Montana Grizzlies visit Montana State Bobcats in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Montana Grizzlies vs Montana State Bobcats Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Montana when they take on the Montana State Bobcats on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
The Bobcats currently sports a 11-15 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-12 ATS. The Grizzlies are 19-6 and 11-11-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bobcats produce a 11-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Grizzlies have gone 11-8-1 against the number.
The Grizzlies were listed as 4-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bobcats at No. 315 and the Grizzlies at No. 184 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 76-68 result in favor of the Grizzlies.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Grizzlies is ranked No. 315 in NCAA hoops at 30.9 per game. Contrast that with Montana State’s No. 252 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Montana State is the No. 107-ranked team in the country at 6.8 per game, while Montana rates No. 92 at 7 per game.
Defensively, Montana features the nation's No. 167-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.3 points per game. Montana State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 86 nationally in scoring at home.
Montana was a 93-87 loser in its last match on the road against Davidson. They covered the 14.5-point spread as underdogs. The Grizzlies got a 28-point effort from Kareem Jamar, who added 12 rebounds, but Davidson still managed to defeat Montana 93-87 Saturday at Belk Arena.
Last time out for Montana State, they were a 62-61 winner as they battled Southern Utah on the road. They covered in the match as a 5-point underdog. Christian Moon scored 17 points leading the Bobcats to a 62-61 victory over Southern Utah at Centrum Arena on Thursday.
Montana Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Southern Utah are 5-2
After a loss are 8-2
Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Northern Arizona are 6-4
After playing Southern Utah are 3-0
After a win are 5-5
A few Grizzlies at Bobcats trends to consider:
Montana is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Montana is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Montana State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montana's last 7 games on the road
Montana State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montana State's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montana State's last 6 games when playing Montana
Montana State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Montana at Southern Utah, Monday, March 4
Montana State home to Northern Arizona, Thursday, March 7