Montana vs. Northern Colorado - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Northern Colorado Bears (20-9) at Montana Grizzlies (18-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Dahlberg Arena)
The Line: Montana Grizzlies -2 -- Over/Under: 136
The Northern Colorado Bears and Montana Grizzlies meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Dahlberg Arena.
The Northern Colorado Bears look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Northern Colorado Bears are averaging 73.8 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 62 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Jonah Radebaugh is averaging 15.7 points and 6.2 assists while Bodie Hume is averaging 14.2 points and 4.6 rebounds. Trent Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Matt Johnson is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Northern Colorado Bears are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Colorado Bears are allowing 27.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Northern Colorado Bears have won four straight road games.
The Montana Grizzlies look for a win after winning seven of their last eight games. The Montana Grizzlies are averaging 71.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Sayeed Pridgett is averaging 19.3 points and 7.3 rebounds while Kendal Manuel is averaging 15.1 points and 3.6 rebounds. Jared Samuelson is grabbing 2.5 rebounds and Derrick Carter-Hollinger is dishing one assist. The Montana Grizzlies are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Montana Grizzlies are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game. The Montana Grizzlies have won 11 straight home games.
The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Northern Colorado Bears have been the better and more consistent team this season and are 8-4 against the spread on the road, so getting them in an underdog role is hard to pass up. However, the Montana Grizzlies are playing their best ball of the season, and they win at home by an average of 10.8 points while shooting 49.1 percent from the field. The Montana Grizzlies are also 8-3 against the spread at home and are shooting 54.3 percent from the field and 40.3 percent from deep in their last five games. I'll lay the bucket with the home team in this near toss up.