Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Vikings and Grizzlies. The game is starting at 10:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Grizzlies at Idaho Central Arena in Boise, ID. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 145.5 points, and Montana is favored by -7.5 vs. Portland State in a Big Sky conference matchup.

PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS VS MONTANA GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Portland State Vikings +7.5

This game will be played at Idaho Central Arena at 10:00 ET on Monday, March 11th.

WHY BET THE PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Grizzlies.
  • Even though we have Montana winning straight-up, we like Portland State at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Does Portland State Have A Chance at Idaho Central Arena?

Portland State enters this game as a 7.5-point underdog, and they have gone 7-8 this season when they are the underdog. So far, the Vikings have gone 17-14, including a 8-10 mark in Big Sky Conference play.

On the road, Portland State has struggled, going just 5-12, and they have lost eight straight games away from home. Overall, the Vikings have lost nine of their last 10 games on the road.

When looking at Portland State’s ATS record this season, they are currently 14-15. On the road, their ATS mark is 7-10. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Vikings have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Portland State games is 13-15-1. The average scoring total in their games is 143 points, which is 2.2 points lower than the average over/under line of 145.2. Currently, their over/under record is 2-1 in their last three games and over their last five games, the average scoring total is 141 points.

The Portland State offense is coming off a game where they scored 72 points against Idaho. They posted a field goal percentage of 43.3% and connected on 7 threes. Kaelen Allen led the scoring for the Vikings, contributing 27 points. Additionally, Isaiah Johnson chipped in with 9 points.

On the defensive side, Portland State is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Portland State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.1% this season.

Can The Grizzlies Secure a Home Victory?

Montana enters this game as the favorite, as they have been in 20 of their 31 games this season. They have a record of 16-4 when favored, and they have gone 10-3 at home this season.

Coming into this game, the Grizzlies have won two straight games, and they are 21-10 overall. In their last game, they defeated Idaho State by a score of 79-65. At home, Montana has gone 8-2 in their last 10 games, and they are currently on a four-game winning streak at home.

As the favorite, Montana has a solid 13-7 record vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Grizzlies have gone an even 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Montana games this season (143.1). Currently, the over/under record in Grizzlies games is 15-13. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

In their most recent game, the Grizzlies’ offense tallied 79 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 77.3 points per game. Aanen Moody was the leading scorer for the Grizzlies, putting up 22 points. In addition, Josh Vazquez contributed 14 points.

On the defensive side, Montana is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.3 points per game. Montana’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Idaho State offense to knock down 60% of their shots on their way to putting up 65 points.