Idaho vs Montana State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/28/21

Idaho vs Montana State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/28/21 Photo by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Montana State Bobcats (9-8) at Idaho Vandals (1-19)

College Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Cowan Spectrum at the Kibbie Dome)

The Line: Idaho Vandals +11 -- Over/Under: 137 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Montana State Bobcats and the Idaho Vandals meet in college basketball action from the Cowan Spectrum on Sunday afternoon.

The Montana State Bobcats will look to bounce back from a 74-69 loss to Idaho last time out. Xavier Bishop leads the Bobcats in scoring and assists with 14.9 PPG and 3.6 APG while Amin Adamu is right behind with 14.8 PPG and 5.1 RPG and Jubrile Belo has 12.5 PPG with a team-high 5.5 RPG to lead the Bobcats on the glass this season. As a team, Montana State is averaging 75.1 PPG on 45.1% shooting from the field and 33.8% from 3-point range while allowing 72.9 PPG on 43% shooting from the field and 34.8% from 3-point range this season.

The Idaho Vandals will look to build on their first win of the year after the upset last time out. Damon Thacker leads the Vandals in scoring with  11.2 PPG along with 2.2 APG while Scott Blakney has 10.7 PPG and 2.9 RPG to pack up the duo of double-digit scorers for Idaho up to this point in the season. Ja’Vary Christmas leads Idaho in assists with 2.7 APG and Tanner Christensen has 4.4 RPG to lead Idaho on the glass. As a team, Idaho is averaging 60.9 PPG on 42.6% shooting from the field and 33.7 PPG while allowing 77.1 PPG on 47.3% shooting from the field and 38.4% from 3-point range this season.

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Montana State is 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. Idaho is 3-13 ATS in their last 16 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. The road team is 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings between these two teams.

I get that the Bobcats have had the better season up to this point in the year but let’s be honest, I want nothing to with the team that just gave Idaho their first win of the season and did so as double-digit underdogs. Montana State’s a good team but even I have my limits so basically out of spite alone, I’ll have to take Idaho and the points here,

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Chris’s Pick Idaho +11

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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