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Portland State VikingsWeber State Wildcats
March 6, 7:30 PM | Dahlberg Arena

Portland State Vikings vs Weber State Wildcats Odds

17-13TEAM RECORD23-5

The Portland State Vikings will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Wildcats in Weber State at Dahlberg Arena on Tuesday in college basketball action.

This is a conference playoff game in the Big Sky Tournament. Dahlberg Arena is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Wildcats currently sports a 23-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-11-3 ATS. The Vikings are 17-13 and 15-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wildcats produce a 15-11 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Vikings have gone 12-13 against the number.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Weber State in this one will find them as 6-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 107-ranked Wildcats and the No. 162-rated Vikings in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 84-78 win for the Wildcats on Tuesday.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Weber State's No. 16 nationally ranked offense (78.1 points per game) against a Vikings defense that sits as the No. 299 at 72.7 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 45.9% from the field, less than the Vikings have managed so far this season (48.4% on average).

Defensively, Portland State features the nation's No. 328-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.1 points per game. Weber State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 nationally in scoring at home.

Portland State was a 75-53 winner in its last match at home against Montana State. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. The Vikings blew out Montana State on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 75-53 win at Stott Center.

Weber State was a 66-51 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Montana. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Weber State got 19 points from Damian Lillard but lost anyway, 66-51, to Montana on Tuesday at Dahlberg Arena.

Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 4-3
After playing Montana State are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

Weber State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing Montana are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Vikings at Wildcats trends to consider:
Weber State is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games
Weber State is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Portland State
Weber State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Portland State
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Weber State's last 12 games when playing Portland State

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