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Montana State Bobcats battle vs Portland State Vikings highlights college basketball odds menu

Portland State VikingsMontana State Bobcats
11-9February 08, 2014, 09:05 | Worthington Arena10-12

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Montana State vs Portland State battle Saturday at Worthington Arena as the Bobcats look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Bobcats currently sports a 10-12 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-12-1 ATS. The Vikings are 11-9 and 9-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bobcats produce a 7-11 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Vikings have gone 9-7 against the number.

View Portland State Vikings vs Montana State Bobcats Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 145-ranked Bobcats and the No. 189-rated Vikings in this matchup.

Portland State was an 82-76 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Montana. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Portland State got 25 points and 12 rebounds from Kyle Richardson in a losing cause in their 82-76 loss to Montana on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Montana State's No. 181-ranked scoring average of 69.14 PPG, against a Vikings defense rated No. 179 and allowing 71.85 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 44.45% to date this season, less than the Vikings shooters have managed so far (46.69% per game).

A few Vikings at Bobcats trends to consider:
Portland State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Portland State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Portland State is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Portland State is 1-22 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Montana State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Montana State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montana State's last 7 games
Montana State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Portland State home to Northern Arizona, Thursday, February 13th
Montana State at North Dakota, Thursday, February 13th