Portland State vs. Northern Colorado - 3/8/16 Big Sky Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Colorado Bears (10-20) at Portland State Vikings (12-17)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 3:05 pm (Reno Events Center)
The Line: Portland State Vikings -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Northern Colorado Bears and Portland State Vikings meet Tuesday in the Big Sky Tournament.
The Northern Colorado Bears look for a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Northern Colorado Bears are averaging 73.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 81.4 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Anthony Johnson is averaging 15.8 points and 4.4 rebounds while Jordan Wilson is averaging 12.9 points and 2.8 assists. Jordan Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremy Verhagen is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Northern Colorado Bears are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Bears are allowing 39.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Northern Colorado Bears have lost their last two neutral site games.
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The Portland State Vikings look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Portland State Vikings are averaging 76.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 78.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Cameron Forte is averaging 18.8 points and 2.6 assists while Isaiah Pineiro is averaging 12.4 points and 5.7 rebounds. Calaen Robinson is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Gengler is dishing 2.5 assists. The Portland State Vikings are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. The Vikings are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Portland State Vikings have split their last four neutral site games.
The Bears are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The Vikings are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The underdog is 10-3-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
The Portland State Vikings have beaten the Northern Colorado Bears in four of the last five meetings and enters this tournament with far more confidence after finishing the regular season strong. I'll eat the two buckets.