Who's Playing

Idaho @ Montana State

Current Records: Idaho 5-15; Montana State 15-5

What to Know

The Montana State Bobcats are 9-3 against the Idaho Vandals since January of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. The Bobcats and Idaho will face off in a Big Sky battle at 6 p.m. ET at Max Worthington Arena. Montana State is out to keep their three-game home win streak alive.

Things were close when Montana State and the Eastern Washington Eagles clashed on Thursday, but Montana State ultimately edged out the opposition 69-65.

Meanwhile, Idaho lost to the Montana Grizzlies on the road by a decisive 81-62 margin.

Montana State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 14-point margin of victory. Those burned by picking them against the spread on Thursday might want to keep in mind that the squad has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.

The Bobcats' win brought them up to 15-5 while the Vandals' defeat pulled them down to 5-15. Montana State is 11-3 after wins this year, and Idaho is 4-10 after losses.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 6 p.m. ET
  • Where: Max Worthington Arena -- Bozeman, Montana
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $26.25

Odds

The Bobcats are a big 14-point favorite against the Vandals, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 14-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Montana State have won nine out of their last 12 games against Idaho.

  • Jan 06, 2022 - Montana State 92 vs. Idaho 72
  • Feb 28, 2021 - Montana State 71 vs. Idaho 61
  • Feb 26, 2021 - Idaho 74 vs. Montana State 69
  • Feb 06, 2020 - Montana State 72 vs. Idaho 50
  • Jan 09, 2020 - Montana State 71 vs. Idaho 68
  • Mar 13, 2019 - Montana State 75 vs. Idaho 71
  • Feb 09, 2019 - Montana State 86 vs. Idaho 72
  • Jan 10, 2019 - Montana State 77 vs. Idaho 67
  • Feb 15, 2018 - Idaho 88 vs. Montana State 78
  • Jan 26, 2017 - Montana State 94 vs. Idaho 91
  • Jan 07, 2017 - Idaho 83 vs. Montana State 81
  • Jan 23, 2016 - Montana State 70 vs. Idaho 68