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Dec 17, 10:00 PM | Chiles Center

Montana Grizzlies vs Portland Pilots Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Portland and Montana on Saturday, with the host Pilots trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Pilots currently sports a 3-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-6 ATS. The Grizzlies are 5-5 and 2-4-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pilots produce a 5-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Grizzlies have gone 3-4 against the number.

View Montana vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Portland in this one will find them as 1.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pilots sit at No. 279 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Grizzlies sit at No. 218 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Grizzlies will win this game 67-56.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Grizzlies rank No. 253 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.6 per game. That compares with Portland’s No. 208 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Portland is college basketball's No. 216-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Grizzlies rate No. 285 with 4.7 per game.

Defensively, Montana features the nation's No. 174-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.8 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 253 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Montana, they were a 70-64 loser as they battled Nevada at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. The Grizzlies endured a 70-64 loss at the hands of the Wolf Pack on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Will Cherry at Dahlberg Arena.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 72-54 loser as they battled Ohio at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog. Portland suffered a 72-54 loss against Ohio on Saturday, getting 13 points from Kevin Bailey in a losing effort at Chiles Center.

Montana Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Utah Valley are 2-1
After playing Nevada are 0-3
After a loss are 7-3

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Utah are 1-0
After playing Ohio are 1-0
After a loss are 3-7

A few Grizzlies at Pilots trends to consider:
Montana is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Portland is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Portland is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Montana home to Utah Valley, Thursday, December 22
Portland at Utah, Monday, December 19