Portland State vs Montana Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/11/24

Montana (21-10) vs Portland State (17-14)

Game Info: Monday, March 11, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Idaho Central Arena)

Betting Odds: Montana -6.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Portland State vs Montana betting prediction for this college basketball game on Monday, March 11th at Idaho Central Arena. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Portland State recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Montana recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Portland State
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Montana
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Portland State and Montana
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Portland State and Montana

Portland State Preview

The Portland State Vikings are 17-14 (8-10) this year after they defeated Idaho by a score of 72-57 in their last game. Portland State led 45-27 at halftime, but they were out scored 30-27 in the second half in the win. The Vikings shot 43.3% from the field and were +14 in rebounding margin in the game. Portland State had lost their previous three games against Sacramento State, Montana, and Montana State. The Vikings are scoring 71.6 points per game with 36.7 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game, while allowing 71.4 points against per game this year. KJ Allen is averaging 13 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game, and 1.3 assists per game. Portland State is shooting 41.5% from the field, 68.4% on free throws, and 32.4% on three pointers this season.

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Montana Preview

The Montana Grizzlies are 21-10 (12-6) this season after they defeated Idaho State by a score of 79-65 in their last game. Montana led 31-27 at halftime and they scored 48 second half points in the win. The Grizzlies shot 60.4% from the field and were -3 in rebounding margin in the game. Montana defeated Idaho by a score of 80-57 in the game prior to Idaho State, but lost to Eastern Washington before that. The Grizzlies are scoring 77.3 points per game with 34.4 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, while giving up 71.3 points against per game this season. Aanen Moody is averaging 16.6 points per game, 3.2 rebounds per game, and 2.1 assists per game. Montana is shooting 48.3% from the field, 80% on free throws, and 35.8% on three pointers this year. 

Portland State vs Montana Betting Prediction

Montana comes into this matchup with a 12-6 conference record and they were tied for second in the Big Sky standings. The Grizzlies are shooting over 48% from the field and they are the much better offensive team. Portland State was 8-10 in conference play and they finished sixth in the Big Sky. Portland State did win the first meeting between these teams by a score of 72-46, while Montana won the second by a score of 82-73. Montana finished the regular season playing very well and I don’t think Portland State is shooting the ball well enough to pull the upset. Take the Grizzlies here. 

David’s Pick Montana -6.5

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