Planning on watching today’s Bears and Vikings game? Catch the action at Viking Pavilion in Portland, OR, as the Vikings hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. Northern Colorado is favored by -2.5 in this Big Sky conference contest against Portland State. The game’s over/under currently sits at 153 points.

NORTHERN COLORADO BEARS VS PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Portland State Vikings +2.5

This game will be played at Viking Pavilion at 10:00 ET on Thursday, February 15th.

WHY BET THE PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Vikings.
  • Not only will Portland State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will the Bears Make it Happen on the Road?

Coming off an 87-71 win over Montana, the Northern Colorado Bears will be looking for their third straight win when they take on Portland State. So far this season, the Bears have gone 15-9, including an 8-3 record in Big Sky Conference play.

As the favorite, Northern Colorado has gone 10-3, and they are favored by 2.5 points in this one. On the road, the Bears have gone 5-6 this season, and they are 5-5 in their last 10 games away from home.

As the favorite this season, Northern Colorado has gone just 4-8-1 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bears have a mark of 4-5-1 vs. the spread. On the road this year, they are 7-4 ATS and have gone 6-4 over their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 153 is higher than the average over/under line in Northern Colorado’s games this season (151.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points compared to their average over/under record of 15-7 this season.

In their recent matchup, the Northern Colorado offense ended with 87 points against Montana. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 61.5% and made 9 threes. The top scorer for the Bears was Dejour Reaves with 25 points, while Saint Thomas also chipped in with 23 points.

Facing Portland State, Northern Colorado aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 77.8 points allowed per game (286th). On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.2 threes per game vs. Portland State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.5%.

Will Portland State Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?

Portland State is 7-2 at home this season, and they have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games in their own building. The Vikings are 14-11 overall, and they have lost three straight games.

For the year, Portland State is 6-6 when listed as the underdog. They are 5-7 in Big Sky Conference action, and they have gone 9-4 in non-conference games.

Portland State has an ATS record of 11-12 this season and they are 4-5 vs. the spread at home. As the underdog, the Vikings have gone 8-4 vs. the spread this year and their last 10 games as the underdog have resulted in a 6-4 ATS mark. Over their last 3 games at home, Portland State is 1-2 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Portland State games is 10-13 and today’s line of 153 is higher than the average over/under line of 145.4 in their games. However, over their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points and their over/under record in those games is 2-1.

In their most recent game, the Portland State offense concluded with only 65 points against Idaho State. Throughout the game, they made 7/14 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 50%. Bobby Harvey was the leading scorer for the Vikings, putting up 17 points. In addition, Kaelen Allen contributed 13 points.

The Vikings’ defense is presently ranked 151st nationally, allowing an average of 71.5 points per contest. Portland State’s three-point defense is currently 112nd in the country at 6.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.6% of their shots vs. Portland State.