Idaho vs. Portland State - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland State Vikings (7-10) at Idaho Vandals (12-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Cowan Spectrum)
The Line: Idaho Vandals -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Portland State Vikings and Idaho Vandals meet Saturday night at the Cowan Spectrum.
The Portland State Vikings look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Portland State Vikings are averaging 72.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 77.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Cameron Forte is averaging 17.9 points and 8.5 rebounds while Isaiah Pineiro is averaging 11.8 points and 1.3 assists. Calaen Robinson is dishing 3.7 assists and Collin Spickerman is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Portland State Vikings are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 64.6 percent from the free throw line. The Vikings are allowing 39.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing rebounds per game. The Portland State Vikings have lost 11 of their last 16 road games.
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The Idaho Vandals also need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Idaho Vandals are averaging 66.4 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.6 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Victor Sanders is averaging 16.4 points and 1.7 assists while Chad Sherwood is averaging 8.1 points and 1.8 rebounds. Ty Egbert is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Chris Sarbaugh is dishing 2.8 assists. The Idaho Vandals are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The Vandals are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Idaho Vandals have won 10 of their last 14 home games.
The Vikings are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Vandals are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Both of these teams have been inconsistent as of late, but idaho is a fairly decent home team, and it's the home team that's covered the last four meetings. I'll eat the reasonable chalk.