Montana at Arizona College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/19/2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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The Montana Grizzlies travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona as 8.5 point favorites.
Montana comes into this game with an overall record of 6-3. They currently have a point differential of 6.3 as they are averaging 74.0 points per game while giving up 67.7 per contest. Arizona has an overall mark of 7-4. They are averaging 75.5 points per contest and giving up 67.5, which is a point differential of 8.1.
Valuable Montana Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Montana Grizzlies are 1-6-0 against the spread
The Montana Grizzlies are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 5-5-1 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 4-6-1 against the over/under
Key Montana Grizzlies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ahmaad Rorie averages 14.3 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Michael Oguine comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Brandon Williams averages 11.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Brandon Randolph averages 16.9 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 67.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 86th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 134th and 248th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 70th, and they give up 10.0 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the NCAA. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 244th in the nation. Montana averages 74.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 198th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 83rd in D-1. They average 30.7 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 333rd and 211th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 199th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 67.5 points per contest, which ranks them 81st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 157th and 31st in those defensive statistics. They rank 58th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest, and 222nd with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 287th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game. Arizona is 156th in the country with 75.5 points per game this year. They are 182nd in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 216th in the nation. They are 240th in the country in rebounding with 35.2 boards per game and 257th in assists per contest with 12.5. The Wildcats are 304th in turnovers per game with 11.6.
The Grizzlies are 92nd in the nation in offensive rating with 109.9. In terms of pace they are 315th in the country with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 11th. As a team they are 20th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 105th in Division 1. Montana is 106th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
Arizona is 287th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 105.5, which is ranked 160th. They are 140th in D-1 in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 190th. As a unit they are 157th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 156th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Montana/Arizona college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona -8.5
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