Montana vs Gonzaga Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 20 (Bulldogs Defense Steps Up in Home Victory)

Larry Rupp
Montana vs Gonzaga prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Montana vs Gonzaga prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Vasha Hunt

Montana vs Gonzaga Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Montana Grizzlies (6-5, 1-4 Away) vs. No. 11 Gonzaga Bulldogs (9-3, 5-0 Home)
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Venue: McCarthey Athletic Center — Spokane, WA

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Tuesday with a compelling matchup between the Montana Grizzlies and No. 11 Gonzaga Bulldogs. Montana enters on a three-game winning streak that includes an 81-76 win over Prairie View on Saturday. Josh Bannan scored a team-high 22 points.

Meanwhile, Gonzaga is aiming to build on its momentum after taking down Alabama by a score of 100-90 on Saturday. It was the Bulldogs' fourth win in a row as they shot 57.1% from the floor. Senior Drew Timme led the way with his third double-double of the season (29 points and 10 rebounds).

Montana vs Gonzaga Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: MONT: (+2400) | GONZ: (-10000)
Spread: MONT: +23.5 (-110) | GONZ: -23.5 (-110)
Total: 148.5 —Over: (-108) | Under: (-112)

Gonzaga enters this contest as heavy home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 148.5 points, which is about average compared to Tuesday's projected totals.

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Montana vs Gonzaga Prediction & Pick

Gonzaga is starting to find its groove after a few miscues early on in the season. The Bulldogs are averaging a respectable 84.5 points during their four-game winning streak and have allowed less than 70 points in three of those contests. The team chemistry is starting to build with every possession.

That's not good news for a Grizzlies team that is allowing 75.2 points per away game and ranks 265th in defensive efficiency. Montana just doesn't have the talent to keep Timme from dominating around the rim. After all, it is allowing a two-point shooting percentage of 52.4% in road games this year.

Gonzaga is riding a 71-game home winning streak, which makes the Bulldogs the clear choice here.

Final Score Prediction: Montana: 60 | Gonzaga: 81

Montana vs Gonzaga Betting Trends

- Montana is 4-9 against the spread (ATS) in its last 13 games.
- The total has hit the over in 13 of Montana's last 20 games.
- Gonzaga is 10-0 straight up in its last 10 games against Montana.
- The total has hit the under in six of Gonzaga's last nine games in December.

Montana vs Gonzaga Best Bet

These teams are no stranger to one another. They have met 57 times and each of the last ten games have seen Gonzaga emerge victorious. None of those wins came by more than 23 points, though. The Grizzles look like the team to bet against the spread, but much more value lies in the point total.

Less than 149 points have been scored in seven of Montana's last nine games as well as in three of Gonzaga's last five games. The under has cashed in six of Gonzaga's last nine games in December, too. With the Bulldogs allowing only 64.0 points per home game, the under looks like the way to go.

Bet: Under 148.5 Points (-112)

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