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Portland State Vikings face Northern Colorado Bears: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Portland State VikingsNorthern Colorado Bears
Jan 17, 9:05 PM | Butler-Hancock Pavilion

Portland State Vikings vs Northern Colorado Bears Odds

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Butler-Hancock Pavilion features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Northern Colorado Bears and the visiting Portland State Vikings in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Vikings will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 7-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Bears are 1-11 ATS. Portland State is 4-4 on the totals; Northern Colorado is 6-4.

View Portland State vs Northern Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Portland State before tip-off in this one found them as 1.5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 305-rated Portland State taking on the No. 211-rated Bears in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 69-66 win for the Vikings on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Northern Colorado's No. 176-rated squad against Portland State's No. 333-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Northern Colorado rates No. 128 in the country with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 205 nationally with 5.9 per match.

Defensively, Portland State features the nation's No. 213-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. Northern Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Portland State, they were a 79-74 winner as they battled Northern Arizona at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite. Portland State got 20 points and 11 rebounds from Renado Parker en route to a 79-74 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday at Stott Center.

Northern Colorado lost its last outing, an 85-77 result against Montana on January 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. The Bears got a 21-point effort from Derrick Barden, who added 15 rebounds, but Montana still managed to defeat Northern Colorado 85-77 Saturday at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.

Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Northern Arizona are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Eastern Washington are 4-6
After playing Montana are 7-3
After a loss are 1-9

A few Vikings at Bears trends to consider:
Portland State is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Northern Colorado
Portland State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Northern Colorado
Portland State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Colorado's last 6 games when playing Portland State
Northern Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Northern Colorado is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Portland State
Northern Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Portland State

Next up:
Portland State at North Dakota, Saturday, January 19
Northern Colorado home to Eastern Washington, Saturday, January 19