Pittsburgh vs. Montana - 11/13/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montana Grizzlies (1-0) at Pittsburgh Panthers (0-1)
College Basketball: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Montana Grizzlies and Pittsburgh Panthers meet Monday in college basketball action at the Petersen Events Center.
The Montana Grizzlies look for another victory after beating Whitworth in their season opener. The Montana Grizzlies are averaging 72 points on 40.3 percent shooting and allowing 60 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Ahmaad Rorie is averaging 21 points and three assists while Bobby Moorehead is averaging 14 points and nine rebounds. Michael Oguine is the third double-digit scorer and Sayeed Pridgett is grabbing five rebounds. The Montana Grizzlies are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 60 percent from the free throw line. The Montana Grizzlies are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The Montana Grizzlies have won four of their last five road games.
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The Pittsburgh Panthers need a bounce back performance after losing to Navy in their season opener. The Pittsburgh Panthers are averaging 62 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Jared Wilson-Frame is averaging 20 points and one rebound while Ryan Luther is averaging 14 points and four assists. Marcus Carr is the third double-digit scorer and Shamiel Stevenson is grabbing nine rebounds. The Pittsburgh Panthers are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 53.3 percent from the free throw line. The Pittsburgh Panthers are allowing 42.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game. The Pittsburgh Panthers have lost five of their last seven home games.
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If this is going to be the season where the Pittsburgh Panthers kind of right the ship and get back to playing consistent basketball, these are the type of games they need to win. Pittsburgh didn't look good in its loss to Navy in which it was 5.5 point underdogs, but a game at home against Montana should wake guys up after a loss. The Grizzlies are a seasoned road team and won't go down easily, but I expect Pittsburgh to be better than most expect, and if that's the case, this is a winnable game. I'll eat the reasonable chalk with the Panthers.