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Portland State Vikings vs Lumberjacks College Hoops Game Preview

Portland State VikingsNorthern Arizona Lumberjacks
7-7January 18, 2014, 05:00 | Walkup Skydome7-9

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Portland State when they take on the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Lumberjacks bring a 7-9 record (8-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-7 Vikings, who are 5-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Northern Arizona go 5-8 so far and the Vikings go 6-4.

View Portland State Vikings vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Odds and Stats.

The Vikings were listed as 7-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Lumberjacks - Vikings odds would favor the Vikings if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Northern Arizona is rated No. 265 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Portland State is at No. 238.

Last time out for Portland State, they were a 68-64 winner as they battled Sacramento State on the road. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Portland State earned a 68-64 victory over Sacramento State on Thursday, getting 13 points from Tim Douglas at Colberg Court.

Northern Arizona won its last outing, an 84-65 result against Eastern Washington on January 16. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. The Lumberjacks got a terrific 26-point effort from Quinton Upshur as Northern Arizona defeated Eastern Washington 84-65 on Thursday at Walkup Skydome.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Arizona's No. 217 nationally ranked offense (67.5 points per game) against a Vikings defense that sits as the No. 176 at 71.86 PPG. The Lumberjacks have been averaging 44.34% from the field, less than the Vikings have managed so far this season (45.57% on average).

A few Vikings at Lumberjacks trends to consider:
Portland State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland State's last 5 games
Portland State is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Portland State is 1-20 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Northern Arizona is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Northern Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Northern Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Northern Arizona is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Portland State

Next up:
Portland State home to Southern Utah, Saturday, January 25th
Northern Arizona at Northern Colorado, Thursday, January 23rd