Portland State Vikings vs. Southern Utah Thunderbirds - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Utah Thunderbirds (6-22) at Portland State Vikings (11-17)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Peter W Stott Center)
The Line: Portland State Vikings -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Southern Utah Thunderbird end the season with a visit to the Portland State Vikings.
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds have suffered through another dismal season where there has not been enough scoring or defense. Close games haven’t been common although the Thunderbird are coming off of a 69-63, overtime defeat at Sacramento State as a 9.5 point underdog on Thursday. The Hornets connected at nearly 45% while the 38.5% shooting Thunderbirds mustered eight more attempts to stay close. SUU received 15 points from Trey Kennedy on 6-15 with Travon Langston tossing in eleven points. Christian Thompson was next in line with eight points while John Marshall and Casey Oliverson chipped in with seven points apiece.
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The Portland State Vikings might be playing their best basketball of the season although it’s far too late to make a difference in the Big Sky standings. The Vikings have won three of four after knocking off visiting Northern Arizona. 89-81 Thursday as an 11.5 point underdog. PSU led by ten heading to the looker room and the Lumberjacks couldn’t close the gap. The Vikings held a 51.5%-46% shooting edge for a few more baskets and five more free throws. Portland State received 31 points and 12 boards from Isaiah Pineiro with Cameron Forte adding 20 points, 15 rebounds and ten assists. Calean Robinson tossed in 16 points and snagged six boards while Zach Gengler chipped in with ten points.
Southern Utah are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games and are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall while going 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games. The over is 8-0 in Portland State last 8 overall and the over is 8-0 in their last 8 vs. Big Sky while the Vikings are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games. Nothing at stake here and I’ll take the points but I’m not thrilled…