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Portland State Vikings vs Northern Colorado Bears Betting Matchup Report

Northern Colorado BearsPortland State Vikings
13-4January 30, 2014, 10:05 | Peter W Stott Center9-8

The Portland State Vikings will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Northern Colorado Bears at Peter W Stott Center on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.

The Vikings sport a record of 9-8 and 6-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bears have 13-4 and 7-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-5 for the Vikings and 6-5-1 for the Bears.

View Northern Colorado Bears vs Portland State Vikings Odds and Stats.

Portland State opened as 4-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 261-ranked Vikings and the No. 32-rated Bears in this matchup.

Northern Colorado won its last outing, a 72-62 result against Sacramento State on January 25. They failed to cover in that game as a 13-point favorite. Northern Colorado got 18 points from Tim Huskisson en route to a 72-62 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday at Butler-Hancock Hall.

Last time out for Portland State, they were a 92-83 winner as they battled Eastern Washington at home. They covered in the match as a 1-point favorite. Portland State got 23 points from Andre Winston, Jr. en route to a 92-83 victory over Eastern Washington on Monday at Peter W Stott Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland State's No. 120 nationally ranked offense (72.76 points per game) against a Bears defense that sits as the No. 49 at 65.53 PPG. The Vikings have been averaging 45.42% from the field, less than the Bears have managed so far this season (49.89% on average).

A few Bears at Vikings trends to consider:
Northern Colorado is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Northern Colorado's last 9 games
Northern Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Portland State
Portland State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland State's last 8 games
Portland State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Portland State is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Northern Colorado

Next up:
Northern Colorado at Eastern Washington, Saturday, February 1st
Portland State at North Dakota, Saturday, February 1st