/2021 Northern Colorado Win 76-74 12/22/2020 Arizona Loss 70-64

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