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College baskeball point spread favors Vikings in battle with Sioux

North Dakota SiouxPortland State Vikings
Feb 28, 10:35 PM | Stott Center

North Dakota Sioux vs Portland State Vikings Odds

12-15TEAM RECORD8-16

The Portland State Vikings host North Dakota on Thursday, looking to build on their 8-16 mark against the 12-15 Sioux in college hoops action at Stott Center.

The Vikings sit at 8-16 (10-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Sioux are currently 12-15 (11-14 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Portland State is 12-7 OU, and North Dakota is 14-8 OU.

View North Dakota vs Portland State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Vikings installed as 3-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Vikings sit at No. 318 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Sioux sit at No. 262 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Sioux will win this game 67-66.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Portland State's No. 130-ranked scoring average of 69.4 PPG, against a Sioux defense rated No. 214 and allowing 68 PPG. The Vikings FG% has averaged 45.8% to date this season, more than the Sioux shooters have managed so far (41.9% per game).

Defensively, North Dakota features the nation's No. 282-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.3 points per game. Portland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 68 nationally in scoring at home.

North Dakota was an 83-75 loser in its last match on the road against Nebraska Omaha. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. The Sioux endured an 83-75 loss at the hands of the Mavericks on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Troy Huff at Ralston Sports and Event Center.

Last time out for Portland State, they were a 66-58 winner as they battled UC Riverside at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point favorite. Portland State earned a 66-58 victory over UC Riverside on Saturday, getting 15 points from Michael Harthun at Stott Center.

North Dakota Sioux Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-2
Before playing Eastern Washington are 1-0
After a loss are 7-3

Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Northern Colorado are 5-5
After playing UC Riverside are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

A few Sioux at Vikings trends to consider:
North Dakota is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland State's last 5 games
Portland State is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland State's last 7 games at home
Portland State is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
North Dakota at Eastern Washington, Saturday, March 2
Portland State home to Northern Colorado, Saturday, March 2