The Idaho State Bengals and Portland State Vikings meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Viking Pavilion. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Idaho State Bengals Betting Preview
The Idaho State Bengals are averaging 69.1 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 70.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Brock Mackenzie is averaging 13 points and 1.7 assists, while Miguel Tomley is averaging 11.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. Brayden Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Jared Rodriguez is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Idaho State Bengals are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Idaho State Bengals are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.8 rebounds per game.
The Portland State Vikings Betting Preview
The Portland State Vikings are averaging 76.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Cameron Parker is averaging 17.2 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Jorell Saterfield is averaging 13.6 points and 4.3 rebounds. Hunter Woods is the third double-digit scorer and Isiah Kirby is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Portland State Vikings are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Portland State Vikings are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.7 rebounds per game.
Idaho State vs Portland State Trends
The Bengals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Vikings are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 28-13 in Bengals last 41 overall. The over is 4-1 in Vikings last 5 overall. The road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Portland State Vikings are the better team and should be favored at home, but they're not playing great ball right now, and they win in the favorite role by an average of just 2.7 points. The Idaho State Bengals have been competitive most nights despite their record, and they're 9-5 ATS as a single digit underdog. Give me the points.