Montana vs. Southern Utah - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Southern Utah Thunderbirds (15-15) at Montana Grizzlies (18-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Dahlberg Arena)
The Line: Montana Grizzlies -6 -- Over/Under: 134.5
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds and the Montana Grizzlies meet in college basketball action from Dahlberg Arena on Saturday.
Southern Utah enters this game at 15-16 so far. After recently breaking a five-game losing streak versus Idaho, Southern Utah fell in their last outing to Montana State 73-65.
In the loss to Montana State, Southern Utah’s top scorers were Dwayne Morgan and Dre Marin, each with 15 points and a combined one assist and two rebounds. Cameron Oluyitan added 14 points, six rebounds and two assists there as well.
Over on the Montana side, they’re 18-13 this year. Across their last three games, Montana is just 1-2, beating Sacramento State while otherwise falling to Northern Arizona and Northern Colorado.
In the loss to Northern Colorado, Montana’s Sayeed Pridgett led the way on 26 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Derrick Carter-Hollinger added 15 points with eight rebounds and two assists as the only other Montana player in double-figures there.
Montana is 5-0 ATS in their last five Saturday games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 after an ATS loss. Montana is 7-2 ATS in their last nine overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games.
Meanwhile, Southern Utah is 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 overall. The over is 4-1 in Southern Utah’s last five road games and 5-2 in their last seven overall.
Southern Utah was close in a couple losses during that streak, but for the most part they were flailing. In five of Southern Utah’s last six losses, they’ve been below 70 points, and despite a couple of decent defensive performances in that time they’ve been widely ineffective. There's really not much to go on here if you're trying to find encouragement.
As for Montana, they’ve been at 64 or fewer in three of their last four games and aren’t blowing anyone away either. There’s not a ton to like about this matchup and I’m probably staying away but Montana still has the edge here, I think. Otherwise there's really not much intrigue if you're not a fan of either team.