Montana State Bobcats (21-6) vs. Montana Grizzlies (17-11)
February 27, 2022 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: Montana Grizzlies PK / Montana State Bobcats PK; Over/Under: +136
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The Montana State Bobcats and the Montana Grizzlies meet in college hoops action from the Dahlberg Arena on Sunday afternoon.
The Montana State Bobcats will look to build on a 76-71 road win over Southern Utah last time out. Jubrile Belo leads the Bobcats in scoring with 13.4 PPG along with 6.6 RPG while Abdul Mohammed has 6.7 RPG to own the team lead for the Bobcats on the glass along with 8.4 PPG. Xavier Bishop has 13 PPG with a team-high 4.3 APG on the year to lead Montana State in assists. Amin Adamu has 11.4 PPG to make up the group of double-digit scorers up to this point in the season. As a team, Montana State is averaging 76.8 PPG on 46.9% shooting from the field, 38% from three and 73.5% from the foul line while allowing 68.4 PPG on 42.1% shooting from the field and 31.9% from three this season.
The Montana Grizzlies will look to rebound from back-to-back losses after an 82-74 loss to Southern Utah in their last game. Josh Bannan leads Montana in scoring and rebounding with 14.9 PPG and a team-high 8 RPG to lead the Griz on the glass as well while Robby Beasley III has 12 PPG and Brandon Whitney has 10.9 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Montana so far this season. Cameron Parker also has 9.3 PPG with a team-high 4.9 APG to lead the Grizzlies in the assist department this season. As a team, Montana is averaging 72.8 PPG on 45.2% shooting from the field, 35.3% from three and 79.6% from the foul line while allowing 66.1 PPG on 43.1% shooting from the field and 35.8% from three this season.
Montana State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 9-19-1 ATS in their last 29 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games overall. Montana is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 games overall.
I get the case to be made for either side here, but I’m on the side of the Bobcats here. The Grizzlies have been solid at home, going 13-1, and backing them in a pick ‘em spot there is tempting. However, Montana State’s been playing the better ball in the last month or so, while Montana has tailed off as of late, losing 5 of their last 7 games. Give me the Bobcats to keep the winning ways going here.