Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Vikings versus the Wildcats? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Dee Events Center in Ogden, UT. The over/under for this game is set at 143.5 points, and Weber State is favored by -9 vs. Portland State in a Big Sky conference matchup.
PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS VS WEBER STATE WILDCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Portland State Vikings +9
This game will be played at Dee Events Center at 9:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.
WHY BET THE PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Wildcats.
- Even though we have Weber State winning straight-up, we like Portland State at +9.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Taking a Look at the Vikings Chances in Ogden
Portland State enters tonight’s game as a 9-point underdog. So far this season, they have been the underdog in 10 games, going 6-4 in those contests. On the road, the Vikings have gone 5-7, including a 3-7 record over their last 10 games away from home.
Overall, Portland State is 14-9, and they are coming off a 90-77 loss to Eastern Washington. Their record in the Big Sky is 5-5, compared to a 9-4 mark in non-conference games. On average, the Vikings have been outscored by 7.8 points per game on the road this season.
Portland State has an ATS record of 10-11 this season and they are 7-3 vs. the spread as the underdog. On the road, the Vikings have gone 6-6 ATS this year and their last 3 road ATS record is 0-3.
So far this season, the over/under record in Portland State games is 9-12, and today’s line of 143.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (145.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 153 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-5.
Portland State is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 77 points vs. Eastern Washington. This figure is more than their season average of 71.6 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is Kaelen Allen, who holds an average of 11.4 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Isaiah Johnson is averaging 9.4 points per game this season.
On the defensive side, Portland State is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.1 points per game. Portland State will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Eastern Washington to just 40% shooting in their most recent game.
Will the Wildcats Find a Way to Win at Home?
With a 14-9 overall record, Weber State has been a little better at home, going 6-3 compared to 5-6 on the road. Their average scoring margin is +11.3 at home, and they have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games at home.
As the favorite, the Wildcats have gone 7-6 this season, and they are favored by nine points today. So far, they have gone 5-5 in Big Sky Conference play.
As the favorite this season, Weber State’s ATS record is just 5-8. Their ATS mark at home is 5-4 and their ATS record over their last ten games as the favorite is 4-6. Over their last three home games, the Wildcats are just 1-2 vs. the spread.
This season, the over/under record for Weber State games is 10-8-2. So far, their games have averaged 139.6 points compared to an average over/under line of 138. This year, 15 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line of 143.5. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 141 points.
The Weber State offense is coming off a game where they scored 82 points against Northern Colorado. They posted a field goal percentage of 49.2% and connected on 8 threes. One area that the Weber State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 129th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 46%.
At present, the Wildcats’ defense is nationally ranked 34th, allowing 65.1 points per game. Weber State will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Northern Colorado to just 38% shooting in their most recent game.