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NCAAB Game Preview - Bobcats underdogs vs Vikings at Portland State

Montana State BobcatsPortland State Vikings
Feb 26, 10:05 PM | Stott Center

Montana State Bobcats vs Portland State Vikings Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Portland State Vikings try to run the Bobcats off the court at Stott Center in college hoops action.

Portland State will face the 12-16 Bobcats, who own a 9-10-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Vikings are 9-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bobcats are 7-13 favoring the OVER.

View Montana State vs Portland State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Portland State in this one will find them as 4-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Vikings sit at No. 266 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bobcats sit at No. 295 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Vikings will win this game 71-69.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland State's No. 82 nationally ranked offense (72.9 points per game) against a Bobcats defense that sits as the No. 204 at 68.9 PPG. The Vikings have been averaging 43.9% from the field, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (40.8% on average).

Defensively, Montana State features the nation's No. 128-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.2 points per game. Portland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 36 nationally in scoring at home.

Montana State was a 60-56 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Eastern Washington. They covered the 4–point spread as underdogs. Montana State got 15 points from Bobby Howard en route to a 60-56 victory over Eastern Washington on Thursday at Reese Court.

Portland State was an 85-84 loser in its last match at home against Montana. They covered the 6.5–point spread as underdogs. Chehales Tapscott went off for 28 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Montana handed Portland State an 85-84 defeat at Stott Center.

Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Idaho State are 5-5
After playing Eastern Washington are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Northern Arizona are 8-2
After playing Montana are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bobcats at Vikings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montana State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland State
Montana State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Montana State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Portland State
Portland State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Montana State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland State's last 6 games when playing at home against Montana State
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Portland State's last 12 games when playing Montana State
Portland State is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next up:
Montana State home to Idaho State, Wednesday, March 2
Portland State at Northern Arizona, Wednesday, March 2