Looking to win big? The Lumberjacks and Vikings face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Vikings are hosting the game at Viking Pavilion in Portland, OR. The odds for this Big Sky conference game currently have Portland State as the -6.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 146.5 points.

NORTHERN ARIZONA LUMBERJACKS VS PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Portland State Vikings -6.5

This game will be played at Viking Pavilion at 7:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

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 -6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will Northern Arizona Shock Everyone at Viking Pavilion?

Despite being the underdog, Northern Arizona has a winning record when they are the underdog this season. They are 6-13 this season as the underdog, and they have a 6-1 record when they are favored. On the road this season, Northern Arizona has gone 6-11, and they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 road games.

Coming into this game, Northern Arizona has won two straight games, and they are 12-14 on the season. They are 5-7 in Big Sky Conference games, and they have gone 7-7 in non-conference games. So far this season, Northern Arizona has played 26 games.

When looking at Northern Arizona’s ATS record this season, they are currently 12-14. On the road, their ATS mark is 7-10, and over their last 10 road games, they are just 3-7 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Lumberjacks have gone 9-10 vs. the spread this year, including a 5-5 mark over their last 10 games as the underdog.

So far this season, the over/under record for Northern Arizona games is 11-14-1. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (144). This year, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Northern Arizona offense tallied 73 points in a matchup against Sacramento State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50%, and they made 13 threes. On the offensive front, the Lumberjacks have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, ranking 280th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 310th in terms of percentage and 276th in three-pointers made.

Looking at the Northern Arizona defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 75.6 points per game (258th). Northern Arizona’s three-point defense is currently 94th in the country at 6.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 47.2% of their shots vs. Northern Arizona.

Will the Vikings Come Through as Home Favorites?

Portland State is favored by 6.5 points in today’s game against Northern Arizona. The Vikings are 8-2 at home this season, and they have gone 4-1 in their last five games at home.

Overall, Portland State is 15-11, including a 9-4 non-conference record. In Big Sky play, the Vikings are 6-7.

As the favorite, Portland State has gone just 3-8 vs. the spread this season. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Vikings are just 2-8 vs. the spread. Their home ATS record this season is 5-5.

Portland State has an over/under record of 10-13-1 this season. So far, their games have averaged 143.2 points per game, which is 2.5 points below their average over/under line of 145.7. This year, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 146.5. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1-1 and their games have averaged 147 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Portland State’s offense scored 82 points against Northern Colorado. Their field goal percentage for the game was 37%, and they went 17/20 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Vikings was Bobby Harvey with 26 points, while Kaelen Allen also chipped in with 15 points.

So far, the Vikings’ defense is ranked 156th in the country at 71.5 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Northern Colorado, the Bears finished with a field goal percentage of 37% and a total of 72 points vs. Portland State.