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Portland State VikingsNorth Dakota Sioux
Jan 19, 3:00 PM | Betty Engelstad Sioux Center

Portland State Vikings vs North Dakota Sioux Odds

5-9TEAM RECORD6-10

The visiting Portland State Vikings hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center against the North Dakota Sioux.

The Sioux sit at 6-10 (6-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Vikings are currently 5-9 (7-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? North Dakota is 8-3 OU, and Portland State is 4-5 OU.

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Betting Line:
North Dakota opened as 4-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Sioux sit at No. 283 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Vikings sit at No. 305 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Sioux will win this game 66-65.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Dakota's No. 227 nationally ranked offense (65.6 points per game) against a Vikings defense that sits as the No. 244 at 69.6 PPG. The Sioux have been averaging 40% from the field, less than the Vikings have managed so far this season (45.4% on average).

Defensively, Portland State features the nation's No. 207-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.3 points per game. North Dakota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 201 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Portland State, they were a 67-50 loser as they battled Northern Colorado on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. Portland State got 9 points from Aaron Moore but lost anyway, 67-50, to Northern Colorado on Thursday at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.

In their last action, North Dakota was a 65-47 winner at home against Eastern Washington. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. North Dakota earned a 65-47 victory over Eastern Washington on Thursday, getting 18 points from Troy Huff at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Northern Colorado are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

North Dakota Sioux Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-4
Before playing Sacramento State are 1-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Vikings at Sioux trends to consider:
Portland State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Portland State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
North Dakota is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games at home
North Dakota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Portland State at Southern Utah, Thursday, January 24
North Dakota at Sacramento State, Thursday, January 24