The No. 2 seed Montana State Bobcats (23-9, 15-3 Big Sky) are squaring off against the No. 3 seed Weber State Wildcats (18-14, 12-6 Big Sky) in the Big Sky Tournament on Tuesday at Idaho Central Arena. The game is scheduled for 11:00 PM.
Tuesday’s matchup between the Bobcats and the Wildcats features the Bobcats as 5.5-point favorites. The matchup’s over/under is 129.5.
Montana State vs. Weber State Odds
Point Spread for Montana State vs. Weber State
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Montana State as the favorite.
Montana State vs. Weber State Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Montana State has -254 odds to pick up the win, while Weber State is listed at +206 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 129.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
- Game Time: 11:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN2
- Location: Boise, Idaho
- Arena: Idaho Central Arena
Montana State vs. Weber State Betting Trends
Montana State is 18-9-3 against the spread this year. The Bobcats have won in 18, or 81.8%, of the 22 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Montana State’s games this year have gone over the point total 13 times in 30 opportunities (43.3%).
Against the spread, Weber State is 16-14-0 this year. The Wildcats have won eight of the 18 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (44.4%). Weber State’s games this season have gone over the total in 16 of 30 opportunities (53.3%).
Montana State vs. Weber State Key Players to Watch
Raequan Battle averages 17.2 points and 1 assists per game — both team highs. He is also posting 3 rebounds, shooting 47.2% from the floor and 32.8% from beyond the arc with 1.4 made 3-pointers per game. Jubrile Belo puts up a team-best 6.1 rebounds per contest. In addition, he’s putting up 13 points and 0.9 assists, shooting 59.1% from the field. Darius Brown II leads his team in assists per contest (4.8), and also registers 9 points and 4.2 rebounds. Defensively, he delivers 1.9 steals and 0 blocked shots. Great Osobor puts up 9.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1 assists per game. At the other end, he delivers 0.6 steals and 0.8 blocked shots.
Dillon Jones is No. 1 on the Wildcats in scoring (16.6 points per game), rebounding (10.8) and assists (3.8), shooting 48% from the floor and 31.6% from beyond the arc with 1.2 triples per game. He also averages 1.5 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Steven Verplancken Jr. gets the Wildcats 13.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest. He also posts 0.7 steals and 0 blocked shots. Alex Tew is posting 6.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest, making 55.5% of his shots from the field. Dyson Koehler gets the Wildcats 6.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest. He also averages 0.7 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Montana State Bobcats
Montana State is 12-6-1 ATS in conference games this season. This year, the Bobcats are putting up 74.3 points per game (118th-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 66.5 points per contest (75th-ranked). With 27.5 rebounds allowed per game, Montana State is 17th-best in college basketball. It ranks 284th in college basketball by pulling down 29.8 rebounds per contest.
Montana State is sinking 6.2 threes per game (301st-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 33.6% shooting percentage (214th-ranked) from beyond the arc. This season, the Bobcats are giving up 6.5 three-pointers per game (81st-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 34.5% (224th-ranked) from downtown.
The Bobcats have gone 9-1 in their past 10 contests, with a 5-4-1 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 games, Montana State has gone over the total six times. Montana State’s offense has been less effective over its last 10 games, racking up 72.3 points a contest compared to the 74.3 it has averaged this year. Montana State has been less stingy on the defensive side of the ball as of late, giving up 66.9 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 66.5 points per game its opponents average over the 2022-23 season.
What you need to know about the Weber State Wildcats
Weber State is 12-7-0 ATS in conference action this year. With 67.5 points scored per game and 67.8 points allowed, the Wildcats are 288th in the country on offense and 111th on defense. On the glass, Weber State is 16th-worst in the nation in rebounds (28 per game). It is 98th in rebounds conceded (29.8 per game).
Beyond the arc, Weber State is 257th in college basketball in 3-pointers made per game (6.7). It is 185th in 3-point percentage at 34.1%. The Wildcats are 305th in the country in 3-pointers conceded (8.3 per game) and 14th-worst in 3-point percentage defensively (37.4%).
The Wildcats have a 6-4 record against the spread while going 7-3 overall in their past 10 contests. Weber State has hit the over in seven of its last 10 outings. While Weber State is posting 67.5 points per game in 2022-23, it has improved that mark in its previous 10 games, tallying 69.4 a contest. The Wildcats are surrendering 69.7 points per contest in their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 67.8 points allowed.
Montana State vs. Weber State Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this game is Montana State, and we project that Weber State will cover the spread (Montana State -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 129.5 points.
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