Arizona vs Montana State Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Tuesday, December 20, 2022

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The Arizona Wildcats (10-1) will attempt to continue a four-game win streak when they host the Montana State Bobcats (7-5) at 8:30 PM ET on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. The Bobcats have also taken four games in a row.

Tuesday’s matchup between the Wildcats and the Bobcats features the Wildcats as mammoth 21-point favorites. A 157.5-point over/under has been set for the game.

Arizona vs. Montana State Odds

Point Spread for Arizona vs. Montana State

The spread for this matchup is set at 21 points, with oddsmakers listing Arizona as the favorite.

Arizona vs. Montana State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Arizona has -6774 odds to pick up the win, while Montana State is listed at +1733 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 157.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, December 20, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • Arena: McKale Center

Arizona vs. Montana State Betting Trends

Against the spread, Arizona is 5-6-0 this season. The Wildcats have been victorious in 10, or 90.9%, of the 11 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Arizona’s games this year have hit the over six times in 10 opportunities (60%).

Montana State is 6-3-1 against the spread this season. The Bobcats have won two of the five games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (40%). Montana State has hit the over 50% of the time this season (five of 10 games with a set point total).

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Arizona vs. Montana State Key Players to Watch


Azuolas Tubelis paces the Wildcats with 20.1 points per contest and 2.1 assists, while also posting 8.6 rebounds. Oumar Ballo paces his squad in rebounds per game (9.3), and also puts up 18.1 points and 1.5 assists. At the other end, he puts up 0.7 steals and 1.7 blocked shots. Kerr Kriisa is tops on the Wildcats at 6.7 assists per contest, while also putting up 3.2 rebounds and 11.3 points. He is eighth in the country in assists. Pelle Larsson averages 10.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists per contest, shooting 46.6% from the field.

Montana State

Raequan Battle tops the Bobcats in scoring (17.3 points per game) and assists (1.4), and posts 3.6 rebounds. He also delivers 1.1 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. Jubrile Belo tops the Bobcats in rebounding (6 per game), and produces 12.2 points and 0.7 assists. He also delivers 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. Darius Brown II tops the Bobcats in assists (5.2 per game), and puts up 6.3 points and 3.6 rebounds. He also delivers 1 steal and 0 blocked shots. The Bobcats receive 9.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game from Great Osobor.

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What you need to know about the Arizona Wildcats

The Wildcats sport a top-25 offense this year, ranking third-best in college basketball with 90.5 points per game. Defensively, they rank 319th with 75.2 points allowed per contest. Arizona is allowing 29.5 boards per game this year (100th-ranked in college basketball), but it has thrived by grabbing 38.7 rebounds per contest (11th-best).

Arizona is making 8 threes per game (140th-ranked in college basketball). It owns a 37.4% shooting percentage (56th-ranked) from downtown. The Wildcats are ceding 8.6 three-pointers per game (312th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 33.8% (221st-ranked) from downtown.

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What you need to know about the Montana State Bobcats

The Bobcats score 78.8 points per game and give up 67.8, making them 68th in college basketball on offense and 160th defensively. Montana State collects 33.1 rebounds per game and concede 27.7 boards, ranking 150th and 35th, respectively, in the country.

At home, the Bobcats score 103.5 points per game. On the road, they score 68.4. Beyond the arc, Montana State is 131st in college basketball in 3-pointers made per game (8.1). It is 108th in 3-point percentage at 35.8%. The Bobcats give up 6.7 3-pointers per game and concede 31.6% from beyond the arc, ranking 132nd and 129th, respectively, in college basketball.

Arizona vs. Montana State Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Arizona, and we project that Montana State will cover the spread (Arizona -21). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 157.5 points.

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How to bet Arizona vs. Montana State

You can bet on Arizona vs. Montana State at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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