Northern Colorado vs. Portland State - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland State Vikings (9-17) at Northern Colorado Bears (8-18)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Butler-Hancock Hall)
The Line: Northern Colorado Bears +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Portland State Vikings and Northern Colorado Bears meet Saturday at the Bank of Colorado Arena.
The Portland State Vikings need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Portland State Vikings are averaging 74.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 77.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Cameron Forte is averaging 18.6 points and 9.4 rebounds while Isaiah Pineiro is averaging 11.7 points and 1.3 assists. Calaen Robinson is dishing 3.2 assists and Zach Gengler is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Portland State Vikings are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 65.4 percent from the free throw line. The Vikings are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The Portland State Vikings have lost five straight road games.
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The Northern Colorado Bears look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Northern Colorado Bears are averaging 72.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 81.5 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Anthony Johnson is averaging 14.9 points and 4.5 rebounds while Dallas Anglin is averaging 13.3 points and 2.1 assists. Jordan Wilson is dishing 2.9 assists and Jordan Davis is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Northern Colorado Bears are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Bears are allowing 39.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.1 rebounds per game. The Northern Colorado Bears have split their last eight home games.
The Vikings are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bears are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games and 9-19-1 ATS in their last 29 vs. Big Sky. The Vikings are 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Northern Colorado and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
Both teams are struggling and have been all season long. However, we are getting the free bucket with the home team, so you have to like the Bears against a Portland State team that's lost five of its last six.