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Southern Utah vs Montana State 2/19/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Montana State Bobcats (20-6) vs. Southern Utah Thunderbirds (16-8)
February 19, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Southern Utah Thunderbirds -2.5 / Montana State Bobcats +2.5; Over/Under: -143.5
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The Montana State Bobcats and the Southern Utah Thunderbirds meet in college basketball action from the America First Events Center on Saturday afternoon.

The Montana State Bobcats will look to rebound from an 88-86 OT loss to Eastern Washington last time out. Jubrile Belo leads the Bobcats in scoring with 13.5 PPG along with 6.6 RPG while Abdul Mohammed has 6.7 RPG to own the team lead for the Bobcats on the glass along with 8.4 PPG. Xavier Bishop has 12.8 PPG with a team-high 4.4 APG on the year to lead Montana State in assists. Amin Adamu has 11.5 PPG to make up the group of double-digit scorers up to this point in the season. As a team, Montana State is averaging 76.6 PPG on 46.8% shooting from the field, 38.1% from three and 72.7% from the foul line while allowing 68.3 PPG on 42.1% shooting from the field and 32% from three this season.

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds will hope to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 4 games following a 100-95 loss to Northern Colorado last time out. Tevian Jones leads the Thunderbirds in scoring with 16.2 PPG with 4.9 RPG while John Knight III has 14.3 PPG with 4.2 RPG and a team-high 4.3 APG to lead the Thunderbirds in assists this season. Dre Marin has 10.7 PPG with 3.8 RPG and 2.6 APG this season while Maizen Fausett has 12.9 PPG with a team-high 8.7 RPG to make up the group of double-digit scorers for Southern Utah up to this point in the season. As a team, Southern Utah is averaging 80 PPG on 46.1% shooting from the field, 34.2% from three and 71.6% from the foul line while allowing 73.8 PPG on 43.3% shooting from the field and 33.1% from three this season.

Montana State is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games against a team with a home winning percentage above .600 while the over is 14-3 in their last 17 games as a home underdog. Southern Utah is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a winning road record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss.

I get why you’d back either team here as the Thunderbirds are solid offensively and Montana State was rolling before their loss to Eastern Washington last time out. With that said, I’m leaning towards the over here. Southern Utah is one of the most efficient offenses in the Big Sky and Montana State will likely get theirs as well. How we have a total under 150 is beyond me. Give me the over here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:
Over 143.5

Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and since then he's worked tirelessly to pick out winners across a wide range of sports from NBA,NHL,MLB and NFL and even into the college ranks of football and basketball as well. Chris has carried over his drive and determination from playing sports at a young age to crushing the competition on a daily basis here at Sports Chat Place!
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