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Montana vs. Portland State - 01/05/2019 NCAA BB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Montana - Portland State
Date & Time Saturday January 5, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Dahlberg Arena
The Line
The Line: Montana -16.5 — Over/Under: 149.5
TV Channel
Pluto
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NCAA BB | Montana - Portland State
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The Portland State Vikings and Montana Grizzlies meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Dahlberg Arena.

The Portland State Vikings need a victory here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Portland State Vikings are averaging 69.4 points on 36.5 percent shooting and allowing 79.8 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Holland Woods is averaging 14.1 points and three rebounds while Michael Nuga is averaging 13.7 points and 1.1 assists. Sal Nuhu is the third double-digit scorer and Derek Brown is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Portland State Vikings are shooting 24.8 percent from beyond the arc and 66.9 percent from the free throw line. The Portland State Vikings are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The Portland State Vikings have lost all four road games this season.

The Montana Grizzlies look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Montana Grizzlies are averaging 74.7 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Jamar Akoh is averaging 17 points and 9.1 rebounds while Ahmaad Rorie is averaging 16.6 points and 3.6 assists. Michael Oguine is the third double-digit scorer and Sayeed Pridgett is grabbing four rebounds. The Montana Grizzlies are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free throw line. The Montana Grizzlies are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.2 rebounds per game. The Montana Grizzlies have won all five home games this season.

The Vikings are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 6-20-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Grizzlies are 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 games following a ATS win, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big Sky and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 19-7-1 in the last 27 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Grizzlies last 4 overall. The under is 10-3 in Vikings last 13 overall.

The Portland State Vikings are 1-8-1 ATS on the season and 0-6 ATS on the road this season. The Portland State Vikings are shooting just 33.5 percent from the field and are being outscored by 17 points on the road as well. The Montana Grizzlies have their offense clicking during this four-game winning streak and are outscoring teams by 15 points at home. Based on the form of both teams, this has the potential to be a blowout victory for the Montana Grizzlies on their home court.

Pick:
Montana -16.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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