Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Grizzlies vs Wolverines CBB Odds
Looking for Montana Grizzlies vs. Michigan Wolverines NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Grizzlies taking on the Wolverines on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, Kansas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Montana Michigan matchup.
(26-7) Montana Grizzlies vs. Michigan Wolverines (28-7)
West Region: NCAA Tournament
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 9:50 PM ET
Venue: Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, Kansas
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Wolverines -11.5
CBB Betting Total: 135
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Montana has steamrolled their way into the NCAA Tourney winning eight of their last 10 contests. Their most recent contest they were able to knock of Eastern Washington 82-65 to lock up the Big Sky tournament.
They are a well-balanced squad that has been efficient on both ends of the court. On offense they rank 82nd in efficiency, while the defense ranks 65th in efficiency.
Offensively Montana is ranked 55th in PPG, 42nd in FG% and 168th in 3PT%. The defense has been just as good ranking 66th in PPG, 94th in FG%, 184th in 3PT% and 40th in RPG.
Montana is led by Junior-laden squad that is led by Guards Ahmaad Rorie and Michael Oguine. Rorie is averaging 17.2 PPG and 3.7 APG, while Oguine is averaging 15.8 PPG and 5.5 RPG.
In their last five contests they have shot 50% from the field, while only giving up 70 PPG. They have also gone 2-3 ATS in that span.
Like Montana, Michigan has made a statement heading into the tournament coming in on a nine-game winning streak. Their most recent victory was an ousting of a solid Purdue team 75-66.
As you’d expect, Michigan has been hot on both sides of the court evidenced by their efficiency ratings. The offense has been outstanding ranking 29th in efficiency, while the defense has been even better as they rank 5th overall in efficiency.
Overall their offense ranks 126th in PPG, 43rd in FG% and 71st in 3PT%. Their defense ranks 8th in PPG, 100th in FG%, 96th in 3PT% and 51st in RPG.
Michigan is a sharpshooting squad that is led by Senior Guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Junior Forward Moritz Wagner. Abdur-Rahkman is averaging 12.6 PPG and 3.3 APG, while Wagner is averaging 14.5 PPG and 7.1 RPG.
During their win streak they have been converting 47% of their shots, while only giving up 64 PPG. They have also gone 8-1 ATS in that span.
CBB Betting Trends:
- MONT are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Thu. games.
- MONT are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
- MICH are 34-15-2 ATS in their last 51 Thu. games.
- Under is 5-2-1 in MICH last 8 Thu. games.
Free Montana Grizzlies vs. Michigan Wolverines NCAAB Prediction: Michigan needs an all-in effort to knock off a pesky Montana team
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Montana +11.5
Some see this contest as a cakewalk for Michigan, but this Montana team matches up with Michigan better than people know. Montana is 4-1 on neutral court compared to Michigan’s 6-1 record. I’ll take the points in what should be a grind-it-out type of game for Michigan.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Michigan 77 – Montana 70
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