Montana Grizzlies (3-4) at Arizona Wildcats (5-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm (McKale Memorial Center)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -13 -- Over/Under: 133 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Montana Grizzlies and Arizona Wildcats meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the McKale Center.
The Montana Grizzlies look for an upset to build on their three-game winning streak. The Montana Grizzlies are averaging 70.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 61.3 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Kyle Owens is averaging 13.1 points and 7.6 rebounds while Michael Steadman is averaging 12 points and 4.7 rebounds. Josh Bannan is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Brandon Whitney is dishing 2.3 assists. The Montana Grizzlies are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Montana Grizzlies are allowing 27.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.
The Arizona Wildcats look for a win to build on their 5-1 record. The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 78.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 62.3 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Jemarl Baker Jr. is averaging 16.7 points and 1.5 assists while James Akinjo is averaging 12.7 points and 1.7 rebounds. Bennedict Mathurin is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Brown is grabbing seven rebounds. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona Wildcats are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game.
The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wildcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss. The over is 15-7 in Grizzlies last 22 overall. The over is 9-2 in Wildcats last 11 Tuesday games. The over is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 games following a ATS loss.
The Montana Grizzlies are on quite a roll right now, which includes a win over Washington, and they competed with Georgia and USC before that. The Arizona Wildcats are coming off a tough loss to Stanford, and they didn't really play anybody up to that point. Arizona should win this game, but Montana has shown it competes and has been solid enough on both sides of the floor to trust with the points here.