Kansas Jayhawks vs. Montana Grizzlies - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montana Grizzlies (4-5) at Kansas Jayhawks (8-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Montana Grizzlies will travel to play the Kansas Jayhawks in a non-conference game on Saturday.
The Kansas Jayhawks are 8-1 and are coming off of a win against Oregon State by a score of 82-67. Kansas actually trailed by 9 points at halftime but erupted for a huge second half to win the game. Wayne Selden Jr. had 22 points for Kansas. Frank Mason III added 18 points and 6 assists for the Jayhawks. Kansas out rebounded their opponent by a total of 32-31 and had 17 assists in their victory. Kansas is averaging 90 points per game while giving up 68.3 points per game. Kansas is also averaging 37.7 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per game. Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 16.6 points per game and 3.1 assists per game, while Perry Ellis is averaging 14.3 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game for Kansas. Kansas is shooting 67.9% on free throws, 46.9% on three-pointers, and 52.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Montana Grizzlies are 4-5 and are coming off of a win against Great Falls by a score of 79-59. Montana outscored their opponent by 13 points in the second half to seal the victory. Martin Breunig had 18 points and 9 rebounds for Montana. Brandon Gfeller had 17 points for the Grizzlies. Montana was out rebounded by a total of 35-33 and had 18 assists in their victory. Montana is averaging 66.9 points per game while giving up 66.8 points per game. Montana is also averaging 34.9 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game. Martin Breunig is averaging 18.3 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game, while Walter Wright is averaging 10.6 points per game and 2.9 assists per game for Montana. Montana is shooting 64.4% on free throws, 28.3% on three-pointers, and 43.1% on all field goal attempts.
Montana is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a win. The under is 4-1 in Montana’s last 5 road games. Kansas is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Kansas is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 against the Big Sky. The under is 4-1 in the Kansas last 5 home games against a team with a losing road record.
Kansas has another strong team this season and I expect them to keep rolling in this one. Kansas is one of the highest scoring teams in the nation, while their defense is allowing fewer than 70 points per game. Montana is a much lower scoring team and I do not think they can keep up with Kansas. I am picking Kansas in this game.