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SIU Edwardsville Cougars face Portland State Vikings: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

SIU Edwardsville CougarsPortland State Vikings
1-3November 23, 2013, 08:30 | Peter W Stott Center2-1

SIU Edwardsville pays a visit to Portland State on Saturday, hoping to send the Vikings to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Peter W Stott Center.

The Vikings currently sports a 2-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-1 ATS. The Cougars are 1-3 and 1-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Vikings produce a 0-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cougars have gone 1-2 against the number.

View SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Portland State Vikings Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Vikings at No. 284 and the Cougars at No. 336 heading into this contest.

In their last action, SIU Edwardsville was an 80-75 loser on the road against UC Davis. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. SIU Edwardsville got 17 points from Rozell Nunn but lost anyway, 80-75, to UC Davis on Friday at Peter W Stott Center.

Portland State was a 67-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Loyola of Chicago. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Portland State got 20 points and 11 rebounds from Aaron Moore en route to a 67-63 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Friday at Peter W Stott Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cougars rank No. 232 in NCAA Division 1 with 32 per game. That compares with Portland State’s No. 141 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Portland State is college basketball's No. 246-ranked team at 3.33 per game, while the Cougars rate No. 110 with 6.25 per game.

A few Cougars at Vikings trends to consider:
SIU Edwardsville is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
SIU Edwardsville is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
SIU Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Portland State is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
Portland State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
SIU Edwardsville home to Loyola of Chicago, Sunday, November 24th
Portland State at UC Davis, Sunday, November 24th