Montana Grizzlies vs. Portland State Vikings: 2/4/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 4, 2021

The Montana Grizzlies (5-7) visit the Portland State Vikings (3-7) in a matchup of Big Sky teams at Viking Pavilion, tipping off at 10:05 PM ET on Thursday, February 4, 2021. The Grizzlies are 2.5-point favorites in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The over/under for the matchup is set at 133.5.

Betting Information

Montana vs Portland State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Montana -2.5 -112 -110 133.5 -109 -113 -148 120

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ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Portland State (+2.5) Over (133.5) Portland State 67 Montana 66

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Total Facts

  • In 50% of their opportunities this year (six of 12 chances), the Grizzlies and their opponents have put up more than this matchup’s point total of 133.5 points.
  • Portland State and its opponents have combined to score at least 133.5 points in five of 10 opportunities (50%) this season.
  • The Grizzlies and the Vikings combine to average 4.6 more points per game than the over/under of 133.5 set for this game.
  • The Grizzlies and the Vikings have seen their opponents average a combined 0.9 fewer points per game than the over/under of 133.5 set for this matchup.
  • The average point total for Grizzlies games this year is 1.3 more points than the total of 133.5 in this matchup.
  • The average total for Vikings games this year is 2.5 more points than the point total of 133.5 in this outing.

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Montana Betting Information

  • Montana has struggled against the spread, going 3-6 on the year.
  • When favored by at least 2.5 points, the Grizzlies have struggled to a 1-4 record ATS this season.
  • The Grizzlies have combined with their opponents to go over the total in 4 of 9 contests this season, a rate of 44.4%

Portland State Betting Information

  • Portland State has covered the spread in greater than half of its outings, going 5-4 ATS.
  • When they are at least 2.5-point underdogs, the Vikings have not fared well, going 1-2 against the spread.
  • In the majority of Vikings games this season, the teams have not hit the over (2 out of 9 games, 22.2%).

Head to Head

Montana vs Portland State (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/30/2020 Portland State -1 148 -121 -101 Regular Season 88-81 PORTST
1/13/2020 Montana -6.5 143.5 -294 +230 Regular Season 85-70 MONT
3/7/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 81-69 PORTST
1/5/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-74 PORTST

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Montana Leaders

  • The Grizzlies leader in points and rebounds is Kyle Owens, who scores 12.2 points and pulls down 6.5 boards per game.
  • Cameron Parker leads the Grizzlies in assists, averaging 4.2 per game while also scoring 8.2 points per contest.
  • Josh Vazquez’s 1.4 made threes per game lead the Grizzlies.
  • Brandon Whitney is Montana’s leader in steals, averaging 1.1 steals per game, while Derrick Carter-Hollinger leads them in blocks with 0.9 per contest.

Portland State Leaders

  • James Scott leads the Vikings scoring, rebounding and assists leaderboards, hitting 14.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.
  • Scott provides the most three-point shooting production for the Vikings. He makes 1.5 threes per game.
  • The Vikings’ leader in steals is Scott with 1.6 per game, and Amari McCray is their leader in blocks with 1.3 per game.
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