Montana Grizzlies vs. Sacramento State Hornets - 3/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento State Hornets (14-16) at Montana Grizzlies (19-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 8:35 pm (Reno Events Center)
The Line: Montana Grizzlies -7 -- Over/Under: 138 See the Latest Odds
The Montana Grizzlies will face off against the Sacramento State Hornets Thursday in the Big Sky Quarterfinals.
The Montana Grizzlies finished the season with a 19-10 record and 2nd in the Big Sky Conference. The Grizzlies struggled at the end of the season losing 2 out of their last 3 games. Montana averages 72.7 points per game and shoots 36% from the 3-point line. The leading scorer for the Grizzlies has been Martin Breunig who is averaging 18.6 points per game and 9.1 rebounds. Walter Wright is second on the team with 12.8 points per game and 4.4 assists.
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The Sacramento State Hornets are coming off of a first round win over Montana State 79-75 and have now won 3 games in a row. Sacramento State averages 71.7 points per game and shoots 34% from the 3-point line. The leading scorer for the Hornets has been Justin Strings who is averaging 15.3 points per game and 6.8 rebounds. Marcus Graves is second on the team with 12.5 points per game and 4.4 assists. Sacramento split the season series each winning at home.
Sacramento State is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600. Montana is 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 neutral site games. The Grizzlies are 4-0-3 against the spread in their last 7 games following an against the spread loss.
The Montana Grizzlies have the 2nd seed in the Tournament but struggled during the end of the season. Sacramento State has already played so they wont have any nerves to begin the game. I think it will be close early but i expect the Grizzlies to win big here late.