Northern Colorado Bears visit Portland State Vikings in college basketball clash
Northern Colorado Bears vs Portland State Vikings Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Portland State vs Northern Colorado battle Saturday at Stott Center as the Vikings look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Vikings sit at 8-17 (10-13 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bears are currently 10-17 (11-14 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Portland State is 12-8 OU, and Northern Colorado is 13-10 OU.
Bettors looking to side with Portland State in this one found them as 2-point favorites 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. 318 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bears, who rate No. 233 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-68 victory for the Bears.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bears rank No. 207 in NCAA Division 1 with 34 per game. That compares with Portland State’s No. 304 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Portland State is college basketball's No. 251-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Bears rate No. 92 with 7 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Colorado owns the country's No. 271-rated mark, allowing 73.7 points per game on the highway. Portland State, on the other hand, rates No. 80 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Northern Colorado, they were an 88-80 winner as they battled Eastern Washington on the road. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. Derrick Barden scored 28 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Northern Colorado over Eastern Washington, 88-80, on Thursday at Reese Court.
Portland State was a 74-66 loser in their most recent outing at home against North Dakota. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. The Vikings got 16 points from Aaron Moore, but it was North Dakota that prevailed in a 74-66 final on Thursday at Stott Center.
Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-6
Before playing Southern Utah are 2-0
After playing Eastern Washington are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Weber State are 5-5
After playing North Dakota are 0-1
After a loss are 2-8
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 3-15 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland State
Portland State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Northern Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Portland State's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland State's last 7 games when playing Northern Colorado
Portland State is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home
Northern Colorado home to Southern Utah, Thursday, March 7
Portland State at Weber State, Thursday, March 7