Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs Portland State Vikings Odds
Northern Arizona pays a visit to Portland State on Saturday, hoping to send the Vikings to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Stott Center.
The Lumberjacks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 6-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Vikings are 7-3 ATS. Northern Arizona is 5-4 on the totals; Portland State is 3-4.
The Lumberjacks were listed as 8-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 314-rated Vikings and the No. 319-ranked Lumberjacks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 68-58 result in favor of the Vikings.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Portland State's No. 183-ranked scoring average of 67.7 PPG, against a Lumberjacks defense rated No. 337 and allowing 77.3 PPG. The Vikings FG% has averaged 46% to date this season, more than the Lumberjacks shooters have managed so far (40.9% per game).
Defensively, Northern Arizona features the nation's No. 348-rated defense on the road, allowing 87.7 points per game. Portland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 97 nationally in scoring at home.
Northern Arizona lost its last outing, an 82-59 result against Eastern Washington on January 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog. Northern Arizona was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Eastern Washington and falling by an 82-59 score at Reese Court.
Last time out for Portland State, they were an 87-69 winner as they battled Sacramento State at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Portland State got 18 points from Michael Harthun en route to an 87-69 victory over Sacramento State on Thursday at Stott Center.
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Weber State are 6-4
After playing Eastern Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Northern Colorado are 5-5
After playing Sacramento State are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Lumberjacks at Vikings trends to consider:
Northern Arizona is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Portland State
Northern Arizona is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Portland State
Northern Arizona is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Northern Arizona is 1-15 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Portland State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland State's last 5 games when playing Northern Arizona
Portland State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Northern Arizona
Portland State is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Northern Arizona
Northern Arizona at Weber State, Thursday, January 17
Portland State home to Northern Colorado, Thursday, January 17