Montana vs. Northern Arizona Big Sky Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, March 7, 2023

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Montana vs. Northern Arizona Big Sky Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, March 7, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 4 seed Montana Grizzlies (17-13, 10-7 Big Sky) are favored by 5.5 points in the Big Sky Tournament against the No. 9 seed Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (11-22, 5-13 Big Sky) on Tuesday at Idaho Central Arena, tipping off at 8:30 PM on ESPNU. The matchup has an over/under of 139.5.

Montana vs. Northern Arizona Odds

  • Montana odds to win: -236
  • Northern Arizona odds to win: +194
  • Spread: Montana (-5.5)
  • Total: 139.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • Where: Boise, Idaho
  • Venue: Idaho Central Arena

Who Will Win Montana vs. Northern Arizona?

Montana and Northern Arizona Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Montana has a 4-5 record against the spread when favored by 5.5 points or more this season.

Northern Arizona has a 12-4 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 5.5 points or more.

The two teams average a combined three more points per game, 142.5, than this matchup’s over/under of 139.5 points.

Montana and Northern Arizona have seen its opponents average a combined 2.7 more points per game than the over/under of 139.5 set for this game.

Montana’s average point total in outings this year is 136.9, 2.6 points below the total in this game.

The average point total for the Lumberjacks this year is 8.3 points higher than this game’s over/under.

The Grizzlies are 14-15-0 ATS this season.

The Lumberjacks have a 19-12-0 record against the spread this year.

Montana Stats & Insights

Montana averages 69.2 points per game (245th in college basketball) while allowing 67.7 per contest (108th in college basketball). It has a +45 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 1.5 points per game.

Montana grabs 27.6 rebounds per game (356th in college basketball) compared to the 27.3 of its opponents.

The Grizzlies knock down 7.9 three-pointers per game (118th in college basketball) at a 37.3% rate (35th in college basketball), compared to the 5.9 per game their opponents make at a 31.9% rate.

Montana ranks 54th in college basketball with 98.9 points scored per 100 possessions, and 314th in college basketball defensively with 96.7 points conceded per 100 possessions.

Offensively, the Grizzlies have played better in home games this year, putting up 69.8 points per game, compared to 66.9 per game on the road.

Northern Arizona Stats & Insights

Northern Arizona has a -39 scoring differential, falling short by 1.2 points per game. It is putting up 73.3 points per game, 138th in college basketball, and is allowing 74.5 per outing to rank 303rd in college basketball.

Northern Arizona ranks 268th in college basketball at 30.2 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 30.8 its opponents average.

Northern Arizona knocks down 8.5 three-pointers per game (63rd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 7.5. It shoots 36.2% from deep, and its opponents shoot 35%.

Northern Arizona’s 96.3 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 115th in college basketball, and the 97.8 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 332nd in college basketball.

In 2022-23 the Lumberjacks are scoring 9.7 more points per game at home (78.6) than away (68.9).

Montana Key Players to Watch

Josh Bannan leads the Grizzlies in rebounds and assists. Bannan averages 15 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game.

Montana’s leading scorer is Aanen Moody, who tallies 16.5 points a game in addition to his 3.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists.

Moody leads the Grizzlies in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.7 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Bannan is Montana’s leader in steals, averaging 0.8 steals per game, while Dischon Thomas leads them in blocks with 0.6 per contest.

Northern Arizona Key Players to Watch

Carson Towt has averaged 7.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Lumberjacks leaderboards in those stat categories.

Jalen Cole counts for 17.4 points per game, making him the top scorer on Northern Arizona’s squad.

Cone hits 2.9 three-pointers per game, the most on the Lumberjacks.

Xavier Fuller (0.9 steals per game) is the steal leader for Northern Arizona while Towt (0.3 blocks per game) is the block leader.

Montana vs. Northern Arizona Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Northern Arizona (+5.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (139.5)

  • Prediction:
    Montana 74, Northern Arizona 69
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