Northern Arizona vs. Portland State - 1/19/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland State at Northern Arizona
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 4:00 PM (J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome)
The Line: Northern Arizona PK -- Over/Under: 153.5
TV: NAU TV
The Portland State Vikings and Northern Arizona Lumberjacks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome.
The Portland State Vikings could use a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Portland State Vikings are averaging 79.2 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 76.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Holland Woods is averaging 15 points and 5.4 assists while Michael Nuga is averaging 13.1 points and 3.2 rebounds. Sal Nuhu is the third double-digit scorer and Robert McCoy is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Portland State Vikings are shooting 28 percent from beyond the arc and 68.1 percent from the free throw line. The Portland State Vikings are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Portland State Vikings have lost five of their last six road games.
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are averaging 71.6 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 78.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Bernie Andre is averaging 12.5 points and 7.1 rebounds while Carlos Hines is averaging 12.4 points and 3.6 assists. Ted McCree is the third double-digit scorer and Luke Avdalovic grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks have lost three of their last five home games.
The Vikings are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games, 7-19 ATS in their last 26 vs. Big Sky and 7-22-1 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Vikings are 0-4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Northern Arizona and 2-8-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The under is 12-4 in Vikings last 16 overall. The under is 4-1 in Lumberjacks last 5 overall.
The Portland State Vikings have won the last three meetings against Northern Arizona, but the bottom line is neither of these teams are teams you want to get behind, especially with the Vikings being just 2-10-1 ATS this season. Portland State is being outscored by an average of 13.2 points while shooting just 35.4 percent from the field in its last five games. The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks have had some success at home where the offense picks up and they average six more points per game. In a pick em contest, I'm going to give the edge to the home team.