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Montana Grizzlies face Idaho Vandals: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Montana GrizzliesIdaho Vandals
4-4December 28, 2013, 04:00 | Cowan Spectrum6-7

The Montana Grizzlies will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Vandals in Idaho at Cowan Spectrum on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Grizzlies will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Vandals are 1-2 ATS. Montana is 1-1 on the totals; Idaho is 2-1.

View Montana Grizzlies vs Idaho Vandals Odds and Stats.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 126-rated Vandals and the No. 243-ranked Grizzlies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Montana was a 91-74 winner at home against West Montana. Montana earned a 91-74 victory over West Montana on Friday, getting 24 points from Kareem Jamar at Dahlberg Arena.

In their last action, Idaho was a 79-69 loser on the road against CS Northridge. The Vandals got 17 points from Stephen Madison, but it was CS Northridge that prevailed in a 79-69 final on Sunday at The Matadome.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Idaho's No. 171-ranked scoring average of 72.15 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense rated No. 166 and allowing 71.5 PPG. The Vandals FG% has averaged 44.07% to date this season, less than the Grizzlies shooters have managed so far (49.35% per game).

A few Grizzlies at Vandals trends to consider:
Montana is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Montana is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Montana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Idaho
Montana is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Idaho
Idaho is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Idaho is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montana
Idaho is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Montana

Next up:
Montana home to Northern Arizona, Thursday, January 2nd
Idaho at UMKC, Thursday, January 2nd