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Bobcats vs Vikings College Hoops Game Preview

Montana State BobcatsPortland State Vikings
March 3, 10:00 PM | Stott Center

Montana State Bobcats vs Portland State Vikings Odds

12-16TEAM RECORD16-13

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

This is a conference playoff game in the Big Sky Tournament.

The Bobcats will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 11-13 ATS against the number this season, while the Vikings are 14-10 ATS. Montana State is 16-8 on the totals; Portland State is 12-12.

View Montana State vs Portland State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Vikings are listed as 8-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 162 (Vikings) and the No. 276 (Bobcats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-72 result in favor of the Vikings has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Portland State's No. 25-ranked scoring average of 76.4 PPG, against a Bobcats defense rated No. 290 and allowing 71.9 PPG. The Vikings FG% has averaged 48.3% to date this season, more than the Bobcats shooters have managed so far (42.7% per game).

Defensively, Montana State features the nation's No. 225-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.7 points per game. Portland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 37 nationally in scoring at home.

Montana State was a 79-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northern Arizona. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites. The Bobcats grabbed a 79-60 win over the Lumberjacks on Monday, behind a 23-point effort from Shawn Reid at Worthington Arena.

Last time out for Portland State, they were a 75-74 winner as they battled Northern Colorado at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite. Portland State earned a 75-74 victory over Northern Colorado on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Charles Odum at Stott Center.

Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Northern Arizona are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 4-3
After playing Northern Colorado are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Bobcats at Vikings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montana State's last 6 games on the road
Montana State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Montana State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Portland State
Montana State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Portland State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Portland State is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland State's last 5 games when playing Montana State

Next up:
Portland State at Seattle, Saturday, March 10