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Montana Grizzlies vs Thunderbirds College Hoops Game Preview

Montana GrizzliesSouthern Utah Thunderbirds
8-9January 30, 2014, 09:00 | Centrum Arena1-16

Centrum Arena will host Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. Montana Grizzlies action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

Supporters of the Grizzlies have watched them go 8-9 and 5-8 ATS on the year, while the Thunderbirds are at 1-16 and 6-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Thunderbirds are 6-9, while the Grizzlies have a 7-3 mark.

View Montana Grizzlies vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Thunderbirds in this one found them listed as 12.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Grizzlies was expected to move the line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Thunderbirds rated this week at No. 342 and the Grizzlies sitting at No. 172.

Last time out for Montana, they were a 68-63 loser as they battled Weber State on the road. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Montana got 20 points from Kareem Jamar but lost anyway, 68-63, to Weber State on Saturday at Dee Events Center.

Last time out for Southern Utah, they were a 67-64 loser as they battled Portland State on the road. They covered in the match as a 13.5-point underdog. Southern Utah suffered a 67-64 loss against Portland State on Saturday, getting 12 points from McKay Anderson in a losing effort at Peter W Stott Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Utah's No. 254 nationally ranked offense (56.24 points per game) against a Grizzlies defense that sits as the No. 171 at 71.35 PPG. The Thunderbirds have been averaging 37.8% from the field, less than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (47.62% on average).

Next up:
Montana at Montana State, Monday, February 3rd
Southern Utah at Montana State, Saturday, February 1st