Portland State vs. Weber State - 2/15/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Weber State Wildcats (17-7) at Portland State Vikings (15-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11:00 pm (Pamplin Sports Center)
The Line: Portland State Vikings -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Weber State Wildcats and Portland State Vikings meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Pamplin Sports Center.
The Weber State Wildcats look for another victory to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Weber State Wildcats are averaging 76.9 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 71.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Jerrick Harding is averaging 21.9 points and 1.8 assists while Ryan Richardson is averaging 13.5 points and 3.1 rebounds. Brekkott Chapman is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Braxton is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Weber State Wildcats are shooting 41.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Weber State Wildcats are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Weber State Wildcats have won four of their last five road games.
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The Portland State Vikings need a win here after losing five of their last eight games. The Portland State Vikings are averaging 82.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 81.9 points on 49.3 percent shooting. Deontae North is averaging 21.1 points and 2.4 assists while Bryce Canda is averaging 14.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Holland Woods is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Hollins is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Portland State Vikings are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland State Vikings are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The Portland State Vikings have lost three of their last four home games.
The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big Sky and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Vikings are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big Sky, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Wildcats are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings, the underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.
The Weber State Wildcats have won each of the last five meetings against Portland State and eight of the last 10 meetings overall. Weber State is also playing its best ball of the season right now, including seven straight wins and outscoring teams by 12.4 points in its last five games. The Portland State Vikings struggle big time on the defensive end, and that includes allowing 51.4 percent shooting at home this season. Give me Weber State and the free bucket.