Portland State at Montana State: 1/14/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Portland State at Montana State: 1/14/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Montana State Bobcats (5-3) vs Portland State Vikings (2-5)

Game Info: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Max Worthington Arena)

Betting Odds: Montana State Bobcats -8.5 -- Over/Under: 146 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Montana State Bobcats and Portland State Vikings face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at Worthington Arena.

The Montana State Bobcats had some struggles to start the season but they are playing better as of late winning each of their last three games. Each of the last two games Montana State was underdogs but they were able to win outright. On the season, Montana State is averaging 71.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 72.8 points per game. Montana State is led by Xavier Bishop who averages 17.4 points and shoots 49.4 percent from the field and 36.7 from deep.

On the other side of this matchup is the Portland State Vikings who come into this game with a 2-5 record overall and they have lost two games in a row. On the season Portland State is averaging 67 points per game while their defense is giving up 77.6 points per game. Portland State is shooting 36.8 percent from the field and 26 percent from the field. In this game if Portland State wants to come away with a victory Portland State is led by James Scott who averages 14.1 points and shoots 40.7 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from deep. in this game, Portland State needs to get out to a fast start or the yare going to have a lot of issues coming away with the vicotry. 

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Portland State is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games against the Big Sky. Portland State is 8-2-1 against the spread in their last 11 games overall. The over is 7-1 in Montana State’s last eight games overall. MTST is 7-3-1 against the spread in their last 11 games played on Thursday. Portland State’s defense is an issue and that is going to be what lets them down in this game. Look for Montana State to find enough success to get the job done in this one. Back Montana State to get the job done against the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Montana State -8.5

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