The Montana Grizzlies have the opportunity of a lifetime and it all comes down to one game for the program. Can they pull off the upset against Michigan and the Big 10? Vegas says the chances are almost nil and the oddsmakers have set the moneyline at -2000. Now that’s big odds to overcome!
Game: Montana Grizzlies (26-8, 14-18 ATS) vs. Michigan Wolverines (28-6, 19-15 ATS)
When: 9:20 PM ET, Thursday, March 21st, 2019
Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
Current Line: Michigan -15 Total: 130
TV Coverage: TNT
There is no question that Michigan wins this game. The odds are stacked in their favor for a reason, and it’s more than just the Big 10. The odds are stacked in their favor because they are that good. First and foremost, go back to last season. The Wolverines were the runners up to the now champion, Villanova Wildcats.
The Big Sky is a terrible conference and they play with terrible teams. Although Montana has a great record, they are now playing one of the “big boys”. Michigan will run away from the Grizzlies and they will do it in a hurry.
The big difference in this game will be the defense. Michigan holds their opponent to 59 points and they play in the Big 10! They should hold Montana to the high 30’s.
Do not let Michigan’s loss to Michigan State cloud your judgment! Michigan State can win this year’s tournament, they are that good. The Spartans are a very good basketball team and they “backdoored” the Wolverines to win the Big 10 Tournament. That was the Spartans, not Montana.
NCAA Tournament Free Pick: Michigan -15
Pick by Brad