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Portland State Vikings vs Montana State Bobcats Odds
Montana State will look to improve on its 3-7 record on Thursday when they host Portland State in NCAA basketball odds action at Worthington Arena.
The Bobcats sport records of 3-7 and 4-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Vikings have 3-6 and 5-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-1 for the Bobcats and 2-2 for the Vikings.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Vikings were listed as 2-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bobcats sit at No. 196 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Vikings sit at No. 322 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bobcats will win this game 72-69.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Montana State's No. 199-rated squad against Portland State's No. 338-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Montana State rates No. 104 in the country with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 266 nationally with 5.1 per match.
Defensively, Portland State features the nation's No. 290-rated defense on the road, allowing 77 points per game. Montana State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 43 nationally in scoring at home.
Portland State was a 73-69 loser in their most recent outing at home against Weber State. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Vikings endured a 73-69 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Aaron Moore at Stott Center.
Montana State was a 101-70 winner in its last match at home against Northwest Indian. Montana State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Northwest Indian out of the gym and running up a 101-70 score at Worthington Arena.
Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Montana are 4-6
After playing Weber State are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Eastern Washington are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Vikings at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Montana State
Portland State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montana State
Portland State is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Montana State
Portland State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montana State's last 6 games when playing Portland State
Montana State is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Portland State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montana State's last 7 games when playing at home against Portland State
Montana State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Portland State at Montana, Saturday, January 5
Montana State home to Eastern Washington, Saturday, January 5