Penn State vs. Montana - 11/15/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montana Grizzlies (2-0) at Penn State Nittany Lions (2-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Montana Grizzlies and Penn State Nittany Lions meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Bryce Jordan Center.
The Montana Grizzlies look to improve to 3-0 on the season with back-to-back road victories. The Montana Grizzlies are averaging 83 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 78 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Ahmaad Rorie is averaging 19.5 points and three assists while Michael Oguine is averaging 19.5 points and six rebounds. Bobby Moorehead is the third double-digit scorer and Sayeed Pridgett is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Montana Grizzlies are shooting 29.2 percent from beyond the arc and 64 percent from the free throw line. The Montana Grizzlies are allowing 40 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Montana Grizzlies have won five of their last six road games.
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The Penn State Nittany Lions hope to improve to 3-0 on the season when they play their third straight home game. The Penn State Nittany Lions are averaging 83.5 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Tony Carr is averaging 26.5 points and seven assists while Josh Reaves is averaging 16 points and 8.5 rebounds. Mike Watkins is the third double-digit scorer and Lamar Stevens is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Penn State Nittany Lions are shooting 25.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Penn State Nittany Lions are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Penn State Nittany Lions have split their last eight home games.
The Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games. The Nittany Lions are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Nittany Lions last 5 home games and the over is 4-0 in Grizzlies last 4 overall.
This is a lot of points to give a Montana Grizzlies squad that finished last season strong and already has a road victory over Pittsburgh under its belt this season. Montana is a decent basketball team that's deep offensively, has a lot of experience and has been nice to us in terms of covering. Penn State has one of the more talented teams its had in a while, but let's pump the breaks for a second before just throwing out these large numbers. I'm siding with the Grizzlies and the points.