San Francisco Dons vs. Montana Grizzlies - 11/30/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montana Grizzlies (2-2) at San Francisco Dons (3-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm (War Memorial Gymnasium)
The Line: San Francisco Dons -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Dons hope to end a two game skid when the Montana Grizzlies take the floor.
The Montana Grizzlies have been a power in the Big Sky for the past several years but according to tthe experts the Grizzlies have lost too much and are a middle of the row squad in the conference. The Grizzlies evened their record at 2-2 with a 75-52 rout of sub division Carroll behind strong performances at both ends of the floor. The Dons defense allowed less then 36% from the field while forcing 19 turnovers with the Grizzlies hitting shots at almost 46% including eleven three pointers to forge a comfortable margin. Martin Breunig led all scorers with 18 points and ten rebounds followed by Brandon Gfeller with 15 points in 15 minutes while Michael Weisner and Jermaine Edmonds Jr. tossing in 12 and eight points respectively.
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The San Francisco Dons are sort of a mystery as they have had the firepower to pose a threat in the West Coast in recent seasons but I'm not sure that's the case this season. The defense let the team down in a 79-72 loss to Evansville on Wednesday with the Purple Aces sinking shots at nearly 51% including a 9-19 mark from long range with the Dons hitting at 42.6% which stilll wasn't enough despite nine more looks at the basket. Mark Tollefsen led San Francisco with 23 points and nine rebounds with Matt Glover right on his tail with 20 points and 12 boards. Tim Dersen and Kruize Pinkins followed with 12 and ten points but only fou points were scored by the bench.
The under is 8-2 in Montana's last 10 Sun. games and is 10-3 in Montana's last 13 vs. West Coast. For San Francisco the under is 7-1 in SF last 8 overall and is 13-3 in SF last 16 vs. Big Sky while SF are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Sun. games. The Grizzlies are difficult to pin down right now but needless to say I know they lost too much talent to be more then mildly competitive in the Big Sky. I don't see San Francisco being as good as in previous years but they are the far better team and have blowout potential but I'll take the points until I've seen more of them...