The Montana Grizzlies (1-4, 0-2 Big Sky) visit the Washington Huskies (1-4, 0-2 Pac-12) Wednesday for an 11 p.m. tip at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle. Below, we analyze the Montana-Washington college basketball betting odds and lines, with picks and predictions.
Montana at Washington: Betting odds, spread and lines
Montana at Washington: Three things to know
The Griz have had a tough road so far, losing four games against Division I teams, with their lone victory over Yellowstone Christian College 102-42 last time out on Saturday. Montana has a pair of losses at Southern Utah inside the Big Sky Conference, as well as road losses to USC and Georgia. The Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS so far this season.
The Huskies gave Oregon a tough fight Saturday, falling 74-71 at home as 8.5-point underdogs. Washington opened 0-3 SU/ATS, but it’s 2-0 ATS across the past two outings.
Washington is averaging just 60.0 points per game, ranking 306th in the nation. The Huskies are also shooting just 38.7% from the field, and 26.9% from behind the 3-point line. Defensively they’re just so-so, allowing 66.8 PPG.
Montana at Washington: Odds, betting lines, predictions and picks
Washington 66, Montana 61
Money line (ML)
Against the spread (ATS)
MONTANA +7.5 (-110) is 0-4 ATS, but Washington has no business laying nearly four buckets to anyone. The Huskies have struggled offensively, and they’re just mediocre on the defensive end. The best thing about UW is its free-throw shooting, as it hits at an 80.4% clip. Washington should win at home, but Montana is a good bet to grab its first cover of the season.
The UNDER 131.5 (-120) is worth playing lightly in this game between two struggling sides. Washington averages just 60.0 PPG, and Montana allows just 64.0 PPG. This game should be a defensive slog trending to the Under in the final game of Wednesday’s college hoops slate.
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