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Jan 19, 9:00 PM | Dahlberg Arena

Montana State Bobcats vs Montana Grizzlies Odds

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The Montana Grizzlies will try to cover the spread at Dahlberg Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Montana State Bobcats in NCAA basketball action.

The Bobcats will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 6-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Grizzlies are 6-6-1 ATS. Montana State is 4-4 on the totals; Montana is 5-4-1.

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Betting Line:
Montana opened as 15.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 207-ranked Grizzlies and the No. 281-rated Bobcats in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-70 win for the Grizzlies on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montana's No. 116 nationally ranked offense (70.3 points per game) against a Bobcats defense that sits as the No. 308 at 73.2 PPG. The Grizzlies have been averaging 46.3% from the field, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (41.7% on average).

Defensively, Montana State features the nation's No. 326-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.9 points per game. Montana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 150 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Montana State was an 86-73 loser on the road against North Dakota. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Bobcats endured an 86-73 loss at the hands of the Sioux on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Christian Moon at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

In their last action, Montana was a 73-67 winner at home against Southern Utah. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites. Montana got 20 points from Mathias Ward en route to a 73-67 victory over Southern Utah on Thursday at Dahlberg Arena.

Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Southern Utah are 1-1
After a loss are 4-6

Montana Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Idaho State are 7-3
After playing Southern Utah are 2-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Bobcats at Grizzlies trends to consider:
Montana State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Montana
Montana State is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Montana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Montana is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montana's last 5 games
Montana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montana State

Next up:
Montana State home to Southern Utah, Monday, January 21
Montana home to Idaho State, Thursday, January 24