Montana Grizzlies vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 12/16/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montana Grizzlies vs Washington Huskies
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Montana (+7.5)
The Montana Grizzlies (1-4) go to Alaska Airlines Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Washington Huskies (1-4). The spread on this game has Washington as 7.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 131.
Montana steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 1-4 so far this year. They are turning it over 14.6 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.0 fouls every game. As a unit, Montana is collecting 33.6 rebounds per game and is sitting with 70 assists so far this season, which is 138th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Grizzlies are hitting 37.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (28 of 75) and 71.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 70.2 points per game (218th in the nation) while hitting 47.4% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Grizzlies are forcing 14.0 turnovers every game while drawing 18.4 fouls. The Grizzlies defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 38.4% (109 of 284) and they surrender 36.6 boards per contest as a group. They are ranked 147th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 56 relinquished on the year. They surrender 28.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 74th in college basketball in PPG allowed (64.0).
The Montana Grizzlies stepped onto the hardwood against the Yellowstone Christian Centurions and took home the win by a score of 102-42 in their last contest. Montana walked away from the contest with a 68.4% FG percentage (39 of 57) and converted 5 of their 13 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Grizzlies converted 19 of 23 tries for a percentage of 82.6%. With regard to hauling in boards, they compiled 46 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 21 dimes in this contest as well as earning 9 steals and 2 rejections. In reference to defense, Montana allowed the other team to go 68.4% from the field on 39 of 57. Yellowstone Christian dished out 8 assists and 9 steals for this game. Moreover, the Centurions totaled 13 rebounds (4 offensive, 9 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Yellowstone Christian finished the contest at 66.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 2 of 3 tries. They also made 6 of 25 tries from 3-point land.
Brandon Whitney is one guy who saw a lot of minutes in this game. He ended up finishing with 15 points on 7 out of 9 shooting. He played for 32 minutes and also totaled 2 boards. Whitney finished the contest at 77.8% from the floor and also earned 4 dimes. Someone else that saw a lot of court time in the matchup for the Grizzlies was Josh Vazquez. He grabbed 2 boards and also tallied 2 dimes. He shot 55.6% from the floor for the game by going 5-of-9 (15 points). When this game wrapped up, Vazquez saw the court for 31 minutes.
Washington has a mark of 1-4 for the campaign. The Huskies have committed 16.4 fouls every game and they shoot 80.4% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 9.4 times per game (307th in D-1) and they are giving up possession 14.2 times per contest. Washington has scored 300 points so far this year (60.0 per contest) and they collect 33.4 boards per game. As an offense, the Huskies are shooting 38.7% from the floor, which ranks 316th in the nation. The Huskies are ranked 123rd in college basketball in points given up per game with 66.8. They are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.9% from the floor (95th in college hoops). The Washington defense gives up 29.8% on 3-point shots (34 of 114) and their opponents are connecting on 60.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 16.6 assists and 42.4 rebounds per contest, which is 288th and 299th in D-1.
The last time they took the court, the Washington Huskies took a loss by a final score of 74-71 against the Oregon Ducks. The Huskies recorded 21 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 28 in this game. They stuffed 5 shots while earning 5 steals in this contest. The Ducks committed 16 fouls in this contest which got the Huskies to the charity stripe for 10 shots. They were able to convert 10 of those for a clip of 100.0%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Washington made 7 of 19 tries (36.8%). When this game wrapped up, the Huskies shot 27 out of 59 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.8%. The Huskies permitted the Ducks to bury 25 out of their 65 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.5% in the matchup. They finished 21.1% from three-point range by going 4 out of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 20 of 27 from the free throw line (74.1%). Regarding rebounding, Washington allowed Oregon to collect 38 overall (17 offensive).
Quade Green pitched in for the Huskies for the contest. He made 10 out of 17 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 58.8%, which gave him 26 points. Green snagged 3 boards in his 37 minutes and accumulated 4 assists in this contest. One more player who saw a lot of action for Washington was Hameir Wright. He finished with 8 points in 34 minutes on the hardwood by going 3 out of 7 from the floor in this game. Wright walked away from this one going 42.9% from the floor and also collecting 2 assists and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Montana (+7.5)
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