Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Grizzlies versus the Bobcats? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse in Bozeman, MT. The Grizzlies are the favored team in this Big Sky conference contest against the Bobcats. The game’s over/under currently sits at 146.5 points.

MONTANA GRIZZLIES VS MONTANA STATE BOBCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Montana State Bobcats +4.5

This game will be played at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse at 9:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.

WHY BET THE MONTANA STATE BOBCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Bobcats.
  • Not only will Montana State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Does Montana Have What it Takes on the Road?

Montana comes into this game with an 11-6 overall record and a 2-2 mark in Big Sky play. So far, the Grizzlies have been better at home (4-2) than on the road (4-4), but they have won two straight away from home.

On the season, Montana has been favored in eight of its 17 games, going 6-2 in those contests. The Grizzlies’ average scoring margin at home is +12.8 compared to -6.1 on the road.

As the favorite this season, Montana has gone 6-2 vs. the spread, and they have an overall ATS mark of 10-4. On the road, the Grizzlies have been even better vs. the spread, going 8-2 in their last 10 games and 6-2 this season.

Montana’s over/under record this season is 7-7 and the average scoring total in their games is 148.1. Today’s over/under line is 146.5. So far, 10 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 157 points.

Montana recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 90 points against Northern Arizona. This output exceeded their season average of 78.6 points per game. Offensively, the Grizzlies have a season long field goal percentage of 47%, which is 78th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 213rd in percentage and 200th in three-pointers made.

The Grizzlies’ defense is presently ranked 153rd nationally, allowing an average of 71.5 points per contest. The Montana defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 47 points and allowed Northern Arizona to connect on 14 threes.

Will Montana State Win at Home?

Montana State is 8-9 overall and 3-1 in the Big Sky. They have won two straight games and are 4-3 at home this season. They are 3-6 as the underdog.

Montana State is 4-1 in their last five home games and 6-4 in their last 10. They are coming off a 90-81 win over Northern Colorado. For the season, they are averaging +3.9 points per game at home.

Montana State has an ATS record of 5-9 this season. At home, they are 2-5 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Bobcats are 4-5 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Montana State has gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Montana State’s games this season (142.7). So far, the over/under record for the Bobcats this season is 8-6. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and over their last 10 games, it is 7-2. The average scoring total in their last three games is 149 points, which is higher than the average over/under line of 146.5 today.

In their latest game, Montana State offense put up 90 points against Northern Colorado. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 56.9% and made 6 threes. Brian Goracke led the scoring for the Bobcats, contributing 25 points. Additionally, Brandon Walker chipped in with 22 points.

In terms of defense, Montana State is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 73.6 points per game. Montana State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Northern Colorado offense to knock down 56% of their shots on their way to putting up 81 points.