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Portland State Vikings vs Montana State Bobcats Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Montana State BobcatsPortland State Vikings
7-6January 09, 2014, 10:05 | Peter W Stott Center5-6

The Portland State Vikings will be trying to slam the Montana State Bobcats on Thursday when the teams tip off at Peter W Stott Center in college betting action.

The Vikings are 5-6 so far on the season, and 3-5 ATS vs. the number. The Bobcats, meanwhile, are 7-6 and 5-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Portland State go 4-3 and the Bobcats go 3-6 on the totals.

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

Bettors looking to go with the Vikings in this one found them listed as -4-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Bobcats was expected to move the line.

This game puts the Vikings, most recently No. 297 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bobcats, who rate No. 117 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Montana State, they were a 68-66 winner as they battled Northern Arizona at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. The Bobcats grabbed a 68-66 win over the Lumberjacks on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Flavien Davis at Worthington Arena.

In their last action, Portland State was a 79-62 loser on the road against Weber State. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as underdogs. The Vikings endured a 79-62 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from DaShaun Wiggins at Dee Events Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bobcats rank No. 224 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.69 per game. That compares with Portland State’s No. 211 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Portland State is college basketball's No. 139-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Bobcats rate No. 59 with 7.54 per game.

A few Bobcats at Vikings trends to consider:
Montana State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Montana State is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Montana State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Portland State
Montana State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Portland State
Portland State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Portland State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Portland State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Montana State
Portland State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montana State

Next up:
Montana State home to Eastern Washington, Saturday, January 11th
Portland State at Montana, Saturday, January 11th