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Big Sky Tournament - Montana Grizzlies vs Portland State Vikings Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Portland State VikingsMontana Grizzlies
16-13March 13, 2014, 09:00 | Dee Events Center17-12

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Montana vs Portland State battle Thursday at Dee Events Center as the Grizzlies look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Vikings will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 13-13 ATS against the number this season, while the Grizzlies are 10-15 ATS. Portland State is 13-12 on the totals; Montana is 13-10.View Portland State Vikings vs Montana Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Grizzlies in this one found them listed as -3.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Vikings was expected to move the line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Grizzlies at No. 72 and the Vikings at No. 146 heading into this contest.

Portland State won its last outing, a 78-74 result against Idaho State on March 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite. Kyle Richardson scored 28 points and helped out with 14 rebounds for Portland State on Saturday, leading the Vikings to a 78-74 victory over Idaho State at Peter W Stott Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montana's No. 143 nationally ranked offense (71.03 points per game) against a Vikings defense that sits as the No. 177 at 71.79 PPG. The Grizzlies have been averaging 47.68% from the field, more than the Vikings have managed so far this season (46.94% on average).

A few Vikings at Grizzlies trends to consider:
Portland State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Portland State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland State's last 6 games
Portland State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Montana
Montana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montana's last 7 games
Montana is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Portland State
Montana is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Portland State