Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Vikings versus the Lancers? Tip off is at at 10:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler Events Center in Riverside, CA. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 143.5 points, with the Lancers being the favored team playing at home against the Vikings.
PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS VS CALIFORNIA BAPTIST LANCERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Portland State Vikings +4.5
This game will be played at Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler Events Center at 10:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-71 in favor of the Vikings.
- Not only will Portland State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Do the Vikings Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?
Portland State remains undefeated at 2-0 following their 82-76 victory against UC Santa Barbara. Thus far, the Vikings have been the favored team in each of their first two games. Portland State has a current ATS record of 2-0 heading into today’s game. Taking into account the previous three games, which includes last year, Portland State has a 2-0 ATS record and an average scoring margin of +5.
Through two games, Portland State has an over/under record of 1-1-0 with their games averaging a combined 137.5 points per game so far. When analyzing the Vikings’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 73 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.
Portland State’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. UC Santa Barbara, finishing the game with a total of 82 points. Their season average is now 71.3 points per game. The top scorer for the Vikings was Jorell Saterfield with 14 points, while Isaiah Johnson also chipped in with 12 points.
At this time, the Vikings’ defense is positioned 31st in the country, permitting 61.3 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 4.7 threes per game vs. California Baptist. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 21.3%.
Can California Baptist Lock in a Home Win?
The Portland State Vikings, who come into this game with a 1-0 record, have played all of their games so far at home. As California Baptist enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 1-0. Looking back at their performance in the previous three games, they hold a 2-0 ATS record with an average scoring differential of +16.
California Baptist’s comes in with an over/under record of 1-0-0 after their first game, having previously recorded an over/under record of 13-18-0 last season. In the Lancers’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 79 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-1.
In their recent matchup, the California Baptist offense ended with 80 points against Jackson State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 48.1% and made 9 threes. Dominique Daniels Jr. led the team in scoring, putting up 25 points. Additionally, Brantly Stevenson contributed 16 points for the Lancers.
This season, the California Baptist defense has been impressive, holding the 32nd position in the country while permitting an average of 61.5 points per contest. In their most recent game, the California Baptist defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Jackson State knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 66 points.