South Dakota Coyotes vs. Montana Grizzlies - 11/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montana Grizzlies (1-5) at South Dakota Coyotes (5-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm (DakotaDome)
The Line: South Dakota Coyotes +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Over at the DakotaDome in Vermilion on Sunday, the Montana Grizzlies and the South Dakota Coyotes will be meeting up in college basketball action.
Montana enters play here with a 1-5 record on the season. The Grizzlies dropped their opener 75-61 to USC, then rattled off losses against Wyoming 73-72, NC State 85-72 and Washington State 87-63. Montana beat Oral Roberts 68-47, but followed that up with another loss 86-81 against Ole Miss.
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Two key players stand out for the Grizzlies right now. Ahmaad Rorie holds 15.0 PPG with 3.7 RPG and 3.0 APG to lead the team, while Sayeed Pridgett is sitting on 11.3 PPG and 3.8 RPG right now. Jared Samuelson has also been playing fairly well with 8.2 PPG and 3.0 RPG.
Over on the South Dakota side, they’re entering play Sunday with a 5-2 mark on the year. The Coyotes won their first five games: 79-74 against Drake, 78-72 versus Bowling Green, 99-60 versus Presentation College, 80-46 versus Doane and 80-77 versus Kent State. South Dakota lost their most recent two, however, 85-58 against Houston and 65-57 versus Hofstra.
Tyler Flack and Matt Mooney are the standout players so far for South Dakota, with Flack averaging 12.8 PPG and 6.0 RPG and Mooney sitting on 12.4 PPG and 3.4 RPG. Trey Burch-Manning and Trey Dickerson have been playing well also for the Coyotes; Burch Manning has 11.9 PPG with 6.0 RPG and Dickerson has 10.1 PPG.
Montana is 2-5 ATS in their last seven Sunday games, and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall. Montana is also 2-7 ATS in their last nine non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up loss.
As for South Dakota, they’re 8-1 ATS in their last nine Sunday games, and 4-1 ATS in their last five versus Big Sky. South Dakota is also 4-1 ATS in their last five home games versus a team with a losing road record, and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a straight-up loss.
South Dakota looked pretty good coming out of the gate, even though they were matched up against some pretty lowly competition. The Grizzlies have managed to score just 115 points in their last two games combined, and they’ll need to get that scoring mojo back if they want to get back into the winning rhythm. It should start here against an overmatched Montana team, so I’ll take South Dakota to cover.