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Vikings vs Lumberjacks College Hoops Game Preview

Portland State VikingsNorthern Arizona Lumberjacks
Feb 4, 8:35 PM | Walkup Skydome

Portland State Vikings vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Odds

10-12TEAM RECORD5-18

Portland State travels to Northern Arizona on Saturday, hoping to boost its 10-12 record with a victory over the Lumberjacks.

Northern Arizona will face the 10-12 Vikings, who own a 9-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Lumberjacks are 11-8 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Vikings are 9-8 favoring the OVER.

View Portland State vs Northern Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Northern Arizona in this one will find them as 4.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 334-ranked Lumberjacks and the No. 164-rated Vikings in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-63 win for the Vikings on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Arizona's No. 290 nationally ranked offense (62.3 points per game) against a Vikings defense that sits as the No. 313 at 74.5 PPG. The Lumberjacks have been averaging 41.1% from the field, less than the Vikings have managed so far this season (48% on average).

Defensively, Portland State features the nation's No. 336-rated defense on the road, allowing 82.1 points per game. Northern Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 258 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Portland State was a 92-79 loser on the road against Weber State. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as underdogs. Charles Odum went off for 26 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Weber State handed Portland State a 92-79 defeat at Dee Events Center.

Last time out for Northern Arizona, they were a 74-68 loser as they battled Eastern Washington at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. Northern Arizona got 15 points from Ephraim Ekanem but lost anyway, 74-68, to Eastern Washington on Thursday at Walkup Skydome.

Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Idaho State are 5-5
After playing Weber State are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Weber State are 7-3
After playing Eastern Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

A few Vikings at Lumberjacks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland State's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Northern Arizona
Portland State is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Northern Arizona
Portland State is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Northern Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Arizona's last 5 games at home
Northern Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Portland State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Northern Arizona's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Arizona's last 7 games when playing at home against Portland State

Next up:
Portland State at Idaho State, Thursday, February 9
Northern Arizona home to Weber State, Thursday, February 9

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