Weber State Wildcats vs. Portland State Vikings - 3/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland State Vikings (13-17) at Weber State Wildcats (23-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 3:05 pm (Reno Events Center)
The Line: Weber State Wildcats -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Portland State Vikings will play the Weber State Wildcats in the second round of the Big Sky Tournament.
The Weber State Wildcats are 23-8 (15-3) and are the #1 seed in the Big Sky tournament. Weber State finished the regular season by winning 7 of their last 8 games and is coming off of a win against Eastern Washington by a score of 79-77. Weber State swept the season series with Portland State by scores of 87-78 and 73-58. Weber State is averaging 77 points per game while giving up 66.5 points per game. Weber State is also averaging 37.9 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game. Joel Bolomboy is averaging 17.9 points per game and 12.8 rebounds per game for Weber State. Jeremy Senglin is averaging 17.8 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game for the Wildcats. Weber State is shooting 67.4% on free throws, 37% on three-pointers, and 48.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Portland State Vikings are 13-17 (8-10) and are the #8 seed in the Big Sky tournament. Portland State is coming off of a win against Northern Colorado by a 74-67 in the first round of the Big Sky tournament. Portland State is averaging 77.8 points per game while giving up 77.7 points per game. Portland State is also averaging 35.6 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per game. Cameron Forte is averaging 19 points per game and 9.4 rebounds per game for Portland State. Isaiah Pineiro is averaging 12.3 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game for the Vikings. Portland State is shooting 66.5% on free throws, 32.3% on three-pointers, and 47.6% on all field goal attempts.
Portland State is 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games. The under is 5-0 in Portland State’s last 5 neutral site games. Weber State is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. Weber State is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games. The under is 7-1 in Weber State’s last 8 Thursday games. The under is 5-2 in these two teams last 7 meetings.
Weber State is the top team in the Big Sky and was able to sweep Portland State in the regular season. Weber State plays much better defense than Portland State and has the rebounding advantage in this matchup. I like Weber State here.