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Montana Grizzlies vs Portland State Vikings Betting Preview

Portland State VikingsMontana Grizzlies
Dec 28, 9:00 PM | Dahlberg Arena

Portland State Vikings vs Montana Grizzlies Odds


The Grizzlies will try to cover the spread at Dahlberg Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Portland State Vikings in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Vikings have watched them go 6-6 and 4-3 ATS on the year, while the Grizzlies are at 7-5 and 3-4-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Grizzlies are 4-4, while the Vikings have a 3-4 mark.

View Portland State vs Montana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Montana opened as 10-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 209-ranked Grizzlies and the No. 84-rated Vikings in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-71 win for the Vikings on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montana's No. 234 nationally ranked offense (65.2 points per game) against a Vikings defense that sits as the No. 286 at 73.2 PPG. The Grizzlies have been averaging 41.8% from the field, less than the Vikings have managed so far this season (47.8% on average).

Defensively, Portland State features the nation's No. 333-rated defense on the road, allowing 83.2 points per game. Montana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 304 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Portland State, they were a 92-86 loser as they battled CS Fullerton on the road. They covered in the match as a 10.5-point underdog. Portland State got 19 points from Charles Odum but lost anyway, 92-86, to CS Fullerton on Thursday at Titan Gym.

Montana won its last outing, a 65-52 result against Utah Valley on December 22. Montana got 15 points from Kareem Jamar en route to a 65-52 victory over Utah Valley on Thursday at Dahlberg Arena.

Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Montana State are 5-5
After playing CS Fullerton are 2-1
After a loss are 6-4

Montana Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Eastern Washington are 5-5
After playing Utah Valley are 1-2
After a win are 4-6

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 3-12 SU in its last 15 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
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montana's last 5 games when playing Portland State
Montana is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
Montana is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Portland State

Next up:
Portland State at Montana State, Friday, December 30
Montana home to Eastern Washington, Friday, December 30