Montana vs. Idaho: Picks for March 9

Mark Lathrop

Thursday, March 9, 2017 5:44 PM UTC

Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017 5:44 PM UTC

Both Montana and Idaho will have had 4 days off coming into this second-round Big Sky tourney game, and there should be plenty of energy to keep the pace up to get this game 'over' the listed total.

Montana vs. Idaho

Montana has put up some big totals this year, showing a tendency to up the pace with quicker teams both at home and on the road. The Griz average 74.6 points per game on the year and scored 77 and 70 against Idaho in the two games they played this season in conference play.

Idaho has cashed 'overs' at a 9-2 clip coming into this game, and the reason that I think it continues is that the Vandals have started winning while increasing their pace. In the span that they cashed 9-2 'overs,' Idaho also went 8-3 SU. When something is working, you are not likely to change it, especially come tournament time. Both of these teams score over 76 points per game in conference play, and I like this one to push 150, so I am taking the 'over' 139.

NCAAB Free Pick: 'Over' 139Best Line Offered: BookMaker

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