The No. 25 Washington Huskies (3-1) will be at home in Alaska Airlines Arena when they meet the Montana Grizzlies (1-3). Action begins at 11 p.m. ET on Friday, November 22, 2019, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
Montana Grizzlies vs. Washington Huskies Betting Preview
The Grizzlies lost a close one to the Montana Tech Orediggers in their last outing, 74-72. Sayeed Pridgett put together a solid performance for Montana, finishing with 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Montana Tech had a much better turnover percentage (11.8 vs. 22.9). Montana, meanwhile, did a great job of making free throws (18-23; 78.3 percent).
In the Huskies’ last game, they dismantled the Maine Black Bears, 72-53. Washington rallied around Isaiah Stewart, who was the team’s high scorer with 16 points on 6-for-12 shooting. Washington played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.217 (above their season average of 0.140) and a turnover percentage of 8.0 (better than their season average of 21.6). Maine recorded marks of 0.039 and 27.5, respectively, for those same stats.
Half-court execution will be critical when two of the country’s slowest-paced teams square off. Washington ranks 293rd in possessions per game (66.9) and Montana is 256th (67.8) dating back to last season. Moreover, the elite offense of the Grizzlies ranks 16th in effective field goal percentage (0.555), while the Huskies have been 38th-best in the nation at effective field goal percentage allowed (0.472).
Montana at Washington Free Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Montana, ATS Winner – Montana, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Huskies rank 10th in steals per game (8.9) while the Grizzlies rank 131st (6.5).
Washington ranks 31st in three pointers allowed per game (19.4) while Montana ranks 50th (19.9).
Washington ranks second in blocks per game (5.9) while Montana ranks 165th (3.1).
The Grizzlies rank 31st in assists allowed per game (10.9) while the Huskies rank 183rd (13.5).
Montana ranks 15th in rebounds allowed per game (31.2) while Washington ranks 143rd (34.5).