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NCAA Basketball Odds: Portland State Vikings vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars

The Portland State Vikings hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at Vadalabene Center against the SIU Edwardsville Cougars.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Portland State Vikings before tip-off in this one found them as 1.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Portland State Vikings vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the SIU Edwardsville Cougars are 2-7 overall and 4-4 ATS, while the Portland State Vikings are 3-4 and 1-2 ATS. As for the betting totals, SIU Edwardsville boasts a 4-4 on the OU, and Portland State is 1-2.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 278 (SIU Edwardsville) and the No. 223 (Portland State) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up SIU Edwardsville's No. 218 nationally ranked offense (67.22 points per game) against a Portland State Vikings defense that sits as the No. 208 at 75.71 PPG. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars have been averaging 38.75% from the field, less than the Vikings have managed so far this season (46.64% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars got 23 points from Burak Eslik as SIU Edwardsville ran past Southern Illinois 76-74 on Wednesday at SIU Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Portland State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • SIU Edwardsville is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • SIU Edwardsville is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Portland State home to CS Northridge, Thursday, December 17th
SIU Edwardsville at USC, Monday, December 21st