Portland State vs. Idaho State - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Idaho State Bengals (12-12) at Portland State Vikings (15-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Pamplin Sports Center)
The Line: Portland State Vikings -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Idaho State Bengals and Portland State Vikings meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Pamplin Sports Center.
The Idaho State Bengals need a victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Idaho State Bengals are averaging 73 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Jared Stutzman is averaging 14.5 points and 3.5 rebounds while Brandon Boyd is averaging 13.7 points and two assists. Balint Mocsan is the third double-digit scorer and Novak Topalovic is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Idaho State Bengals are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Idaho State Bengals are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The Idaho State Bengals have split their last eight road games.
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The Portland State Vikings need a win here after losing five of their last seven 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 four of their last five home games.
The Bengals are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big Sky and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Vikings are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 Saturday games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Big Sky and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Bengals are 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings, the underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings.
The Portland State Vikings are allowing 52 percent shooting and 56 points in their last five games while being outscored by 4.4 points. Portland State is also outscoring teams by just 0.6 points at home this season. The Idaho State Bengals are shooting 50.4 percent from the field and 43 percent from three in their last five games. I'm not sure why I would leave nine points on the table. Give me the road underdog.