Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. Montana State Bobcats 3/12/2021 Big Sky Tournament Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on March 12, 2021

The Big Sky conference tournament continues Friday as the No. 1 seed Southern Utah Thunderbirds (20-3) face off against the No. 5 seed Montana State Bobcats (12-9) at CenturyLink Arena, beginning at 7:00 PM ET. Southern Utah is a 7.5-point favorite to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Betting Information

Southern Utah vs Montana State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Southern Utah -7.5 -110 -110 151 -101 -120 -340 270

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Total Facts

  • In 60.9% of their opportunities this season (14 of 23 chances), the Thunderbirds and their opponents have scored more than this matchup’s point total of 151 points.
  • Montana State and its opponents have combined to score at least 151 points in eight of 21 opportunities (38.1%) this year.
  • These teams average a combined 159.2 points per game, 8.2 more points than the over/under of 151 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 9.9 less points per game (141.1) than this matchup’s over/under of 151 points.
  • The Thunderbirds average point total in outings this season is 153.6, 2.6 points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • The average point total for the Bobcats this season is 4.3 points lower than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 84.5 points per game the Thunderbirds record are 12.5 more points than the Bobcats allow (72).
  • Southern Utah is 11-0 against the spread and 18-1 overall when scoring more than 72 points.
  • Montana State is 0-3 against the spread and 0-3 overall when allowing more than 84.5 points.
  • The Bobcats score 5.6 more points per game (74.7) than the Thunderbirds give up (69.1).
  • When it scores more than 69.1 points, Montana State is 6-0 against the spread and 9-5 overall.
  • Southern Utah’s record is 5-3 overall and 3-5 against the spread when it gives up more than 74.7 points to its opponents.
  • The Thunderbirds have put up a total of 355 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 15.4 per game), and the Bobcats have out-scored opponents by 55 points on the season (2.7 more per game).

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Southern Utah Betting Information

  • The Thunderbirds have been strong against the spread this season, earning a 12-5 record.
  • When favored by at least 7.5 points, the Thunderbirds have put up a 3-3 record ATS.
  • Southern Utah has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to hit the total in 12 of 17 games for a 70.6% rate.

Montana State Betting Information

  • Montana State has covered the spread in less than half of its outings, going 7-11-1 ATS.
  • When they are at least 7.5-point underdogs, the Bobcats have not fared well, going 0-2 against the spread.
  • Montana State has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 68.4% of matchups this year (13 out of 19 contests).

Head to Head

Southern Utah vs Montana State (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/5/2020 Southern Utah -0.5 135 -110 -112 Regular Season 73-65 MONST
1/4/2020 Southern Utah -7.5 133 -360 +277 Regular Season 59-53 SUTAH
3/4/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 90-83 MONST
12/29/2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 92-62 MONST

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Southern Utah Leaders

  • The Thunderbirds scoring leader is Tevian Jones, who averages 17.0 per contest to go with 4.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists.
  • Maizen Fausett leads Southern Utah in rebounding, averaging 7.0 per game, while John Knight III leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.2 in each contest.
  • Jones contributes the bulk of the Thunderbirds’ three-point shooting production. He hits 2.5 threes per game to lead the squad.
  • Knight is the Thunderbirds leader in steals, averaging 1.5 steals per game, while Ivan Madunic leads them in blocks with 0.7 per contest.

Montana State Leaders

  • Xavier Bishop collects 14.8 points and tacks on 4.0 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Bobcats’ leaderboards in those statistics.
  • Abdul Mohamed’s stat line of 5.8 rebounds, 6.6 points and 1.1 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Montana State rebounding leaderboard.
  • Bishop is reliable from three-point range and leads the Bobcats with 1.4 made threes per game.
  • Amin Adamu (1.7 steals per game) and Jubrile Belo (1.0 block per game) lead the Bobcats in steals and blocks, respectively.
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