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Northern Colorado BearsPortland State Vikings
Feb 28, 10:05 PM | Stott Center

Northern Colorado Bears vs Portland State Vikings Odds

9-18TEAM RECORD15-13

Portland State looks to cover the Vikings-Bears pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 15-13 mark when they host Northern Colorado in college basketball action.

Portland State will face the 9-18 Bears, who own a 12-12-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Vikings are 12-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bears are 15-9-1 favoring the OVER.

View Northern Colorado vs Portland State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Bears listed as 7-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 162 (Vikings) and the No. 241 (Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-71 result in favor of the Vikings has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Portland State has the nation's No. 25-rated offensive output, at 76.5 PPG. The visiting Bears defense ranks No. 329 allowing on average 75.4 PPG. The Vikings FG% has averaged 48.4% so far, more than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Colorado owns the country's No. 320-rated mark, allowing 78.2 points per game on the highway. Portland State, on the other hand, rates No. 33 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Northern Colorado was an 88-71 loser at home against Weber State. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. Northern Colorado got 16 points from Paul Garnica but lost anyway, 88-71, to Weber State on Thursday at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.

Last time out for Portland State, they were a 69-64 winner as they battled Eastern Washington at home. They covered in the match as a 4-point favorite. Chehales Tapscott scored 20 points and added 14 rebounds for a double-double, leading Portland State over Eastern Washington, 69-64, on Saturday at Stott Center.

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
After playing Weber State are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 4-3
After playing Eastern Washington are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Bears at Vikings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Colorado's last 5 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland State
Northern Colorado is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Portland State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Portland State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northern Colorado
Portland State is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
Portland State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Northern Colorado

Next up:
Portland State at Seattle, Saturday, March 10

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