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Portland State Vikings take on Thunderbirds in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Portland State Vikings pay a visit to Centrum Arena on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds betting line opened as 4-point underdogs 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 Southern Utah Thunderbirds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Portland State Vikings have watched them go 9-5 and 4-4-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Southern Utah Thunderbirds are at 4-13 and 7-7-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Southern Utah Thunderbirds are 9-5-1, while the Portland State Vikings have a 6-3 mark.

The Thunderbirds - Vikings odds would favor the Vikings if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Southern Utah is rated No. 254 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Portland State is at No. 115.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Utah has the nation's No. 66-rated offensive output, at 78.65 PPG. The visiting Portland State Vikings defense ranks No. 234 allowing on average 78.21 PPG. The Thunderbirds FG% has averaged 40.17% so far, less than the Southern Utah Vikings marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.33% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Vikings got 19 points from Traylin Farris as Portland State ran past Sacramento State 83-76 on Saturday at Peter W Stott Center.

Southern Utah got 27 points from Randy Onwuasor on the way to a 88-83 loss against Sacramento State on Thursday at Centrum Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Portland State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Portland State is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • Portland State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Utah
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland State's last 7 games when playing Southern Utah
  • Southern Utah is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Utah's last 7 games
  • Southern Utah is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • Southern Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Portland State

Next Betting Matchups

Portland State at Northern Arizona, Monday, January 16th
Southern Utah at Idaho, Thursday, January 19th