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Portland State Vikings visit Northern Colorado Bears in NCAAB hoops battle

Portland State VikingsNorthern Colorado Bears
Jan 12, 9:05 PM | Butler-Hancock Pavilion

Portland State Vikings vs Northern Colorado Bears Odds


The Portland State Vikings will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bears in Northern Colorado at Butler-Hancock Pavilion on Thursday in college basketball action.

The Bears sport records of 5-9 and 7-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Vikings have 7-9 and 5-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-5 for the Bears and 5-6 for the Vikings.

View Portland State vs Northern Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Northern Colorado in this one will find them as 6-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bears sit at No. 224 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Vikings sit at No. 158 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Vikings will win this game 76-73.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Vikings is ranked No. 128 in NCAA hoops at 35.9 per game. Contrast that with Northern Colorado’s No. 238 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Colorado is the No. 81-ranked team in the country at 7.3 per game, while Portland State rates No. 296 at 4.8 per game.

Defensively, Portland State features the nation's No. 332-rated defense on the road, allowing 82.5 points per game. Northern Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 139 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Portland State was an 88-81 loser at home against Weber State. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as underdogs. Portland State got 26 points from Chehales Tapscott on the way to an 88-81 loss against Weber State on Saturday at Stott Center.

Northern Colorado was a 61-53 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Sacramento State. They covered the 1–point spread as underdogs. Northern Colorado earned a 61-53 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday, getting 16 points from Tevin Svihovec at Colberg Court.

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

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Eastern Washington are 3-7
After playing Sacramento State are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Vikings at Bears trends to consider:
Portland State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Colorado's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Colorado's last 6 games when playing Portland State
Northern Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Portland State home to Idaho State, Monday, January 16
Northern Colorado home to Eastern Washington, Saturday, January 14