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Portland State Vikings Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Idaho Vandals

Cowan Spectrum will host Portland State Vikings vs Idaho Vandals action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Idaho Vandals betting line opened as -3.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Portland State Vikings vs Idaho Vandals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Idaho Vandals are 12-9 overall and 9-8 ATS, while the Portland State Vikings are 7-10 and 5-8 ATS. As for the betting totals, Idaho boasts a 4-13 on the OU, and Portland State is 5-8.

This game puts the Idaho Vandals, most recently No. 126 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Portland State Vikings, who rate No. 192 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Portland State is ranked No. 126 in NCAA basketball at 37.06 per game. Contrast that with Idaho's No. 113 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Idaho is the No. 117-ranked team in the country at 7.19 per game, while Portland State rates No. 211 at 5.72 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Portland State was run off the court by the Eagles on Thursday as Eastern Washington routed them 112-83 at Reese Court.

Idaho got 22 points from Chad Sherwood but lost anyway, 65-63, to Sacramento State on Thursday at Cowan Spectrum.

Betting Trends
  • Portland State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Portland State is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland State's last 5 games
  • Portland State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Idaho is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Idaho is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Idaho's last 7 games
  • Idaho is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Portland State home to Montana State, Thursday, February 4th
Idaho at Southern Utah, Thursday, February 4th