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Pick vs spread for Montana-Duquesne on November 8

Montana starts the season on Tuesday on the road against Duquesne and will be looking to take the surprise behind the versatile big man Josh Bannan.

Montana Grizzlies vs Duquesne Dukes (-5.5, 136.5)

Bannan returns after the 6-foot big man led Montana with 15.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game on 35.2% 3-point shooting for a Grizzlies team that ranked 11th in the nation by percentage. of free throw shots.

Duquesne has had a lot of turnover in recent years and is expected to replace four of his six top scorers for a team that a season ago ranked 349th in the nation in home field goal percentage.

Transfer Tevin Brewer joins the Duquesne program after averaging 15.2 points and 5.6 assists per game on 39.8% 3-point shooting while with Florida International last season, but will likely miss Tuesday’s game. fair after emergency surgery following complications with an appendectomy.

Montana brought in a pair of players in Southern Utah’s Aanen Moody and Colorado State’s Dischon Thomas, who shot over 40% of 3-point range and will face a Duquesne defense that was 354th in the nation in shooting percentage. of the opponent’s 3 points in the last season.

Montana was 34th in the nation in the fewest possession turnovers last season and with Duquesne dealing with a lot of new pieces in his guard rotation, the Grizzlies will pave their way to victory.

The piece: Montana +5.5

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