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Weber State favored by -15 against Portland State on Saturday

Portland State VikingsWeber State Wildcats
5-5January 04, 2014, 09:00 | Dee Events Center4-5

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Vikings of Portland State hit the hard court against the Wildcats of Weber State.

The Vikings will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Wildcats are 2-4 ATS. Portland State is 3-3 on the totals; Weber State is 2-4.

View Portland State Vikings vs Weber State Wildcats Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Weber State sat as -15-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 94-ranked Wildcats and the No. 283-rated Vikings in this matchup.

Portland State was an 87-76 loser in its last match on the road against Idaho State. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Portland State suffered an 87-76 loss against Idaho State on Thursday, getting 13 points from Andre Winston, Jr. in a losing effort at Holt Arena.

Weber State won its last outing, a 74-67 result against Eastern Washington on January 2. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite. Weber State earned a 74-67 victory over Eastern Washington on Thursday, getting 16 points from Jeremy Senglin at Dee Events Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Weber State has the nation's No. 146-rated offensive output, at 73 PPG. The visiting Vikings defense ranks No. 158 allowing on average 70.6 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 46.61% so far, more than the Vikings marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.86% per game.

A few Vikings at Wildcats trends to consider:
Portland State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Portland State is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Portland State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Portland State is 4-12-1 ATS in its last 17 games when playing Weber State
Weber State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Weber State is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games at home
Weber State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Portland State
Weber State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Portland State

Next up:
Portland State home to Montana State, Thursday, January 9th
Weber State at Northern Colorado, Thursday, January 9th