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NCAAB Game Preview - Lumberjacks underdogs vs Vikings at Portland State

Northern Arizona LumberjacksPortland State Vikings
Jan 5, 10:05 PM | Stott Center

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs Portland State Vikings Odds


The Vikings will be trying to slam the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks on Thursday when the teams tip off at Stott Center in college betting action.

The Lumberjacks will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 3-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Vikings are 4-5 ATS. Northern Arizona is 5-5 on the totals; Portland State is 4-5.

View Northern Arizona vs Portland State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Vikings as 7.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Vikings at No. 133 and the Lumberjacks at No. 322 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 72-66 result in favor of the Vikings.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Portland State's No. 88-rated squad against Northern Arizona's No. 267-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Portland State rates No. 312 in the country with 4.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 144 nationally with 6.5 per match.

Defensively, Northern Arizona features the nation's No. 165-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.7 points per game. Portland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 nationally in scoring at home.

Northern Arizona lost its last outing, an 80-64 result against Northern Colorado on December 31. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Gabe Rogers scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Lumberjacks to a win (they lost 80-64 to Northern Colorado at Butler-Hancock Pavilion on Saturday).

Last time out for Portland State, they were an 86-73 loser as they battled Montana State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Portland State suffered an 86-73 loss against Montana State on Friday, getting 20 points from Charles Odum in a losing effort at Worthington Arena.

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Eastern Washington are 5-5
After playing Northern Colorado are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Weber State are 6-4
After playing Montana State are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Lumberjacks at Vikings trends to consider:
Northern Arizona is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Portland State
Northern Arizona is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Portland State
Northern Arizona is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Portland State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Portland State is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Northern Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland State's last 6 games when playing Northern Arizona
Portland State is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Northern Arizona

Next up:
Northern Arizona at Eastern Washington, Saturday, January 7
Portland State home to Weber State, Saturday, January 7