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    A first-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the 14th-seeded Montana State Bobcats (25-9) play as 8.5-point underdogs against the No. 3 seed Kansas State Wildcats (23-9) on Friday at Greensboro Coliseum. The contest begins at 9:40 PM on CBS. Here’s what you need to know when filling out your brackets for this 3-14 matchup.

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    How do I watch Wildcats vs. Bobcats?

    • Game Day: Friday, March 17, 2023
    • Game Time: 9:40 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS
    • Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
    • Arena: Greensboro Coliseum

    Betting Lines for Wildcats vs. Bobcats

    Kansas State vs Montana State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Kansas State -8.5 139

    Kansas State Betting Stats & Information

    • Kansas State has been listed as the moneyline favorite a total of 17 times this season, and it has won each of those games.
    • The Wildcats have played in five games as a moneyline favorite with odds of -415 or shorter and won each time.
    • The Wildcats are 21-11-0 ATS this season.
    • The Bobcats are winless against the spread (0-1-1) when playing as at least 8.5-point underdogs.
    • The average point total for Kansas State’s games this year is 5.5 more points than the total of 139 in this matchup.

    Montana State Betting Stats & Info

    • Montana State has entered the game as underdogs seven times this season and won three of those games.
    • The Bobcats have not won as an underdog of +328 or more on the moneyline this season in two such games.
    • So far this year, the Bobcats have put together an 18-11-3 record against the spread.
    • The Bobcats are 0-1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 8.5 points or more this season.
    • The average point total for Montana State this year is 1.8 points higher than this game’s over/under.

    Kansas State vs. Montana State Season Stat Comparison

    Kansas State Rank Kansas State AVG Montana State AVG Montana State Rank
    86th 75.5 Points Scored 74.2 122nd
    143rd 69 Points Allowed 66.6 71st
    139th 32.4 Rebounds 30 280th
    156th 8.8 Off. Rebounds 7.2 287th
    210th 7.1 3pt Made 6.2 300th
    11th 16.8 Assists 12.5 225th
    321st 13.7 Turnovers 11.4 132nd

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Kansas State Wildcats Leaders

    • The scoring and rebounding leader for the Wildcats is Keyontae Johnson, who averages 17.7 points and seven rebounds per game.
    • Markquis Nowell leads Kansas State in assists, averaging 7.6 per game while also scoring 16.8 points per contest.
    • The Wildcats get the most three-point shooting production out of Nowell, who makes 2.3 threes per game.

    Montana State Bobcats Leaders

    • Raequan Battle scores 17.4 points per game and is the top scorer for the Bobcats.
    • Montana State’s leader in rebounds is Jubrile Belo with 6.1 per game, and its leader in assists is Darius Brown II with 4.8 per game.
    • Battle is the most prolific from the three-point line for the Bobcats, hitting 1.5 threes per game.

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