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UC Irvine vs. Montana - 12/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Montana Grizzlies (5-2) at UC Irvine Anteaters (8-2)
Date & Time Saturday December 8, 2018, 10:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: UC Irvine Anteaters -3.5 -- Over/Under: 140
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NCAA BB | Montana Grizzlies (5-2) at UC Irvine Anteaters (8-2)
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West coast college basketball features the UC Irvine Anteaters hosting the Montana Grizzlies.

The Montana Grizzlies ended a two game skid with an 80-52 rout of sub-division College of Idaho on Monday. Montana was never in danger with a 26 point lead heading to the locker room. The Grizzlies burned the net at 57.1% and limited College of Idaho to only 29.7% from the floor.

The duo of Ahmaad Rorie and Sayeed Pridgett gave Montana 17 points each and a combined eleven rebounds and ten helpers on 15-21 marksmanship. The Grizzlies received 14 points and three yanks from Bobby Morehead on 5-9 from the field while Kendal Manuel and Timmy Falls combining for 19 points.

The UC Irvine Anteaters improved to 8-2 with a 69-66 victory at Cal Baptist Wednesday as a six point road favorite. This was tight throughout with both squads sinking shots at around 40% with UC Irvine turning 17 Lancers turnovers in to an 18-12 advantage which was the difference in the game.

The balanced Anteaters lone double digit scorer was Tommy Rutherford with 14 points and six rebounds on 6-10 from the field. UC Irvine received nine points from Collin Welp followed by eight point efforts from Eyassu Worku and Jonathan Galloway with Galloway hauling in ten rebounds.

Montana Grizzlies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and Montana Grizzlies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and Montana Grizzlies are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games. UC Irvine Anteaters are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss and UC Irvine Anteaters are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games.

If UC Irvine can control the Grizzlies perimeter game I like their chances…

Pick:
UC Irvine -3.5

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