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Oregon State Beavers vs Portland State Vikings Odds
The Portland State Vikings will try to cover the spread at Stott Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Oregon State Beavers in NCAA basketball action.
The Vikings currently sports a 1-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-2 ATS. The Beavers are 5-2 and 3-2-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Vikings produce a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Beavers have gone 1-3 against the number.
Bettors looking to side with Portland State in this one found them as 10.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Vikings, most recently No. 303 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Beavers, who rate No. 87 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 81-61 victory for the Beavers.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Portland State has the nation's No. 243-rated offensive output, at 64 PPG. The visiting Beavers defense ranks No. 202 allowing on average 67.3 PPG. The Vikings FG% has averaged 43.1% so far, less than the Beavers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.
Defensively, Oregon State features the nation's No. 188-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Portland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 102 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Oregon State, they were an 85-54 winner as they battled Grambling State at home. The battle between the Beavers and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Grambling State was handed an 85-54 defeat on Saturday at Gill Coliseum.
Last time out for Portland State, they were a 66-56 loser as they battled Loyola Marymount on the road. They covered in the match as a 11-point underdog. Portland State got 16 points from Marcus Hall but lost anyway, 66-56, to Loyola Marymount on Saturday at Gersten Pavilion.
Oregon State Beavers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago State are 2-0
After a win are 6-4
Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing George Fox are 0-1
After playing Loyola Marymount are 0-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Beavers at Vikings trends to consider:
Oregon State is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Portland State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Portland State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Portland State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oregon State
Oregon State home to Chicago State, Sunday, December 16
Portland State home to George Fox, Saturday, December 15