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Montana vs Idaho State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/6/23

Idaho State Bengals (11-20) vs. Montana Grizzlies (16-13)
March 6, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Montana Grizzlies -4.5 / Idaho State Bengals +4.5; Over/Under: +131.5
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The Idaho State Bengals and the Montana Grizzlies meet in college basketball action from the Idaho Central Arena on Monday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Montana is listed as a 4.5-point favorite with the total for this game set at 131.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

Montana’s 69-61 win over Idaho State back on February 9th, 2023, made it back-to-back wins for the Grizzlies in this head-to-head matchup.


Idaho State is 0-4-1 ATS in their lats 5 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games while the over is 7-3 in their last 10 games as an underdog. Montana is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 8-3 in their last 11 games following an ATS win.


I’m sticking with Montana here. The Bengals have been slightly better than I thought they’d be in conference play and even have a better record than I thought they did just from an eye test. However, The Grizzlies are the better team entering the conference tournament in better form and they bullied the Bengals in the regular season meetings. I’ll side with the Grizzlies laying the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Montana -4.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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