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Montana vs. Montana State odds, score prediction: 2024 Big Sky Tournament picks, best bets by proven model

The 2024 Big Sky Tournament Championship will be held on Wednesday night and fierce rivals will be going head-to-head with an NCAA Tournament big on the line when the Montana Grizzlies take on the Montana State Bobcats. Montana is 23-10 on the season and is the No. 3 seed in the Big Sky Tournament after going 12-6 in the conference while Montana State is 16-17 overall and was the No. 5 seed after going 9-9 in the league. Montana swept the season series but Montana State has big-game experience on its side after making the NCAA Tournament the last two seasons.

Tipoff is scheduled for 11:30 p.m. ET at Idaho Central Arena in Boise. The Grizzlies are favored by 6.5 points in the latest Montana vs. Montana State odds and the over/under is 143. Before entering any Montana vs. Montana State picks, you’ll want to see the NCAA Basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.  

The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters 2024 conference championship week on a 145-104 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning more than $1,700 for $100 players. It also has a strong 28-18 (+820) record on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.

The model has set its sights on Montana State vs. Montana. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball betting lines for the game:

  • Montana vs. Montana State spread: Montana -6.5
  • Montana vs. Montana State over/under: 143 points
  • Montana vs. Montana State money line: Montana -280, Montana State +224
  • Montana vs. Montana State picks: See picks here

What you need to know about Montana

Despite being the third seed in the conference tournament, Montana was given a surprisingly easy path to the championship matchup. The Grizzlies beat No. 6 seed Portland State 87-81 on Monday and then dispatched No. 8 seed Idaho State 72-58 last night. The Grizzlies shot over 50% from the floor in both victories and have shown plenty of offensive versatility throughout the season.

Montana has four players who average double-figures in scoring with Aanen Moody leading the way. Moody averages 16.8 points per game while shooting 49.1% from the floor and 39.0% from the 3-point line. He’s scored at least 20 points in seven of his last 10 games and combined for 45 points in Montana’s two wins over Montana State. See picks at SportsLine

What you need to know about Montana State

Meanwhile, Montana State was an NCAA Tournament team the last two seasons under Danny Sprinkle and is in a position to go back in Matt Logie’s first season at the helm despite entering Wednesday under .500. The Bobcats scored a 91-82 win over Weber State in the quarterfinals and then earned a trip to the championship with a 74-71 win over Sacramento State in the semifinals last night.

Robert Ford III has led the team in scoring both games, scoring 27 points on Monday and 19 points on Tuesday. An Idaho State transfer who played a bench role on last year’s tournament team, Ford is leading the team in scoring (15.7 ppg) and rebounding (7.6 rpg) while ranking second in assists (3.0). See picks at SportsLine.

How to make Montana vs. Montana State picks

The model has simulated Montana vs. Montana State 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning Over and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Montana State vs. Montana, and which side of the spread hits over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that is on a 28-18 roll on its top-ranked college basketball picks this season, and find out.

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