Portland State vs. Montana State - 2/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montana State Bobcats (9-12) at Portland State Vikings (7-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Peter W Stott Center)
The Line: Portland State Vikings -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Montana State Bobcats and Portland State Vikings meet Thursday night at the Stott Center.
The Montana State Bobcats look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Montana State Bobcats are averaging 75 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 79 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Tyler Hall is averaging 18 points and 5.5 rebounds while Marcus Colbert is averaging 17.2 points and 5.3 assists. Sarp Gobeloglu is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Zach Green is dishing 1.5 assists. The Montana State Bobcats are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Bobcats are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Montana State Bobcats have lost 15 of their last 20 road games.
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The Portland State Vikings could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Portland State Vikings are averaging 71.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 76.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Cameron Forte is averaging 18 points and 9.1 rebounds while Isaiah Pineiro is averaging 12.1 points and 1.3 assists. Bryce White is the third double-digit scorer and Calaen Robinson is dishing 3.6 assists. The Portland State Vikings are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 65.1 percent from the free throw line. The Vikings are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The Portland State Vikings have won eight of their last 14 home games.
The Bobcats are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up loss and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss. The Vikings are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Bobcats are 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
Portland State is the better team, but Montana State continues to crush the spread and has covered 11 of the last 15 games against the Vikings. It's hard to ignore that trend. Give me the Bobcats and the points.