Montana Grizzlies vs. Montana State Bobcats - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montana State Bobcats (12-13) at Montana Grizzlies (16-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Dahlberg Arena)
The Line: Montana Grizzlies -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Montana State Bobcats take the hardwood at instate and conference rival the Montana Grizzlies.
The Montana State Bobcats have been on a mini hot streak but it won’t be enough to impact the Big Sky race. The Bobcats have won three in a row after downing Southern Utah 80-73 as a 13.5 point home favorite. MSU jumped out to a 14 point lead at the break before the Thunderbirds late rally fell short. The Bobcats sank half their looks with SUU countering at 46% for a difference of four baskets which turned out to be decisive. Tyler hall led the Bobcats with 14 points with Sarp Gobeloglu tossing in 13. Zach Green and Quinton Everett added 12 points each and combined for 13 rebounds while Stephan Holm chipped in with nine.
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The Montana Grizzlies are locked in a first place battle with Weber State and have been doing their part with wins in five of six. The Grizzlies will be shooting for win number four in a row after downing Northern Arizona 85-67 as a 16.5 point home favorite. The Lumberjacks fell behind by nine after 20 minutes with their struggles continuing until the final buzzer. The Grizzlies fired away at 57% with NAU connecting at under 44% for a difference of eleven baskets. Martin Breunig pored in a game high 29 points and hauled in 12 rebounds on 12-14 from the floor with Michael Oguine netting 16 points. Brandon Gfeller tossed in 13 points while Jack Lopez added eight points and six pulls.
Montana State are 19-40-1 ATS in their last 60 Saturday games. Montana are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and are 13-4-4 ATS in their last 21 Saturday games. The road team is 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The numbers say Montana who can not afford a loss but too much chalk for me…