North Dakota State vs Montana Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/16/23
Montana Grizzlies (2-1) vs North Dakota State Bison (2-2)
Game Info: Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Dahlberg Arena)
Betting Odds: Montana Grizzlies -7.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The North Dakota State Bison will play the Montana Grizzlies in a non-conference game on Thursday night at Dahlberg Arena in Missoula, Montana. North Dakota State has lost two games in a row, while Montana has won two of their three games so far this year.
North Dakota State Preview
The North Dakota State Bison are 2-2 this year after they lost to UC Davis by a score of 68-53 in their last game. North Dakota State trailed 38-29 at the half and they only scored 24 points in the second half for the loss. The Bison shot 39.6% from the field and were out rebounded by a total of 38-28 in the game. North Dakota State opened their season with two straight wins, but they lost to Creighton by a score of 89-60 in the game prior to UC Davis. The Bison are scoring 71.5 points per game with 37.5 rebounds per game and 11 assists per game, while giving up 74.8 points against per game this year. Boden Skunberg is averaging 14.5 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game. NDSU is shooting 43% from the field, 66.7% on free throws, and 39% on three pointers this season.
The Montana Grizzlies are 2-1 this season after they defeated UC Davis by a score of 78-65 in their last game. Montana led 42-32 at halftime and they were able to slightly pull away in the second half. The Grizzlies shot 50% from the field and they were out rebounded by a total of 32-27 in the game. Montana lost to Oregon by a score of 75-61 in the game before UC Davis. The Grizzlies are scoring 82 points per game with 36.7 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, while allowing 66.3 points against per game this season. Aanen Moody has led the Grizzlies this season with 18.3 points per game, 2.7 rebounds per game, and 1.7 assists per game. Montana is shooting 50.8% from the field, 78.9% on free throws, and 33.3% on three pointers this year.
North Dakota State comes into this matchup off of two straight losses and they have only scored 53 and 60 points in those two games. The Bison are shooting 43% from the field and they are allowing over 74 points against per game this season. Montana is shooting over 50% on field goals and they are coming off of a 13-point win against UC Davis, while NDSU lost by 15 points to the same team. North Dakota State has really struggled to score recently and Montana is only giving up 66 points against per game. Take the under in this matchup.