Portland State Vikings vs Grizzlies College Hoops Game Preview

Portland State VikingsMontana Grizzlies
Jan 5, 9:00 PM | Dahlberg Arena

Portland State Vikings vs Montana Grizzlies Odds

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The Montana Grizzlies will be trying to slam the Portland State Vikings on Saturday when the teams tip off at Dahlberg Arena in college betting action.

Supporters of the Vikings have watched them go 3-7 and 5-3 ATS on the year, while the Grizzlies are at 7-4 and 4-4-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Grizzlies are 2-3-1, while the Vikings have a 2-3 mark.

View Portland State vs Montana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Vikings were listed as 9.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Grizzlies, most recently No. 184 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Vikings, who rate No. 322 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-65 victory for the Grizzlies.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Vikings rank No. 336 in NCAA Division 1 with 29.2 per game. That compares with Montana’s No. 306 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Montana is college basketball's No. 46-ranked team at 7.8 per game, while the Vikings rate No. 259 with 5.3 per game.

Defensively, Portland State features the nation's No. 242-rated defense on the road, allowing 74 points per game. Montana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 120 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Portland State was a 62-59 loser on the road against Montana State. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Aaron Moore scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Vikings to a win (they lost 62-59 to Montana State at Worthington Arena on Thursday).

Montana won its last outing, an 81-66 result against Eastern Washington on January 3. They covered in that game as a 12.5-point favorite. The Grizzlies grabbed an 81-66 win over the Eagles on Thursday, behind a 17-point effort from Jordan Gregory at Dahlberg Arena.

Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Sacramento State are 6-4
After playing Montana State are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Montana Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing North Dakota are 1-1
After playing Eastern Washington are 10-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Vikings at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Montana
Portland State is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Montana
Portland State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Montana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Portland State
Montana is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
Montana is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Portland State
Montana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Portland State home to Sacramento State, Thursday, January 10
Montana at North Dakota, Thursday, January 10

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