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Idaho Vandals visit Portland State Vikings in college basketball clash

Idaho VandalsPortland State Vikings
4-6December 14, 2013, 10:05 | Peter W Stott Center4-3

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Vandals of Idaho hit the hard court against the Vikings of Portland State.

Portland State battles the Vandals, currently sitting with a 4-6 mark (1-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-3 for the Vikings and 2-1 for the Vandals.

View Idaho Vandals vs Portland State Vikings Odds and Stats.

The Vikings sit at No. 292 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Vandals sit at No. 125 on the same chart.

Idaho was a 69-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Montana. The Vandals got 24 points from Connor Hill, but it was Montana that prevailed in a 69-58 final on Wednesday at Dahlberg Arena.

In their last action, Portland State was a 92-76 loser at home against Portland. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Tim Douglas went off for 27 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Portland handed Portland State a 92-76 defeat at Peter W Stott Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Portland State has the nation's No. 209-rated offensive output, at 69.43 PPG. The visiting Vandals defense ranks No. 204 allowing on average 75.1 PPG. The Vikings FG% has averaged 43.27% so far, more than the Vandals marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.98% per game.

A few Vandals at Vikings trends to consider:
Idaho is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Idaho is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Portland State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Portland State is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
Portland State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Idaho home to Idaho State, Friday, December 20th
Portland State at Evergreen State, Monday, December 23rd