Portland State Visits Montana
Of all the games on Saturday’s college basketball schedule, the Big West Conference match-up between Portland State and Montana doesn’t figure to draw any attention from fans, and not a whole lot from bettors. Neither team will be advancing to the post-season without winning the conference tournament. Montana is favored by 7 and the total on the game is 156.
Portland State won last month by a score of 88-79. The Vikings led 37-34 at halftime and pulled away a bit in the second half. Portland State can’t play defense, but the Vikings do know how to score. Portland State is averaging 83.7 points on the road, but allowing 87.8. The Vikings allow opponents to make 50% of their shots when they are away from home.
The Vikings are 13-6 in totals this season and 9-3 away from home. They have averaged 90 points their last five games, but allowed 95.
The Grizzlies are 13-14 overall and just 7-5 at home, which is a disappointing for a team known to be tough at home. Montana averages 75.9 points a game at home and allows 72.2.
The total opened at 154 and has been bet up, with most of that coming from sharper bettors. The average bettor won’t even give this game a second glance. It’s a high number, but have to think this total goes over the number.