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Feb 24, 10:05 PM | Stott Center

Montana Grizzlies vs Portland State Vikings Odds

19-8TEAM RECORD12-14

Portland State looks to cover the Vikings-Grizzlies pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 12-14 mark when they host Montana in college basketball action.

The Vikings sit at 12-14 (6-11-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Grizzlies are currently 19-8 (10-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Portland State is 8-10 OU, and Montana is 7-13 OU.

View Montana vs Portland State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Portland State in this one will find them as 6-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 84-rated Montana taking on the No. 266-rated Vikings in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 76-67 win for the Grizzlies on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Grizzlies rank No. 174 in NCAA Division 1 with 35 per game. That compares with Portland State’s No. 259 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Portland State is college basketball's No. 92-ranked team at 7.1 per game, while the Grizzlies rate No. 313 with 4.7 per game.

Defensively, Montana features the nation's No. 36-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.5 points per game. Portland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 41 nationally in scoring at home.

Montana was a 74-56 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Long Beach State. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as underdogs. Montana got 17 points from Brian Qvale but lost anyway, 74-56, to Long Beach State on Saturday at The Walter Pyramid.

Portland State was an 84-75 winner in their most recent outing at home against Loyola Marymount. They covered the 2–point spread as underdogs. The Vikings grabbed an 84-75 win over the Lions on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Melvin Jones at Stott Center.

Montana Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Eastern Washington are 5-5
After playing Long Beach State are 1-0
After a loss are 8-2

Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Montana State are 6-4
After playing Loyola Marymount are 0-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Grizzlies at Vikings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montana's last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland State
Montana is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Portland State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland State's last 7 games when playing Montana
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland State's last 5 games when playing at home against Montana
Portland State is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
Portland State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Montana

Next up:
Montana at Eastern Washington, Saturday, February 26
Portland State home to Montana State, Saturday, February 26

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