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Southern Utah vs. Portland State - 1/17/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Portland State at Southern Utah
Date & Time Thursday January 17, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
America First Events Center
Cedar City, UT
The Line
Southern Utah -1 / over-under: 152
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The Portland State Vikings visit the Southern Utah Thunderbirds in Thursday college basketball.

The Portland State Vikings are off to a slow start in the Big Sky after a 95-88 loss to Weber State in overtime on Saturday dropped the team to 1-4.

Portland State sank shots at 44.6% and forced 20 turnovers to total eleven more shot attempts but the defense struggled otherwise with the Wildcats burning the net at 57.1%.

Sal Nuhu topped a solid Vikings offense with 20 points and seven rebounds while Robert McCoy added 17 points and six boards.

Deante Strickland and Holland Woods tossed in 13 points apiece with Woods handing out ten assists followed by Michael Nuga with 12 points and four pulls.

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are gunning for a third consecutive victory after outscoring Northern Arizona 84-82 on Saturday.

As the final score indicates, this was an even box score with Southern Utah owning a slight 50.8%-49.2% shooting advantage.

Cameron Oluyitan topped the Thunderbirds with 18 points and five pulls with Harrison Butler and Jacob Calloway tossing in 17 points apiece with Butler hauling in nine rebounds.

Dre  Martin gave  SUU 13 points,  six boards and seven  helpers followed by Andre Adams with 12 points and eight rebounds.

Portland State are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 vs. Big Sky and under is 13-3-1 in Portland State last 17 road games. Over is 23-8 in Southern Utah last 31 vs. Big Sky and over is 10-4 in Southern Utah last 14 Thursday games and over is 38-16-1 in Southern Utah last 55 home games. Road team is 8-0 ATS in the last 8 meetings and over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.

A lot of points are scored when these teams take the floor so something on the over…

Pick:
over 152

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