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Stanford vs. Portland State - 11/28/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Portland State Vikings (3-2) at Stanford Cardinal (3-3)
Date & Time Wednesday November 28, 2018, 10:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -14 -- Over/Under: 148
TV Channel
PAC12
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NCAA BB | Portland State Vikings (3-2) at Stanford Cardinal (3-3)
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The Portland State Vikings and Stanford Cardinal meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Maples Pavilion.

The Portland State Vikings look for a statement win after winning three of their last four games. The Portland State Vikings are averaging 65.7 points on 36.1 percent shooting and allowing 74.7 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Holland Woods is averaging 14 points and 4.8 assists while Michael Nuga is averaging 12.4 points and 4.2 rebounds. Jamie Orme is the third double-digit scorer and Derek Brown is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Portland State Vikings are shooting 14.5 percent from beyond the arc and 59.7 percent from the free throw line. The Portland State Vikings are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. The Portland State Vikings have split their last six road games.

The Stanford Cardinal look for a victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Stanford Cardinal are averaging 67 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting. KZ Okpala is averaging 17.7 points and 6.2 rebounds while Cormac Ryan is averaging 11.2 points and 1.8 assists. Daejon Davis is dishing three assists and Josh Sharma is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Stanford Cardinal are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Stanford Cardinal are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The Stanford Cardinal have won six straight home games.

The Vikings are 15-4-2 ATS in their last 21 non-conference games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Cardinal are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 home games, 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Cardinal last 6 overall. The under is 6-0 in Vikings last 6 overall.

The Portland State Vikings haven't exactly played anybody yet this season and their offense has still stunk up the joint. The Stanford Cardinal have three losses, but all of those losses came against respectable teams, and they've beat up on the teams they're supposed to beat up on. Stanford has also been a great covering team at home dating back to last season. When you factor everything in, you have to like Stanford in a comfortable home win. 

Pick:
Stanford Cardinal -14

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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