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Weber State vs Montana Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 12th Betting Odds

Wildcats vs Grizzlies Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Weber State Wildcats at Montana Grizzlies
  • Where: Missoula at Dahlberg Arena
  • Date: Thursday, January 12th
  • Betting Odds: Weber State +4, WEBST +154 | MONT -190 O/U 134.0

Wildcats Preview:

Weber State will take the floor against the Grizzlies with an overall record of 7-9. On the road, the Wildcats will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 2-6. So far, the Wildcats have been the underdog 10 times, going 3-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.

Dillon Jones comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 14.73 points per contest. Not only has Jones been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Weber State’s top rebounder at 10.0 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 12.31 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.3% of his shots and is adding 1.38 boards per game.

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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 16 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.

Grizzlies Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Weber State, the Montana Grizzlies will be taking the floor for the 17th time this season and have an overall record of 8-8. So far this season, Montana has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Grizzlies as the -4 point favorites. The Grizzlies have been favored 8 times, going 5-3 straight up.

Josh Bannan comes into today’s game as the Grizzlies’ leading scorer at 16.94 points per contest. Not only has Bannan been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Montana’s top rebounder at 8.38 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 11.94 points per game. Overall, he has hit 44.9% of his shots and is adding 5.19 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Montana Grizzlies -4

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Montana Grizzlies to pick up the win and cover the spread as -4 point betting favorites. Although Montana as a team is just 133rd in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Wildcats’ defense. At -4 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Grizzlies to come out on top and cover.

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