Check out our free Prairie View A&M vs Montana pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Houston. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Prairie View A&M vs Montana Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 17th Betting Odds
Panthers vs Grizzlies Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Prairie View A&M Panthers at Montana Grizzlies
- Where: Houston at Delmar Fieldhouse
- Date: Saturday, December 17th
- Betting Odds: Prairie View A&M +6.5, PVAM +227 | MONT -288 O/U 131.0
Prairie View A&M heads into this matchup having played 10 games and have an overall record sitting at 4-6. So far, the Panthers have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 1-6. For the season, Prairie View A&M has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 2-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Panthers being +6.5 point underdogs.
Prairie View A&M will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jeremiah Gambrell who is averaging 13.2 points per game for the Panthers. Gambrell is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Panthers’ offensive gameplan is the play of William Douglas who has hit 49.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.11 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Prairie View A&M this season, as they are currently ranked 252nd in college basketball at 69.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Panthers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.7%, placing them 201st in the NCAA.
Through 10 games, the Montana Grizzlies have an overall record of 5-5. Currently, the Grizzlies have been the home team 5 times, sitting with a record of 4-1. The Grizzlies’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6.5 points in their favor. For the season, Montana has been favored to win in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 3-1.
Josh Bannan comes into today’s game as the Grizzlies’ leading scorer at 14.7 points per contest. Not only has Bannan been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Montana’s top rebounder at 9.5 boards per contest. Behind Bannan, the team has benefited from the strong play of Dischon Thomas who is second on the team in scoring at 11.6 points per game. Overall, he has hit 45.4% of his shots and is adding 5.2 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 that 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Prairie View A&M Panthers +6.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Montana Grizzlies are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -6.5. However, we anticipate Prairie View A&M putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Grizzlies as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Panthers to cover.