Who's Playing

Southern Utah @ Montana

Current Records: Southern Utah 15-6; Montana 15-8

What to Know

The Montana Grizzlies haven't won a contest against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds since Jan. 2 of 2020, but they'll be looking to end the drought on Monday. Montana and Southern Utah will face off in a Big Sky battle at 9 p.m. ET at Dahlberg Arena. The Grizzlies are out to keep their 11-game home win streak alive.

Montana has to be hurting after a devastating 86-63 loss at the hands of the Idaho State Bengals this past Saturday.

Meanwhile, Southern Utah had enough points to win and then some against the Eastern Washington Eagles this past Saturday, taking their matchup 84-72.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Montana is expected to win a tight contest. There could be an interesting gambling play in this one, as they have done quite well against the spread at home this season while the Thunderbirds have struggled against the spread on the road.

When the two teams previously met in December of 2020, the Grizzlies and Southern Utah were neck-and-neck, but Montana came up empty-handed after a 75-74 defeat. Maybe Montana will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the game and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Dahlberg Arena -- Missoula, Montana
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Grizzlies are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Thunderbirds, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Grizzlies as a 1.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Montana have won eight out of their last 11 games against Southern Utah.

  • Dec 05, 2020 - Southern Utah 75 vs. Montana 74
  • Dec 03, 2020 - Southern Utah 64 vs. Montana 63
  • Mar 07, 2020 - Southern Utah 85 vs. Montana 80
  • Jan 02, 2020 - Montana 60 vs. Southern Utah 58
  • Mar 02, 2019 - Montana 70 vs. Southern Utah 54
  • Dec 31, 2018 - Montana 89 vs. Southern Utah 76
  • Jan 25, 2018 - Montana 71 vs. Southern Utah 47
  • Dec 30, 2017 - Montana 79 vs. Southern Utah 49
  • Feb 09, 2017 - Montana 70 vs. Southern Utah 55
  • Feb 11, 2016 - Montana 86 vs. Southern Utah 53
  • Jan 02, 2016 - Montana 83 vs. Southern Utah 66