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Big Sky Tournament - North Dakota Sioux vs Portland State Vikings Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Portland State VikingsNorth Dakota Sioux
17-13March 14, 2014, 06:30 | Dee Events Center16-15

The North Dakota Sioux will hit the floor running against the visiting Portland State Vikings Friday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Vikings will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 14-13 ATS against the number this season, while the Sioux are 10-17-2 ATS. Portland State is 13-13 on the totals; North Dakota is 16-13.View Portland State Vikings vs North Dakota Sioux Odds and Stats.

The Sioux sit at No. 63 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Vikings sit at No. 146 on the same chart.

Portland State was a 70-63 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Montana. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Portland State earned a 70-63 victory over Montana on Thursday, getting 19 points from Kyle Richardson at Dee Events Center.

North Dakota won its last outing, a 79-76 result against Sacramento State on March 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. North Dakota earned a 79-76 victory over Sacramento State on Thursday, getting 18 points from Troy Huff at Dee Events Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Dakota's No. 63 nationally ranked offense (74.35 points per game) against a Vikings defense that sits as the No. 173 at 71.5 PPG. The Sioux have been averaging 46.11% from the field, less than the Vikings have managed so far this season (46.85% on average).