Grambling State Tigers vs Montana State NCAAB Betting Prediction

Grambling State Tigers vs Montana State Prediction 3/20/2024

The Grambling State Tigers (17-14) travel to face off against the Montana State Bobcats (14-17) on Wednesday, March 20th. This game will be played at UD Arena in Dayton and televised on truT. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 6:40 ET.

Grambling State Tigers vs Montana State Bobcats

The Grambling State Tigers Are Coming Off A Win

Grambling State comes into this game with a 17-14 record, including an 18-4 record in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. They have won four straight games and are 8-2 in their last 10 road games.

Overall, the Tigers are 8-9 on the road this season, compared to 10-5 at home. They have been the underdog in 19 of their 31 games, going 8-11 in those games. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -8.4 points per game on the road.

Grambling State has been a solid bet this season, going 18-14 against the spread. As the underdog, the Tigers have gone 11-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Grambling State has an impressive 8-2 ATS mark.

Grambling State’s over/under record for the season is 15-17 and the average point total in their games is 133.5. Today’s over/under line of 134.5 is very close to their average OU line of 134.8. So far, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average point total is 121 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.

The Montana State Bobcats Are Coming Off A Win

Montana State enters today’s game as a 3.5-point favorite, and they are 5-5 this season when favored. The Bobcats have a record of 8-6 at home this season, and they have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games at home.

For the year, Montana State is 14-17, and they have won their last two games. In their most recent game, they defeated Montana by a score of 85-70.

As the favorite this season, Montana State has gone just 3-7 vs. the spread. Their ATS record at home is just 6-8 and they have gone 1-4 vs. the spread as the favorite in their last 5 games.

Today’s over/under line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Montana State’s games this season (143.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 157 points. For the season, their over/under record is 15-14.

Grambling State Offense Breakdown

Grambling State finished with 75 points in their game against Texas Southern. This total surpasses their season-average of 67.6 points per game. One area that the Grambling State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 74th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 44%.

Kintavious Dozier (G) 13.1 2.9 1.0
Tra’Michael Moton (G) 11.8 2.9 2.6
Jourdan Smith (G) 9.7 4.6 1.1

Montana State Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Montana State’s offense looked good, scoring 85 points against Montana. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 15/22 free throws. Robert Ford led the team in scoring, putting up 22 points. Additionally, John Olmsted contributed 16 points for the Bobcats.

Robert Ford (G) 15.9 7.6 3.0
Brian Goracke (F) 13.5 4.3 0.9
Brandon Walker (F) 13.0 3.9 1.1

Grambling State Team Defense

At this time, the Tigers’ defense is positioned 79th in the country, permitting 68.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Grambling State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.8% this season.

Montana State Team Defense

So far, the Bobcats’ defense is ranked 237th in the country at 73.9 points per contest. So far, the Montana State defense is giving up an average of 8.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.1 times per game (521st).

Tigers vs Bobcats Trends

  • Across the Tigers last ten road games, the team averaged 71 points per game while allowing 70. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 7-3, while going 8-2 straight-up.
  • Montana State has played well in their previous five home games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 82 points per game while allowing 79. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Tigers have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.
  • Against the spread, the Bobcats have put together 1-2 in their last three games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 2-1 straight up.

Tigers vs Bobcats Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Bobcats to secure the win, with an expected final score of 79-67. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -3.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 134.5 and given that our model is projecting 146 points between the teams, we like the over.

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