Montana vs. Eastern Washington - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Washington Eagles (9-9) at Montana Grizzlies (11-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 9:05 pm (Dahlberg Arena)
The Line: Montana Grizzlies -6 -- Over/Under: 145.5 See the Latest Odds
The Montana Grizzlies and the Eastern Washington Eagles face off on Friday in Big Sky college basketball action.
The Montana Grizzlies are 11-7 this season and they are coming off of loss to Idaho that ended a seven game winning streak. Montana is averaging 68.3 points per game and they are shooting 43.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.9 points and their opponents are shooting 43.4 percent. Martin Breunig leads the Grizzlies averaging 18.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Walter Wright is averaging 11.3 points, Brandon Gfeller is averaging 10.4 points, and Michael Oguine is averaging 10.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. Montana 7-1 at home and 6-1 in the Big Sky.
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The Eastern Washington Eagles are 9-9 this season and they are coming off of a loss that ended a three game winning streak. EWU is averaging 77.3 points per game and they are shooting 47.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 78.7 points and their opponents are shooting 49.9 percent. Austin McBroom leads the Eagles averaging 19.4 points per game. Venky Jois is averaging 15.9 points and 8.3 rebounds, Felix Von Hofe is averaging 15.1 points, and Bogdan Bliznyuk is averaging 11.3 points and 6.2 rebounds. Eastern Washington is 2-8 on the road and 3-3 in the Big Sky.
Montana is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 7-3-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 7-3-2 against the spread in their last 12 home games against a team with a losing road record. Eastern Washington is 7-3 against the spread against the Big Sky, 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games, and 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
I can’t get a real good feel for this one but I do see Montana as the better team so it is a lean to the Grizzlies.