Pepperdine Waves vs. Montana Grizzlies - 11/29/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montana Grizzlies (2-2) at Pepperdine Waves (2-4)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 6:30 pm (Firestone Fieldhouse)
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The Montana Grizzlies will travel to play the Pepperdine Waves in a non-conference game played at Firestone Fieldhouse.
The Pepperdine Waves are 2-4 and are coming off of a loss to Drake by a score of 69-53. Pepperdine was only trailing by three points at halftime, but fell apart in the second half to lose in disappointing fashion. Stacy Davis led Pepperdine with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Jett Raines added 10 points for Pepperdine in this game. Pepperdine was out rebounded by a total of 35-25 and had only 6 assists in their defeat. Pepperdine is averaging 69.3 points per game while giving up 69.6 points per game. Pepperdine is also averaging 39.3 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game. Stacy Davis is the best player on Pepperdine with 14.7 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game. Pepperdine is shooting 63.2% on free throws, 31.5% on three-pointers, and 42.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Montana Grizzlies are 2-2 and are coming off of a loss to North Dakota State by a score of 73-53. Montana was out scored in the second half by 17 points, which took them out of the game completely. Martin Breunig led Montana with 28 points and 12 rebounds in this game. Montana out rebounded their opponent by a total of 36-29 and had only 9 assists in their defeat. Montana is averaging 64.5 points per game while giving up 69.7 points per game. Montana is also averaging 34 rebounds per game and 10.8 assists per game. Martin Breunig is the best player for Montana with 18 points per game and 10 rebounds per game. Montana is shooting 63.8% on free throws, 25.3% on three-pointers, and 42.5% on all field goal attempts.
Montana is 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games against the West Coast. Montana is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 8-2 in Montana’s last 10 Sunday games. Pepperdine is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against the Big Sky. The under is 7-0 in Pepperdine’s last 7 non-conference games.
This is an evenly matched game, with two teams that have underperformed to start the season. Montana has played better at home this season, so this road game will be a tough test for them. Pepperdine has had two of their losses by a combined 7 points and may be better than their record indicates. I am taking the home team here.