Montana vs. Idaho - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Idaho Vandals (9-11) at Montana Grizzlies (11-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Dahlberg Arena)
The Line: Montana Grizzlies -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Idaho Vandals and Montana Grizzlies square off Saturday night at the Dahlberg Arena.
The Idaho Vandals have split their last four games and hope to get to .500 in Big Sky play. On the season, Idaho is averaging 77.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting and is allowing 78.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Connor Hill is averaging 15.5 points and 2.1 rebounds while Mike Scott is averaging 14.5 points and 5.7 assists. Sekou Wiggs is the third double-digit scorer and Bira Seck is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Idaho Vandals have six players averaging at least 6.5 points, and they’re shooting 69.9 percent from the line and 42.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, Idaho is allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in eight straight games.
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The Montana Grizzlies have won six of their last eight games and are chasing a Big Sky title. On the season, Montana is averaging 68.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and is allowing 67.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Martin Breunig is averaging 17.1 points and seven rebounds while Jordan Gregory is averaging 16.5 points and three assists. Mario Dunn is dishing 4.1 assists and Fabijan Krslovic is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Montana Grizzlies have five players averaging at least 6.6 points, and they’re shooting 70.5 percent from the line and 38.6 percent from downtown. Defensively, Montana is allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 57 or less points in six of its last eight games.
The Vandals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Grizzlies are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games following a ATS loss.
While Montana may be the better team in this matchup, the Idaho Vandals have covered in eight of their last 10 games. It's hard to argue with those numbers.. If forced to pick this game, I'd suggest taking Idaho and the free points given its track record this season.