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Portland State Vikings take on Bobcats in college basketball test

Portland State VikingsMontana State Bobcats
Dec 30, 9:00 PM | Worthington Arena

Portland State Vikings vs Montana State Bobcats Odds

6-7TEAM RECORD5-7

The Montana State Bobcats will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Portland State Vikings at Worthington Arena on Friday in NCAAB play.

The Bobcats are 5-7 so far on the season, and 3-5 ATS vs. the number. The Vikings, meanwhile, are 6-7 and 4-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Montana State go 7-1 and the Vikings go 3-5 on the totals.

View Portland State vs Montana State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 2-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bobcats, most recently No. 279 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Vikings, who rate No. 84 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 77-74 victory for the Vikings.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Montana State's No. 161-rated squad against Portland State's No. 93-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Montana State rates No. 174 in the country with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 311 nationally with 4.5 per match.

Defensively, Portland State features the nation's No. 322-rated defense on the road, allowing 82 points per game. Montana State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 34 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Portland State, they were a 75-64 loser as they battled Montana on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog. Portland State got 27 points from Charles Odum on the way to a 75-64 loss against Montana on Wednesday at Dahlberg Arena.

Last time out for Montana State, they were an 82-66 loser as they battled Eastern Washington at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Montana State got 20 points from Christian Moon but lost anyway, 82-66, to Eastern Washington on Wednesday at Worthington Arena.

Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Northern Arizona are 8-2
After playing Montana are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Idaho State are 4-6
After playing Eastern Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Vikings at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Montana State
Portland State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Montana State
Portland State is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Montana State
Portland State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Montana State is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Portland State
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Montana State's last 13 games when playing Portland State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montana State's last 6 games when playing at home against Portland State
Montana State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Portland State home to Northern Arizona, Thursday, January 5
Montana State at Idaho State, Thursday, January 5

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