Montana State vs. Weber State Big Sky Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, March 7, 2023
The No. 2 seed Montana State Bobcats (23-9, 15-3 Big Sky) are 5.5-point favorites to win and move closer to a guaranteed berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket against the No. 3 seed Weber State Wildcats (18-14, 12-6 Big Sky) in the Big Sky Tournament Tuesday at Idaho Central Arena, beginning at 11:00 PM on ESPN2. The point total is 129.5 in the matchup.
Montana State vs. Weber State Odds
- Montana State odds to win: -254
- Weber State odds to win: +206
- Spread: Montana State (-5.5)
- Total: 129.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
- Time: 11:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN2
- Where: Boise, Idaho
- Venue: Idaho Central Arena
Who Will Win Montana State vs. Weber State?
Montana State and Weber State Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Montana State has a 10-5-2 record against the spread this season when favored by 5.5 points or more.
Weber State has a 5-6 record against the spread when an underdog by 5.5 points or more this year.
Between them, these two teams average 12.3 more points per game (141.8) than this matchup’s total (129.5).
Montana State and Weber State have seen its opponents average a combined 4.8 more points per game than the over/under of 129.5 set for this matchup.
The average total in Montana State’s games this year is 11.3 more points than the over/under of 129.5 in this game.
The average total in Wildcats games this season is 5.8 more points than the point total of 129.5 in this outing.
The Bobcats’ ATS record is 18-9-3 this season.
So far this year, the Wildcats have put together a 16-14-0 record against the spread.
Montana State Stats & Insights
Montana State is outscoring opponents by 7.8 points per game with a +249 scoring differential overall. It puts up 74.3 points per game (118th in college basketball) and allows 66.5 per contest (75th in college basketball).
Montana State prevails in the rebound battle by an average of 2.3 boards. It is pulling down 29.8 rebounds per game (284th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 27.5 per contest.
The Bobcats make 6.2 three-pointers per game (301st in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 6.5. They shoot 33.6% from deep while their opponents hit 34.5% from long range.
Montana State averages 100.1 points per 100 possessions (35th in college basketball), while allowing 89.6 points per 100 possessions (122nd in college basketball).
The Bobcats are scoring 82.2 points per game in home games. Away from home, they are averaging 69.1 points per contest.
Weber State Stats & Insights
Weber State puts up 67.5 points per game (288th in college basketball) while allowing 67.8 per contest (112th in college basketball). It has a -8 scoring differential.
Weber State is 343rd in the nation at 28.0 rebounds per game. That’s 1.8 fewer than the 29.8 its opponents average.
Weber State hits 6.7 three-pointers per game (257th in college basketball) at a 34.1% rate (185th in college basketball), compared to the 8.3 per contest its opponents make, shooting 37.4% from deep.
Weber State averages 93.8 points per 100 possessions on offense (185th in college basketball), and allows 94.1 points per 100 possessions (260th in college basketball).
At home, the Wildcats score 72.4 points per game. Away, they average 63.4.
Montana State Key Players to Watch
Raequan Battle leads the Bobcats in scoring, tallying 17.2 points per game to go with 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist.
Montana State’s leading rebounder is Jubrile Belo averaging 6.1 boards per game and its best passer is Darius Brown II and his 4.8 assists per game.
The Bobcats get the most three-point shooting production out of Tyler Patterson, who knocks down 1.5 threes per game.
The Montana State steals leader is Brown, who averages 1.9 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Belo, who compiles 1.0 block per contest.
Weber State Key Players to Watch
Dillon Jones is atop almost all of the Wildcats’ leaderboards by recording 16.6 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.
Steven Verplancken Jr. is the top shooter from the three-point line for the Wildcats, hitting 2.0 threes per game.
Weber State’s leader in steals is Jones with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Alex Tew with 0.5 per game.
Montana State vs. Weber State Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Weber State (+5.5)
- Pick OU:
Montana State 70, Weber State 66
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