Idaho vs. Montana - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montana Grizzlies (16-10) at Idaho Vandals (11-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Cowan Spectrum)
The Line: Idaho Vandals PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Montana Grizzlies and the Idaho Vandals square off Thursday at the Cowan Spectrum.
The Montana Grizzlies have won five straight and are chasing a Big Sky title. On the season, Montana is averaging 70.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting and is allowing 67.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Martin Breunig is averaging 16.9 points and 7.1 rebounds while Jordan Gregory is averaging 16.7 points and 3.3 assists. Mario Dunn is dishing four assists and Brandon Gfeller is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Montana Grizzlies have four players averaging at least nine points, and they’re shooting 70.4 percent from the line and 38.4 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Montana is allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in six of its last 10 games.
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The Idaho Vandals look to play spoiler after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Idaho is averaging 76.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting and is allowing 77.1 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Connor Hill is averaging 16 points and 2.1 rebounds while Mike Scott is averaging 14.3 points and 5.8 assists. Sekou Wiggs is the third double-digit scorer and Arkadiy Mkrtychyan is grabbing five rebounds. The Idaho Vandals have five players averaging at least eight points, and they’re shooting 69.4 percent from the line and 42.3 percent from downtown. Defensively, Idaho is allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in nine of its last 10 games.
The Grizzlies are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-13-3 ATS in their last 20 games following a ATS win. The Vandals are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
In a pick em game, I'm taking the best team in the Big Sky to get it done. Idaho doesn't have the horses to win this game even though it has the home court advantage.