Betting on today’s Vandals and Vikings game? Catch the action at Viking Pavilion in Portland, OR, as the Vikings hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 139.5 points, and Portland State is favored by -6 to win at home against Idaho.

IDAHO VANDALS VS PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Portland State Vikings -6

This game will be played at Viking Pavilion at 10:00 ET on Monday, March 4th.

WHY BET THE PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Vikings.
  • Not only will Portland State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Does Idaho Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

Idaho heads into tonight’s game as a 6-point underdog, and they are 6-17 this season when they are the underdog. They come into tonight’s game on a two-game losing streak, and their record this season is 11-19. The Vandals have a 5-9 record on the road this season, and their average scoring margin away from home is -8.0 points per game.

Over their last 10 road games, Idaho has gone 3-7. In their most recent game, they lost to Montana by a score of 80-57. So far this season, they have gone 5-12 in Big Sky Conference play. On the year, they have gone 6-7 in non-conference action.

As the underdog, Idaho has a 10-13 record vs. the spread this season and is 12-15-1 overall. On the road, the Vandals have gone 7-7 ATS this year and are 5-5 vs. the spread in their last 10 road games. In their last three road games, Idaho is 2-1 ATS and they have a 1-2 ATS mark in their last three games as the underdog.

So far this season, the over/under record for Idaho games is 13-13-2, and today’s line of 139.5 is right in line with the average over/under line in their games this season (140.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points, which is right in line with their season average of 139.5 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Idaho offense put up just 57 points vs. the Montana Grizzlies. Overall, they are now averaging 68.3 points per game which is 368th in the country. EJ Neal led the team in scoring, putting up 15 points. Additionally, Quinn Denker contributed 13 points for the Vandals.

At this time, the Vandals’ defense is positioned 140th in the country, permitting 71.1 points per game. Against Montana in their most recent game, the Idaho defense gave up a total of 80 points while allowing Montana to hit 37% of their shots.

Do the Vikings Stand a Chance at Home?

Portland State comes into this game as a 6-point favorite, and they have a 7-6 record as the favorite this season. The Vikings are 9-2 at home this year, and they have gone 8-2 in their last ten games at home.

Overall, Portland State is 16-14 this season, and they have gone 7-10 in Big Sky Conference play. They have lost three straight games, including their most recent contest against Sacramento State by a score of 73-61.

As the favorite this season, Portland State has gone just 4-9 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Vikings are just 3-7 ATS.

Portland State’s over/under record this season sits at 13-14-1, and today’s line of 139.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (145.4). So far, 12 of their games have finished with less points than today’s total. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-3-1.

The Portland State offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 61 points versus Sacramento State. During the game, they attempted 24 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 32.3%. Kaelen Allen led the scoring for the Vikings, contributing 10 points. Additionally, Isaiah Johnson chipped in with 9 points.

At present, the Vikings’ defense is nationally ranked 163rd, allowing 71.8 points per game. So far, the Portland State defense is giving up an average of 8.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.9 times per game (497th).