North Dakota Fighting Hawks vs. Portland State Vikings - 2/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland State Vikings (9-16) at North Dakota Fighting Hawks (13-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Betty Engelstad Sioux Center)
The Line: North Dakota Fighting Hawks -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks will host the Portland State Vikings this Thursday.
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks come into this game with a 13-12 record and are currently 6th in the Big Sky Conference. The Fighting Hawks have dropped 2 out of their last 3 games with their most recent game being a 74-73 win against Northern Colorado. Through 25 games this season the leading scorer for the Fighting Hawks has been Quinton Hooker who is averaging 18.5 points per game and 4.8 rebounds. Geno Crandall is second on the team with 10.3 points per game and 4.0 rebounds with 4.0 assists.
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The Portland State Vikings come into this game with a 9-16 record and are currently 8th in the Big Sky Conference. The Vikings have lost 4 out of their last 5 games with their most recent game being a 107-91 win over Eastern Washington. Through 25 games this season the leading scorer for the Vikings has been Cameron Forte who is averaging 18.4 points per game and 9.2 rebounds. Isaiah Pineiro is second on the team with 12.0 points per game and 5.7 rebounds.
The Portland State Vikings are 1-7-1 against the spread in their last 9 Thursday games. The Vikings are 0-3-1 against the spread in their last 4 games following a win. North Dakota is 4-1-1 against the spread in their last 6 home games. The Fighting Hawks are 12-4-1 against the spread in their last 17 games overall.
The North Dakota Hawks and the Portland State Vikings have both been struggling lately. North Dakota State is the better team here and should have no problem winning here at home.