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Davidson Wildcats host Montana Grizzlies in college basketball action

Montana GrizzliesDavidson Wildcats
Feb 23, 3:00 PM | Belk Arena

Montana Grizzlies vs Davidson Wildcats Odds

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Belk Arena will host Davidson Wildcats vs. Montana Grizzlies action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

Davidson battles the Grizzlies, currently sitting with a 19-5 mark (10-11-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-16-1 for the Wildcats and 10-8-1 for the Grizzlies.

View Montana vs Davidson Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Wildcats installed as 15.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 99 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Grizzlies, who rate No. 184 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 78-73 victory for the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Davidson's No. 63 nationally ranked offense (72.7 points per game) against a Grizzlies defense that sits as the No. 135 at 64.9 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 45.2% from the field, less than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (47.2% on average).

Defensively, Montana features the nation's No. 124-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.3 points per game. Davidson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 81 nationally in scoring at home.

Montana won its last outing, a 61-54 result against Idaho State on February 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Mathias Ward scored 12 points leading the Grizzlies to a 61-54 victory over Idaho State at Holt Arena on Saturday.

In their last action, Davidson was a 73-36 winner at home against Furman. They covered the 23.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Wildcats and Paladins didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Furman was handed a 73-36 defeat on Wednesday at Belk Arena.

Montana Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Montana State are 8-2
After playing Idaho State are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Elon are 8-2
After playing Furman are 4-6
After a win are 10-0

A few Grizzlies at Wildcats trends to consider:
Montana is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montana's last 6 games on the road
Davidson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Davidson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Davidson's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Davidson's last 5 games

Next up:
Montana at Montana State, Saturday, March 2
Davidson at Elon, Wednesday, February 27