UC San Diego Tritons (4-0) vs. Montana Grizzlies (2-2)
November 24, 2021 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Montana Grizzlies -5 / UC San Diego Tritons +5; Over/Under: -142.5
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The UC-San Diego Tritons and the Montana Grizzlies meet in college basketball action from the Dahlberg Arena on Wednesday night.
The UC-San Diego Tritons will try to remain unbeaten after climbing to 5-0 with a 71-56 win over Sacramento State last time out. Toni Rocak leads the Tritons in scoring with 18 PPG as well as in rebounding with 7.8 RPG while Francis Nwaokorie has 12.8 PPG with 4.5 RPG and Bryce Pope has 10 PPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for UC-San Deigo this season. Jace Roquemore has 9.3 PPG as well this season. As a team, UC-San Diego is averaging 80.8 PPG on 49.3% shooting from the field, 44.8% from three and 76% from the foul line while allowing 59.5 PPG on 37.7% shooting from the field and 22.9% from three this season.
The Montana Grizzlies will look to build on a 68-47 win over Omaha last time out. Brandon Whitney and Josh Bannan each have 13.5 PPg with Whitney logging 2.5 APG while Bannan has 9 RPG to lead the Grizzlies on the glass this season. Derrick Carter-Hollinger also has 10 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Montana up to this point in the year. As a team, Montana is averaging 67 PPG on 42.1% shooting from the field, 32.9% from three and 77.9% from the foul line while allowing 59.8 PPG on 39.4% shooting from the field and 39% from three this season.
UC-San Diego is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a win. Montana is 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games overall and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games as a home favorite.
I get the Grizzlies beign favored at home but I’m not sure why they actually are if that makes sense. UC-San Diego may be one of the new kids on the D-I block, but they’ve started this year out going gangbusters and have been winning games left and right. I just don’t see the Tritons being slowed down here, so give me the points with the Tritons.