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North Dakota Sioux home to Montana Grizzlies in NCAA Basketball betting action

Montana GrizzliesNorth Dakota Sioux
12-10February 15, 2014, 03:00 | Betty Engelstad Sioux Center10-13

A key college battle sees the visiting Montana Grizzlies travelling to North Dakota Saturday to take on the Sioux.

North Dakota will face the 12-10 Grizzlies, who own a 7-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Sioux are 12-9 on the OU so far this season while the Grizzlies are 12-3.

View Montana Grizzlies vs North Dakota Sioux Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Sioux installed as -3-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 85-rated Sioux and the No. 102-ranked Grizzlies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.


Montana lost its last outing, an 89-86 result against Northern Colorado on February 13. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. The Grizzlies endured an 89-86 loss at the hands of the Bears on Thursday, despite a 21-point effort from Kareem Jamar at Butler-Hancock Hall.

North Dakota lost its last outing, a 78-70 result against Montana State on February 13. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite. The Sioux endured a 78-70 loss at the hands of the Bobcats on Thursday, despite a 20-point effort from Aaron Anderson at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature North Dakota's No. 244-rated squad against Montana's No. 253-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, North Dakota rates No. 113 in the country with 6.39 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 nationally with 8 per match.

A few Grizzlies at Sioux trends to consider:
Montana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montana's last 5 games
Montana is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montana's last 6 games on the road
North Dakota is 14-5-1 SU in its last 20 games at home
North Dakota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Montana

Next up:
Montana home to Weber State, Thursday, February 20th
North Dakota at Sacramento State, Thursday, February 20th