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Vikings open as college hoops underdog vs Beavers

Portland State VikingsOregon State Beavers
Dec 18, 10:00 PM | Gill Coliseum

Portland State Vikings vs Oregon State Beavers Odds

6-4TEAM RECORD8-2

Gill Coliseum features an NCAAB clash between the host Oregon State Beavers and the visiting Portland State Vikings in college hoops action on Sunday.

The Beavers sit at 8-2 (5-1-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Vikings are currently 6-4 (3-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Oregon State is 3-4 OU, and Portland State is 1-4 OU.

View Portland State vs Oregon State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Oregon State sat as 14-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Beavers, most recently No. 223 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Vikings, who rate No. 30 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 89-82 victory for the Beavers.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oregon State's No. 18-ranked scoring average of 80.8 PPG, against a Vikings defense rated No. 210 and allowing 68.6 PPG. The Beavers FG% has averaged 48.2% to date this season, more than the Vikings shooters have managed so far (47.6% per game).

Defensively, Portland State features the nation's No. 266-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.5 points per game. Oregon State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 31 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Portland State was a 91-87 winner at home against CS Bakersfield. Portland State got 22 points from Michael Harthun en route to a 91-87 victory over CS Bakersfield on Thursday at Stott Center.

Oregon State was a 93-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against Howard. Oregon State cruised to victory on Thursday, running Howard out of the gym and running up a 93-72 score at Gill Coliseum.

Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing CS Fullerton are 3-0
After playing CS Bakersfield are 0-1
After a win are 3-7

Oregon State Beavers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago State are 1-0
After playing Howard are 2-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Vikings at Beavers trends to consider:
Portland State is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Oregon State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Oregon State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Portland State at CS Fullerton, Thursday, December 22
Oregon State at Chicago State, Wednesday, December 21

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