Montana Grizzlies vs Vikings College Hoops Game Preview
Montana Grizzlies vs Portland State Vikings Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Portland State and Montana on Thursday, with the host Vikings trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Supporters of the Grizzlies have watched them go 14-4 and 7-8-1 ATS on the year, while the Vikings are at 5-12 and 7-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Vikings are 7-5, while the Grizzlies have a 8-4-1 mark.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Portland State Vikings as 4.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 318 (Vikings) and the No. 222 (Grizzlies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 74-65 result in favor of the Grizzlies has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Portland State has the nation's No. 183-rated offensive output, at 67.4 PPG. The visiting Grizzlies defense ranks No. 167 allowing on average 65.7 PPG. The Vikings FG% has averaged 44.8% so far, less than the Grizzlies marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.6% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Montana owns the country's No. 164-rated mark, allowing 69.1 points per game on the highway. Portland State, on the other hand, rates No. 68 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Montana, they were a 76-74 winner as they battled Weber State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite. Will Cherry went off for 28 points and added 6 rebounds, leading Montana over Weber State, 76-74, on Saturday at Dahlberg Arena.
Portland State was a 76-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Eastern Washington. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Vikings got a 20-point effort from Aaron Moore, who added 10 rebounds, but Eastern Washington still managed to defeat Portland State 76-65 Monday at Reese Court.
Montana Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-4
Before playing Eastern Washington are 8-2
After playing Weber State are 5-5
After a win are 9-1
Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-1
Before playing Montana State are 5-5
After playing Eastern Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
A few Grizzlies at Vikings trends to consider:
Montana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montana's last 7 games when playing on the road against Portland State
Montana is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Montana is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland State's last 6 games
Portland State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland State's last 7 games when playing at home against Montana
Portland State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Montana
Montana at Eastern Washington, Saturday, February 2
Portland State home to Montana State, Saturday, February 2