Montana State vs. James Madison - 11/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
James Madison Dukes (0-2) at Montana State Bobcats (2-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 18, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Worthington Arena)
The Line: Montana State Bobcats PK - Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The James Madison Dukes and Montana State Bobcats meet Friday night in college basketball action at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.
The James Madison Dukes could use a feel good victory after losing to ODU and Rice to start the season. The James Madison Dukes are averaging 62.5 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 78 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Joey McLean is averaging 15 points and one assist while Shakir Brown is averaging 13 points and three rebounds. Jackson Kent is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Ramone Snowden is dishing two assists. The James Madison Dukes are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The James Madison Dukes are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.5 rebounds per game. The James Madison Dukes have lost four of their last six road games.
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The Montana State Bobcats look for their third straight victory to get off to an impressive 3-1 start. The Montana State Bobcats are averaging 74.5 points on 36.4 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 39 percent shooting. Tyler Hall is averaging 25.3 points and six rebounds while Harald Frey is averaging 11.3 points and five assists. Zach Green is the third double-digit scorer and Sarp Gobeloglu is grabbing four rebounds. The Montana State Bobcats are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Montana State Bobcats are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Montana State Bobcats have won six straight home games.
The Dukes are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games. The Bobcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games. The over is 6-1 in Bobcats last 7 home games and the under is 5-1 in Dukes last 6 overall.
In a pick em game, I'm siding with a Montana State team that's been impressive at home and has won six straight. James Madison hasn't looked good in either of its first two games, so I'm not sure how you back the Duckes on the road here. I'm siding with the Bobcats in this toss up.