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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - UC Riverside Highlanders Underdogs vs Montana Grizzlies

Montana looks to cover the Grizzlies-Highlanders pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 5-4 mark when they host UC Riverside in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Montana Grizzlies betting line opened as -11.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

UC Riverside Highlanders vs Montana Grizzlies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Montana Grizzlies sit at 5-4 (3-4 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the UC Riverside Highlanders are currently 3-6 (3-4 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Montana is 4-3 OU, and UC Riverside is 2-5 OU.

The Montana Grizzlies sit at No. 64 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the UC Riverside Highlanders sit at No. 302 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Montana's No. 193-ranked scoring average of 72 PPG, against a UC Riverside Highlanders defense rated No. 111 and allowing 69.22 PPG. The Montana Grizzlies FG% has averaged 42.57% to date this season, more than the UC Riverside Highlanders shooters have managed so far (40.81% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

UC Riverside got 22 points from Dikymbe MArtin en route to a 67-48 victory over Air Force on Friday at Student Recreation Center.

The Grizzlies endured a 71-68 loss at the hands of the Panthers on Saturday, despite a 22-point effort from Ahmaad Rorie at GSU Sports Arena.

Betting Trends
  • UC Riverside is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games
  • UC Riverside is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • UC Riverside is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montana
  • Montana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Montana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing UC Riverside

Next Betting Matchups

UC Riverside home to Valparaiso, Wednesday, December 20th
Montana at UC Irvine, Tuesday, December 19th