Texas A&M vs. Montana - 3/17/15 NIT Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montana (20-12) vs. Texas A&M (20-11)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Reed Arena)
The Line: Texas A&M -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Montana Grizzlies and Texas A&M Aggies meet Tuesday night in the NIT at the Reed Arena.
The Montana Grizzlies look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 games. On the season, Montana is averaging 70.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and is allowing 68.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jordan Gregory is averaging 16.9 points and 3.2 assists while Martin Breunig is averaging 16.8 points and 7.4 rebounds. Mario Dunn is dishing 3.8 assists and Fabijan Krslovic is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Montana Grizzlies have four players averaging at least 8.7 points, and they’re shooting 71.8 percent from the line and 37.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Montana is allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in six of its last nine games.
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The Texas A&M Aggies look to snap a three-game losing streak. On the season, Texas A&M is averaging 67.2 points on 45 percent shooting and is allowing 62.2 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Jalen Jones is averaging 13.3 points and 6.6 rebounds while Alex Caruso is averaging 9.5 points and 5.6 assists. Kourtney Roberson is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Jordan Green is dishing 1.7 assists. The Texas A&M Aggies have four players averaging at least 8.9 points, and they’re shooting 65.6 percent from the line and 34.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Texas A&M is allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in four straight games. Danuel House is questionable with a foot injury.
The Grizzlies are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Aggies are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Montana can shoot the basketball and is probably more motivated to play in this tournament than Texas A&M, a team that would probably be in the big dance if it didn't lose to Auburn. I'll take the Grizzlies and the points here.