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NCAA hoops odds preview - Idaho State vs. Portland

Idaho State BengalsPortland Pilots
Nov 15, 10:00 PM | Chiles Center

Idaho State Bengals vs Portland Pilots Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Portland vs Idaho State battle Thursday at Chiles Center as the Pilots look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Pilots sport records of 0-1 and 0-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bengals have 0-1 and 1-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Pilots and 0-0 for the Bengals.

View Idaho State vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Pilots installed as 8-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pilots rated this week at No. 312 and the Bengals sitting at No. 333. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 51-30 result in favor of the Bengals.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bengals rank No. 342 in NCAA Division 1 with 23 per game. That compares with Portland’s No. 148 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Portland is college basketball's No. 265-ranked team at 4 per game, while the Bengals rate No. 163 with 6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Idaho State owns the country's No. 161-rated mark, allowing 56 points per game on the highway. Portland, on the other hand, rates No. 275 in scoring at home.

Idaho State lost its last outing, a 56-48 result against Utah State on November 10. They covered in that game as a 17-point underdog. Idaho State got 19 points from Melvin Morgan but lost anyway, 56-48, to Utah State on Saturday at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

In their last action, Portland was an 81-52 loser on the road against Ohio. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as underdogs. Portland was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Ohio and falling by an 81-52 score at Ohio University Convocation Center.

Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Utah are 1-4
After playing Utah State are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Montana State are 0-4
After playing Ohio are 1-1
After a loss are 2-8

A few Bengals at Pilots trends to consider:
Idaho State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games at home
Portland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Portland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
Portland is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Idaho State at Utah, Wednesday, November 21
Portland at Montana State, Sunday, November 18