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Vikings open as college hoops underdog vs Grizzlies

Montana GrizzliesPortland State Vikings
Jan 29, 4:05 PM | Stott Center

Montana Grizzlies vs Portland State Vikings Odds

14-6TEAM RECORD10-10

The Portland State Vikings will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Grizzlies at Stott Center in NCAAB action.

The Vikings sport records of 10-10 and 8-7 ATS heading into this battle, while the Grizzlies have 14-6 and 10-5-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-7 for the Vikings and 9-6-1 for the Grizzlies.

View Montana vs Portland State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Vikings in this one, they're listed as 3.5-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Vikings sit at No. 156 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Grizzlies sit at No. 146 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Grizzlies will win this game 77-74.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Portland State has the nation's No. 30-rated offensive output, at 76.8 PPG. The visiting Grizzlies defense ranks No. 65 allowing on average 62.6 PPG. The Vikings FG% has averaged 48.3% so far, more than the Grizzlies marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Montana owns the country's No. 65-rated mark, allowing 65 points per game on the highway. Portland State, on the other hand, rates No. 32 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Montana was a 74-60 winner on the road against Eastern Washington. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. Montana got 19 points from Art Steward en route to a 74-60 victory over Eastern Washington on Thursday at Reese Court.

Portland State was a 70-65 loser in their most recent outing at home against Montana State. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Vikings endured a 70-65 loss at the hands of the Bobcats on Thursday, despite a 15-point effort from Charles Odum at Stott Center.

Montana Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Montana State are 8-2
After playing Eastern Washington are 10-0
After a win are 7-3

Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Weber State are 6-4
After playing Montana State are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Grizzlies at Vikings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montana's last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland State
Montana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montana's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland State's last 6 games when playing Montana
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland State's last 6 games when playing at home against Montana
Portland State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland State's last 5 games

Next up:
Montana at Montana State, Saturday, February 4
Portland State at Weber State, Thursday, February 2

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