Idaho Vandals at Montana Grizzlies ATS Prediction 01/18/20

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The Montana Grizzlies (9-8, 5-1 BigSky) welcome the Idaho Vandals (5-11, 1-4 BigSky) to Dahlberg Arena. The Grizzlies look to lengthen their six-game home winning streak, while the Vandals try to end their five-game road losing streak. Action starts at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Idaho Vandals vs. Montana Grizzlies Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Grizzlies beat the Portland State Vikings, 85-70, while the Vandals lost a close one to the Eastern Washington Eagles, 78-75.

Montana’s 0.689 effective field goal percentage was their biggest advantage over Portland State, who had a mark of 0.406. The Grizzlies’ mark was above their season average of 0.478, while the Vikings’ was below their season average of 0.487. Idaho, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.8 (above their season average of 22.2). Montana was led by Sayeed Pridgett, who recorded 17 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds. Meanwhile, Trevon Allen played a pivotal role for Idaho with 23 points and five rebounds.

The Grizzlies dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the most recent matchup, Montana won 100-59. The Grizzlies’ 10.0 turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Vandals, who had a rate of 30.0. This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

Getting to the line could be hard to find for Montana in this contest. The Grizzlies rank 289th in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.189, while Idaho ranks 78th in FTA rate allowed (0.183).

Idaho Vandals vs. Montana Grizzlies ATS Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Montana, ATS Winner – Montana, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Montana ranks 29th in three pointers allowed per game (18.2) while Idaho ranks 219th (24.5).
  • The Vandals rank 190th in rebounds per game (34.6) while the Grizzlies rank 249th (32.5).
  • Montana averages 3.8 blocks per game, which ranks 74th in the NCAA. Idaho ranks 80th in blocks allowed per game (3.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Grizzlies have outscored opponents by an average of 7.6 points in their last five games. For the season, Montana has been defeated by an average of 0.6 points.
  • During their last five games, the Vandals have scored an average of 68.6 points per game (0.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 68.2 points per game (1.9 below their season average).