CSUN Matadors at Montana Grizzlies Betting Odds

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The CSUN Matadors (1-5), who are currently on a five-game losing streak, will attempt to get back in the win column when they head to Dahlberg Arena to take on the Montana Grizzlies (4-3). Action begins at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 3, 2017.

CSUN Matadors vs. Montana Grizzlies Betting Preview

In the Matadors last matchup, they were blown out by the California Golden Bears, 83-63. With 20 points on 9-for-14 shooting, Terrell Gomez led CSUN in scoring. California did an excellent job of converting from the free throw line (17-24; 70.8 percent). CSUN, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (13.3 vs. 13.8). The Grizzlies are trying to rebound after their 70-54 loss to the Stanford Cardinal in their last matchup. Michael Oguine was Montana’s high scorer with 19 points on 6-for-15 shooting. Stanford did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (25-33; 75.8 percent). Montana, meanwhile, forced the Cardinal into a turnover percentage of 22.4 (above their season average of 19.1). Montana should be expected to protect the ball well in this contest. Since the 2016-17 season, Montana ranks 28th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.4 percent), while CSUN has forced the 56th-fewest turnovers (17.2 percent). Furthermore, the Matadors rank 14th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.309), while the Grizzlies rank 339th in opponents FTA rate (0.323). In terms of the O/U total, these teams are complete opposites. CSUN games have gone over 60.0 percent of the time, while games featuring Montana have gone under 60.0 percent of the time. The Grizzlies have the better straight up (SU) record (4-3 vs. 1-5), but the Matadors hold the significant advantage against the spread (ATS) (2-3 vs. 1-4).

CSUN Matadors vs. Montana Grizzlies ATS Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Montana, ATS Winner – CSUN, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2016-Present):

  • The Grizzlies rank 31st in steals allowed per game (5.1) while the Matadors rank 132nd (6.0).
  • Montana averages 3.1 blocks per game, which ranks 165th in the NCAA. CSUN ranks 223rd in blocks allowed per game (3.9).
  • Montana ranks 31st in assists allowed per game (11.3) while CSUN ranks 197th (13.7).
  • The Grizzlies rank 187th in three pointers attempted per game (20.9) while the Matadors rank 336th (14.4).
  • Montana ranks 93rd in rebounds allowed per game (33.9) while CSUN ranks 227th (36.6).