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Montana State Bobcats Visit Portland State Vikings in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Pamplin Sports Center Thursday as the Portland State Vikings look to beat the odds vs the Montana State Bobcats in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Portland State Vikings to cover the point spread in this one found them as -7.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Montana State Bobcats vs Portland State Vikings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Montana State Bobcats will look to cover the spread vs the Portland State Vikings on Thursday, as the Bobcats are 7-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Vikings are 11-2 ATS. Montana State is 7-8 against the total, while Portland State is 7-5-1 versus the total betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 88 (Portland State) and the No. 134 (Montana State) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Portland State has the nation's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 89.94 PPG. The visiting Montana State Bobcats defense ranks No. 203 allowing on average 75.47 PPG. The Vikings FG% has averaged 45.27% so far, more than the Portland State Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.13% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bobcats got 25 points from Tyler Hall as Montana State ran past North Dakota 79-68 on Saturday at Worthington Arena.

Deontae North scored 30 points leading the Vikings to a 73-72 victory over Idaho at Cowan Spectrum on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Montana State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Montana State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montana State's last 5 games
  • Montana State is 4-10-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Portland State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • Portland State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Portland State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Montana State
  • Portland State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Montana State

Next Betting Matchups

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Portland State at Montana, Saturday, January 13th