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Montana vs Weber State Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Grizzlies vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Montana Grizzlies at Weber State Wildcats
- Where: Ogden at Dee Events Center
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Montana +1.5, MONT +104 | WEBST -127 O/U 128.0
The Montana Grizzlies head into today’s game in what will be their 26th game of the season, posting a record of 13-12. On the road, the Grizzlies will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 4-8. So far, the Grizzlies have been the underdog 11 times, going 3-8 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.
Josh Bannan comes into today’s game as the Grizzlies’ leading scorer at 15.2 points per contest. Not only has Bannan been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Montana’s top rebounder at 8.36 boards per contest. Behind Bannan, the team has benefited from the strong play of Aanen Moody, who is second on the team in scoring at 15.14 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.6% of his shots and is adding 3.05 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Montana this season, as they are currently ranked 167th in college basketball at 72.2 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Grizzlies’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.9%, placing them 190th in the NCAA.
Through 25 games, the Weber State Wildcats have an overall record of 13-12. So far this season, Weber State has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-3. The Wildcats’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1.5 points in their favor. For the season, Weber State has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 6-2.
Dillon Jones comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 15.58 points per contest. Not only has Jones been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Weber State’s top rebounder at 10.88 boards per contest. Behind Jones, the team has benefited from the strong play of Steven Verplancken, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.76 points per game. Overall, he has hit 45.2% of his shots and is adding 1.92 boards per game.
Weber State comes into today’s matchup vs Montana, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.2 points per game. Through 25 games, they have hit 47.5% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Wildcats have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 305th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Weber State Wildcats -1.5
Leading into this matchup, the Weber State Wildcats are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -1.5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Wildcats’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Weber State has a field goal percentage of 47.5, good for 48th in college basketball. In addition, look for the team to add to their trend of covering the spread on the road. Over their last 10 road matchups, they are 6-4 vs the spread.