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Portland State Vikings vs Idaho State Bengals Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Idaho State BengalsPortland State Vikings
11-17March 08, 2014, 10:05 | Peter W Stott Center15-13

The Idaho State Bengals will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Vikings in Portland State at Peter W Stott Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

Portland State battles the Bengals, currently sitting with a 11-17 mark (14-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 12-12 for the Vikings and 12-11 for the Bengals.

View Idaho State Bengals vs Portland State Vikings Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Vikings in this one found them listed as -3.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Bengals was expected to move the line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 87-rated Idaho State taking on the No. 127-rated Vikings in this contest.

Idaho State lost its last outing, a 77-69 result against Eastern Washington on March 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog. Idaho State got 20 points from Andre Hatchett but lost anyway, 77-69, to Eastern Washington on Thursday at Reese Court.

Portland State was a 66-59 winner in its last match at home against Weber State. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Vikings grabbed a 66-59 win over the Wildcats on Thursday, behind a 20-point effort from DaShaun Wiggins at Peter W Stott Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bengals is ranked No. 150 in NCAA hoops at 34.68 per game. Contrast that with Portland State’s No. 245 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Portland State is the No. 118-ranked team in the country at 6.25 per game, while Idaho State rates No. 160 at 5.71 per game.

A few Bengals at Vikings trends to consider:
Idaho State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Idaho State's last 9 games
Idaho State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Idaho State is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Portland State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Portland State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Portland State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Portland State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home