Portland State vs. Montana State - 1/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montana State Bobcats (11-6) at Portland State Vikings (11-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 11:00 pm (Pamplin Sports Center)
The Line: Portland State Vikings -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Portland State Vikings host the Montana State Bobcats in a huge college basketball matchup in the Big Sky.
Montana State are off to a perfect 4-0 start to conference play following a 79-68 victory versus the visiting North Dakota Fighting Hawks as an eight point favorite. Montana State led by 14 points at the intermission with 45.3% marksmanship and eleven more looks at the basket securing the win.
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Tyler Hall led all scorers with 25 points on 7-15 shooting including 5-12 on long balls and 6-6 at the stripe. Joe Mvuezolo Jr. and Harald Frey gave the Bobcats 14 points apiece while Konnor Frey added eight points and seven boards and Keljin Blevins hauled in eleven rebounds.
The Portland State Vikings have played three straight on the road to open their conference schedule and the team finally won in a 73-72 decision at the Idaho Vandals as a four point underdog. Both squads sank shots in the 44%-45% range with Portland State hitting a few more free throws to win.
Deontae North was the Vikings best player with a contest high 30 points on 11-15 from the floor including 6-8 from beyond the arc. Portland State received eleven points, eight rebounds and three steals from Brandon Hollins while Holland Woods and Deante Strickland netted ten and seven points.
Under is 7-2 in Montana State last 9 vs. Big Sky and Montana State are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games. Portland State are 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 games overall and over is 19-7 in Portland State last 26 Thursday games and over is 33-16-2 in Portland State last 51 overall. Under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
I believe Montana State suffers their first conference defeat but I can’t give away all the points…