North Dakota State vs. Montana - 11/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montana Grizzlies (2-1) at North Dakota State Bison (2-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Scheels Arena)
The Line: North Dakota State Bison -7.5 -- Over/Under: 137 See the Latest Odds
The Montana Grizzlies and North Dakota State Bison meet Wednesday night at the Scheels Arena.
The Montana Grizzlies look for their first road victory to get off to a solid 3-1 start to the year. The Montana Grizzlies are averaging 67.5 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 47 percent shooting. Martin Breunig is averaging 14.7 points and 9.3 rebounds and Brandon Gfeller is averaging 13.7 points and 3.3 rebounds. Michael Oguine is the third double-digit scorer and Fabijan Krslovic is dishing 2.3 assists. The Montana Grizzlies are shooting 25.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. Montana has 70 three-point attempts in three games and the shots simply aren’t falling yet, but the Grizz are averaging just 12 turnovers. The Montana Grizzlies have won six of their last 10 road games.
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The North Dakota State Bison play their first game in a week to improve to 3-1 on the year. The North Dakota State Bison are averaging 76.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Paul Miller is averaging 18.7 points and 3.7 rebounds while Malik Clements is averaging 12 points and 4.7 rebounds. Kory Brown is dishing 2.7 assists and A.J. Jacobson is grabbing four rebounds. The North Dakota State Bison are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. North Dakota State is averaging just 10 turnovers per game and has come away with 25 steals. The North Dakota State Bison haven’t lost a home game since November of 2013.
The Grizzlies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bison are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
North Dakota State has had a week off and now returns home, a place where the Bison haven't lost in more than two years. Montana is a good team that should put up a fight, but the line is small enough to back the home team here. North Dakota State is one of the tougher home teams in the country.