BYU Montana Betting Preview
Montana Grizzlies vs BYU Cougars Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Montana when they take on the BYU Cougars on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.
EnergySolutions Arena is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
The Cougars currently sports a 4-2 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-4 ATS. The Grizzlies are 3-1 and 2-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cougars produce a 1-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Grizzlies have gone 0-0 against the number.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Grizzlies were listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 48-ranked Cougars and the No. 134-rated Grizzlies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 79-77 win for the Cougars on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up BYU's No. 44 nationally ranked offense (77.8 points per game) against a Grizzlies defense that sits as the No. 124 at 63.5 PPG. The Cougars have been averaging 45.4% from the field, less than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (49.2% on average).
Defensively, Montana features the nation's No. 144-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.5 points per game. BYU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 61 nationally in scoring at home.
Montana was a 67-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against San Diego. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Montana got 23 points from Mathias Ward en route to a 67-66 victory over San Diego on Saturday at Dahlberg Arena.
In their last action, BYU was an 87-75 winner at home against CS Northridge. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as favorites. CS Northridge was victimized by Tyler Haws for 32 points as the Cougars defeated the Matadors 87-75 in college hoops action on Saturday.
Montana Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing San Francisco are 2-2
After playing San Diego are 0-1
After a win are 9-1
BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Iowa State are 1-0
After playing CS Northridge are 2-1
After a win are 6-4
A few Grizzlies at Cougars trends to consider:
BYU is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
BYU is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Montana at San Francisco, Friday, November 30
BYU at Iowa State, Saturday, December 1