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Portland State vs. Eastern Washington - 1/24/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Eastern Washington at Portland State
Date & Time Thursday January 24, 2019, 10:05 PM (EST)
Location
Viking Pavilion
Portland, Oregon
The Line
The Line: Portland State -2 -- Over/Under: 147.5
TV Channel
Pluto
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The Eastern Washington Eagles and Portland State Vikings meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Viking Pavilion.

The Eastern Washington Eagles look for a victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Eastern Washington Eagles are averaging 66.4 points on 39.9 percent shooting and allowing 76.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Mason Peatling is averaging 15.9 points and 2.3 assists while Jesse Hunt is averaging 14.4 points and 8.4 rebounds. Jacob Davison is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Kidd is dishing 2.1 assists. The Eastern Washington Eagles are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Washington Eagles are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game. The Eastern Washington Eagles have lost all nine road games this season.

The Portland State Vikings also need a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Portland State Vikings are averaging 71.6 points on 37.8 percent shooting and allowing 80.9 points on 49 percent shooting. Holland Woods is averaging 14.9 points and 4.9 assists while Michael Nuga is averaging 12.2 points and 3.1 rebounds. Sal Nuhu is the third double-digit scorer and Robert McCoy is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Portland State Vikings are shooting 25 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Portland State Vikings are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game. The Portland State Vikings have lost their last four home games.

The Eagles are 1-11 ATS in their last 12 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big Sky and 3-15 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Vikings are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games, 7-20 ATS in their last 27 vs. Big Sky and 7-23-1 ATS in their last 31 games overall. The Eagles are 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Portland St and 6-14 ATS in the last 20 meetings. The under is 12-5 in Vikings last 17 overall. The over is 6-2 in Eagles last 8 vs. Big Sky.

Good luck being on the right side of this game given that both teams have had serious trouble all season, and they're a combined 5-24-1 ATS this season. The Eastern Washington Eagles are 1-9 ATS on the road and the Portland State Vikings are 1-4-1 ATS at home. Just yuck. The difference for me is that Eastern Washington is losing by an average of 18.9 points on the road while Portland State is losing by an average of six points at home. Something has to give, and I'll give the slight edge to the Vikings at home and the small chalk. However, this is probably a game you should stay far away from. 

Pick:
Portland State -2

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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