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Portland State vs. Southern Utah - 2/16/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Southern Utah at Portland State
Date & Time Saturday February 16, 2019, 10:05 PM (EST)
Location
Viking Pavilion
Portland, Oregon
The Line
The Line: Portland State -2.5 -- Over/Under: 151.5
TV Channel
Pluto
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The Southern Utah Thunderbirds and Portland State Vikings meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Viking Pavilion.

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are averaging 73.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 77.6 points on 43 percent shooting. Brandon Better is averaging 12.9 points and 1.5 assists while Cameron Oluyitan is averaging 12.9 points and 3.9 rebounds. Andre Adams is the third double-digit scorer and Harrison Butler is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Portland State Vikings also need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Portland State Vikings are averaging 72.6 points on 40.4 percent shooting and allowing 78.4 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Holland Woods is averaging 14.8 points and 5.3 assists while Michael Nuga is averaging 11.1 points and 2.7 rebounds. Sal Nuhu is the third double-digit scorer and Jamie Orme is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Portland State Vikings are shooting 27.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Portland State Vikings are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Portland State Vikings have won their last three home games.

The Thunderbirds are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big Sky and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Vikings are 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a straight up win, 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 vs. Big Sky and 7-18-2 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Thunderbirds are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Portland St and the underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Vikings last 7 overall. The over is 10-4 in Thunderbirds last 14 overall.

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds beat up on Portland State earlier in the season, but they're a different team on the road where they're losing by an average of 6.6 points while shooting under 42 percent from the field. The Portland State Vikings have won their last three home games and are a much different team offensively where they shoot 45 percent from the field. This has the potential to be a completely different game than the first meeting, with the Vikings getting the better of the Thunderbirds. I'll lay the bucket. 

Pick:
Portland State -2.5

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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