Betting on today’s Coyotes and Grizzlies game? Catch the action at Dahlberg Arena in Missoula, MT, as the Grizzlies hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 152.5 points, and the Grizzlies are favored to win at home vs. the Coyotes.
SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES VS MONTANA GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Montana Grizzlies -13
This game will be played at Dahlberg Arena at 9:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.
WHY BET THE MONTANA GRIZZLIES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 79-65 in favor of the Grizzlies.
- Not only will Montana pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -13.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Will the Coyotes Defense Show Up on the Road?
South Dakota comes into this game as the underdog, and they have gone 1-7 as the underdog so far this season. In their last game, they faced Eastern Washington and lost by a score of 93-79.
So far this season, the Coyotes are 8-8 overall and 4-4 on the road. Over their last ten games on the road, they have gone just 4-6.
South Dakota has an ATS record of 6-7 this season and they are 4-4 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Coyotes are 3-5 vs. the spread this season and over their last 10 games as the underdog, their ATS record is 5-5.
So far this season, the over/under record in South Dakota games is 7-6. Today’s over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (147.7) and there have been more games with lower scoring than today’s OU line (8) than games with more points (6). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 143 points.
In their recent matchup, the South Dakota offense ended with 79 points against Eastern Washington. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 49.1% and made 7 threes. Leading South Dakota in scoring vs. Eastern Washington was Bostyn Holt with his 30 points. Lahat Thioune also added 13 points for the Coyotes.
At this time, the Coyotes’ defense is positioned 225th in the country, permitting 75.5 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, South Dakota’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.8% this season.
Is It the Grizzlies Game to Lose at Home?
Montana will be looking to extend their two-game winning streak as they take on South Dakota at home. So far this season, the Grizzlies have gone 2-1 at home and have an average scoring margin of +7.0 points per game at home.
Overall, Montana is 9-5 and has gone 4-1 when favored. In their last game, the Grizzlies defeated North Dakota State by a score of 96-86. Over their last ten games at home, Montana is 8-2.
As the favorite, Montana has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 4-1. Their overall ATS mark for the year is 8-3. At home, the Grizzlies are 2-1 vs. the spread and have gone 3-0 as the favorite in their last three games.
Today’s over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Montana’s games this season (138.6). So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 160 points.
Montana’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 96 points against North Dakota State. They had an overall field goal percentage of 57.4% and made 20/21 free throws. Aanen Moody was the leading scorer for the Grizzlies, putting up 36 points. In addition, Brandon Whitney contributed 17 points.
On defense, Montana is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 72.0 points per game. The Montana defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 86 points and allowed North Dakota State to connect on 7 threes.