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Montana GrizzliesWeber State Wildcats
8-8January 25, 2014, 09:00 | Dee Events Center9-6

The visiting Montana Grizzlies hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Dee Events Center against the Weber State Wildcats.

The Grizzlies will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 4-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Wildcats are 5-7 ATS. Montana is 6-3 on the totals; Weber State is 4-8.

View Montana Grizzlies vs Weber State Wildcats Odds and Stats.

The Wildcats were listed as -5.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 193 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Grizzlies, who rate No. 177 in the latest survey.

Montana was a 59-54 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Idaho State. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. Jordan Gregory scored 21 points leading the Grizzlies to a 59-54 victory over Idaho State at Holt Arena on Thursday.

In their last action, Weber State was an 86-57 winner at home against Montana State. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. Weber State cruised to victory on Thursday, running Montana State out of the gym and running up an 86-57 score at Dee Events Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Weber State's No. 153-ranked scoring average of 71.67 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense rated No. 177 and allowing 71.56 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 46.76% to date this season, less than the Grizzlies shooters have managed so far (47.97% per game).

A few Grizzlies at Wildcats trends to consider:
Montana is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montana's last 7 games
Montana is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Montana is 7-16 ATS in its last 23 games when playing Weber State
Weber State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Weber State's last 5 games
Weber State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Weber State is 16-7 ATS in its last 23 games when playing Montana

Next up:
Montana at Southern Utah, Thursday, January 30th
Weber State at Northern Arizona, Thursday, January 30th