montana vs houston ncaab prediction

NCAAB: Montana vs. Houston Prediction 11/24/2023

The Montana Grizzlies (1-2) travel to face off against the Houston Cougars (5-0) on Friday, November 24th. This game will be played at Fertitta Center in Houston and televised on ESPN+. Houston is coming off a win in their previous game, while Montana is looking to get back on track from a loss to the North Dakota State. Tip-off is set for 4:00 ET.

Montana Grizzlies vs Houston Cougars

The Montana Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into their game against Houston, the Montana Grizzlies have a record of 1-2. The Grizzlies are 0-1 on the road and 1-1 overall. Montana enters today’s game with a 1-2 ATS record. In the previous three games, the Grizzlies have gone 2-1 against the spread with an average scoring differential of +5.

Looking at their over/under performance through three games, Montana has an over/under record of 1-2-0, with their games averaging 142 points per game on average. Over the course of the last five games, the Grizzlies’ games have averaged 77 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-2.

The Houston Cougars Are Coming Off A Win

Houston, who currently boasts a 5-0 record, is preparing for their sixth game of the season. Up to this point, Houston has played four of their games at home and one on the road. Houston has a positive ATS record of 3-2, meaning they have covered the spread more often than not. However, in their last five games, the team is 2-3 ATS.

Up to this point, games involving Houston have had an average of 128 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 134.8 points. Their over/under record is 1-4-0. The Cougars have an over/under record of 0-3 in their last three games, with their games averaging 76 points per game.

Montana Offense Breakdown

Compared to their season average of 78.8 points per game, Montana struggled in their previous game. Against North Dakota State, the Grizzlies scored 69 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 42.9%. Aanen Moody was the leading scorer for the Grizzlies, putting up 18 points. In addition, Money Williams contributed 15 points.

Aanen Moody (G) 18.2 3.2 1.5
Money Williams (G) 12.5 3.8 2.2
Dischon Thomas (F) 11.5 6.0 1.8

Houston Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Houston offense put up 69 points against Dayton. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 42.9% and made 8 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is LJ Cryer who comes into today’s matchup averaging 15.8. Emanuel Sharp also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.8.

LJ Cryer (G) 15.8 2.3 2.2
Emanuel Sharp (G) 11.8 3.0 0.7
Damian Dunn (G) 9.0 2.2 0.5

Montana Team Defense

At this time, the Grizzlies’ defense is positioned 93rd in the country, permitting 69.2 points per game. The Montana defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 78 points and allowed North Dakota State to connect on 3 threes.

Houston Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Houston defense is giving up an average of 49.8 points per contest. Houston’s three-point defense is currently 42nd in the country at 5.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 36.0% of their shots vs. Houston.

Grizzlies vs Cougars Trends

  • In their last three road games, Montana has averaged 65 points per game while allowing 66. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 3-0.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Houston has an ATS record of 5-4 while averaging 74 per game. The team went 10-0 overall in these games.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Grizzlies have a strong record vs the spread going 3-0. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Cougars have a strong straight up record of 5-0. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.

Grizzlies vs Cougars Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Cougars vs. Cougars game, our recommendation is to take the Cougars at -23.5. Despite our model showing the Cougars winning 75-67, we like Grizzlies as our point-spread pick.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 131.5, and our model predicts the Grizzlies and Cougars to score a combined 142 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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