Southern Utah at Montana - 2/7/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Montana Grizzlies (15-8) vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds (15-6)
Game Info: Monday, February 7, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Dahlberg Arena)
Betting Odds: Montana Grizzlies -1.5 -- Over/Under: 140 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Southern Utah Thunderbirds will travel to play the Montana Grizzlies in a Big Sky Conference game on Monday.
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are 15-6 (9-2) this season and have won four games in a row. Southern Utah is coming off of a win against Eastern Washington by a score of 84-72. Southern Utah shot 51.8% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. Tevian Jones led the Thunderbirds with 19 points and 5 rebounds in the game. Southern Utah is averaging 79.8 points per game and is giving up 73.2 points per game against, while also averaging 40 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game. Tevian Jones is averaging 15.7 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game, while John Knight III is averaging 15 points per game and 4.1 assists per game for the Thunderbirds. Southern Utah is shooting 45.6% on field goals, 71.1% on free throws, and 33.3% on three pointers.
The Montana Grizzlies are 15-8 (8-4) this season and have lost two games in a row. Montana lost to Idaho State by a score of 86-63 in their last game. Montana allowed their opponent to shoot 62.5% from the field and was -22 in rebounding margin in the loss. Brandon Whitney led the Grizzlies with 19 points and 2 assists in the game. Montana is averaging 72 points per game and is giving up 64 points per game against, while also averaging 31.4 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game. Josh Bannan is averaging 13.6 points per game and 8 rebounds per game, while Robby Beasley III is averaging 11.2 points per game and 1.5 assists per game for the Grizzlies. Montana is shooting 44.9% on field goals, 79.9% on free throws, and 34.1% on three pointers.
Southern Utah is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games. The over is 5-1 in Southern Utah’s last 6 road games. Montana is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The over is 18-8 in Montana’s last 26 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 head to head meetings.
Southern Utah comes into this game on a winning streak and has an offense that is averaging just under 80 points per game. Montana has lost two straight and got absolutely dominated on the glass by Idaho State. Montana has a much better defense than Southern Utah, but I still do not like Montana’s inability to rebound. I like Southern Utah on the road.
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