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Big Sky Tournament - Portland State Vikings vs North Dakota Fighting Hawks College Basketball Betting Preview

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the North Dakota Fighting Hawks try to run the Portland State Vikings off the court at Reno Events Center in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks were listed as -5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Portland State Vikings vs North Dakota Fighting Hawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks currently sport a 19-9 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-9-2 ATS. The Portland State Vikings are 15-15 and 12-11-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the North Dakota Fighting Hawks produce a 14-11 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Portland State Vikings have gone 16-9 against the totals betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the North Dakota Fighting Hawks rated this week at No. 45 and the Portland State Vikings sitting at No. 200.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up North Dakota's No. 36 nationally ranked offense (79.96 points per game) against a Portland State Vikings defense that sits as the No. 249 at 81.33 PPG. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks have been averaging 48.26% from the field, less than the Vikings have managed so far this season (48.46% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Vikings got 25 points from Deontae North as Portland State ran past Northern Arizona 80-67 on Tuesday at Reno Events Center.

Betting Trends
  • Portland State is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Portland State's last 12 games
  • Portland State is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing North Dakota
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland State's last 5 games when playing North Dakota
  • North Dakota is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games
  • North Dakota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Dakota's last 5 games
  • North Dakota is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Portland State

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