Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Grizzlies versus the Vandals? Tip off is at at 5:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at ICCU Arena in Moscow, ID. Montana is favored by -5.5 in this Big Sky conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 141.5 points.

MONTANA GRIZZLIES VS IDAHO VANDALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Idaho Vandals +5.5

This game will be played at ICCU Arena at 5:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE IDAHO VANDALS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Vandals.
  • Not only will Idaho pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.

Can the Grizzlies Grab a Win on the Road?

Montana enters this game as the favorite, as they have been in 18 of their 29 games this season. So far, they have gone 14-4 when favored, and they are 19-10 overall.

On the road, the Grizzlies have gone 7-7 this season, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -4.3, compared to +9.8 at home.

Montana has an ATS record of 15-11 this season and they are 11-7 vs. the spread when they are the favorite. On the road, the Grizzlies have an ATS mark of 8-6 this year and they are 5-5 vs. the spread in their last 10 road games.

Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Montana’s games this season (143.2). So far, 15 of their games have had a higher over/under line than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points, which is higher than their season average of 147.9 points per game.

In their recent game, the Grizzlies’ offense concluded with 79 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 77.1 points per contest. Aanen Moody is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 16.2. Meanwhile, Dischon Thomas also brings a PPG average of 12 into the game.

On the defensive side, Montana is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.0 points per game. In today’s game, the Montana defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 89 points.

Will Idaho Pull Through as the Underdog Home Team?

Idaho will be looking to bounce back after a 62-48 loss to Montana State. The Vandals are 11-18 overall and 5-11 in Big Sky play. At home, they have gone 4-9 this season.

As the underdog, Idaho has gone 6-16 this season. They have gone 3-2 when favored. The Vandals have been the underdog in 22 of their 29 games.

As the underdog, Idaho has a solid ATS record of 10-12 this season. Their overall ATS mark is 12-14-1, but they have been better vs. the spread as the underdog. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Vandals have gone 7-3. At home, Idaho’s ATS record is 5-7-1 this year.

This season, the over/under record for Idaho is 13-12-2. So far, their games have averaged 139.6 points, which is lower than the average over/under line of 140.9. Today’s over/under line is 141.5. Over their last three games, the OU record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 136 points.

In their recent matchup, the Idaho offense ended with 48 points against Montana State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 34% and made 7 threes. The team’s top scorer is Quinn Denker, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 12.7, while Julius Mims also carries a PPG average of 11.3 into the game.

In terms of defense, Idaho is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 70.8 points per game. Against Montana State in their most recent game, the Idaho defense gave up a total of 62 points while allowing Montana State to hit 34% of their shots.