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Portland State Vikings take on Bengals in NCAA basketball test

Portland State VikingsIdaho State Bengals
March 9, 9:05 PM | Holt Arena

Portland State Vikings vs Idaho State Bengals Odds

8-19TEAM RECORD5-24

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Idaho State Bengals try to run the Portland State Vikings off the court at Holt Arena in college hoops action.

Idaho State battles the Vikings, currently sitting with a 8-19 mark (10-15 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 13-10 for the Bengals and 13-9 for the Vikings.

View Portland State vs Idaho State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bengals were listed as 3-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bengals, most recently No. 315 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Vikings, who rate No. 325 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 62-58 victory for the Vikings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Idaho State's No. 340 nationally ranked offense (56.5 points per game) against a Vikings defense that sits as the No. 314 at 72.8 PPG. The Bengals have been averaging 40.4% from the field, less than the Vikings have managed so far this season (45.3% on average).

Defensively, Portland State features the nation's No. 292-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.8 points per game. Idaho State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 243 nationally in scoring at home.

Portland State was an 80-52 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Weber State. They failed to cover the 17-point spread as underdogs. Portland State was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Weber State and falling by an 80-52 score at Dee Events Center.

Idaho State lost its last outing, an 87-73 result against Eastern Washington on March 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. The Bengals endured an 87-73 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Thursday, despite a 20-point effort from Andre' Hatchett at Holt Arena.

Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Weber State are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
After playing Eastern Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

A few Vikings at Bengals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland State's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Idaho State
Portland State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Idaho State
Portland State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho State's last 5 games when playing at home against Portland State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Idaho State's last 10 games
Idaho State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Portland State