CBB GAME OF THE MONTH ~ PERFECT 6-0 THIS SEASON!
Montana State vs. Montana,
02/01/2020 21:00 EDT,
Score: 64 - 78
Point Spread: -6½/-110 Montana
I'm playing on MONTANA. This will be the 300th time that these two instate rivals will have taken the court against each other. Needless to say, its an intense rivalry. The series has been remarkably close. Montana leads 151-148. Thats thanks to a sweep last year and 17 wins in the 18 meetings. Indeed, the Grizzlies have dominated in recent seasons. I expect them to have the edge again this evening. Former Montana State player Danny Sprinkle is coaching in the rivalry for the first time. He's done a pretty good job thus far, given what he has to work with, but I expect this game to prove to be a reality check. Sprinkle said his team would be more defensive minded this season and thats been the case. However, the Bobcats don't score enough to keep up with the Grizzlies. MSU averages 64.8 ppg in Big Sky action this season while Montana averages 74.2. The Grizzlies connect on 48.1 fg percentage, top in the conference. The Bobcats are 10th at 41%. Playing at home, expect the Grizzlies to be able to dictate the tempo and ultimately for the Bobcats to be unable to keep up.