Portland State vs Northern Colorado Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/4/23

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The Northern Colorado Bears and the Portland State Vikings meet in college basketball action from the Idaho Central Arena on Saturday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Northern Colorado is listed as a 2.5-point favorite with the total for this game set at 158.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

Northern Colorado’s 88-79 win over Portland State back on February 9th, 2023, made it three straight wins for Northern Colorado in this head-to-head matchup.


Northern Colorado is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Portland State is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games following an ATS loss.


I’m looking at the over here. Two low-end teams in the Big Sky, but two teams that also don’t play a ton of defense as they were involved in a ton of high-scoring games down the stretch and I wouldn’t be surprised if we had another even in the conference tournament. I think we could have a game that gets into the 160s here, so give me the over.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Over 158.5