Southern Utah vs. Portland State - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Southern Utah vs. Portland State - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Portland State Vikings (11-12) at Southern Utah Thunderbirds (13-9)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Centrum Arena)

The Line: Southern Utah Thunderbirds -6.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Portland State Vikings and Southern Utah Thunderbirds meet Saturday in college basketball action at the America First Events Center.

The Portland State Vikings look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Portland State Vikings are averaging 78.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 74.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Holland Woods is averaging 17.7 points and 5.7 assists while Matt Hauser is averaging 15.3 points and 4.7 rebounds. Alonzo Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Rashaad Goolsby is dishing 1.1 assists. The Portland State Vikings are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Portland State Vikings are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Portland State Vikings have lost five of their last six road games.

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The Southern Utah Thunderbirds need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are averaging 74.5 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 63.3 points on 37.9 percent shooting. John Knight III is averaging 13.2 points and 2.4 assists while Cameron Oluyitan is averaging 13.1 points and 5.1 rebounds. Dwayne Morgan is the third double-digit scorer and Harrison Butler is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds have split their last eight home games.

The Vikings are 37-18-4 ATS in their last 59 Saturday games. The Thunderbirds are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 home games. The over is 6-1 in Vikings last 7 overall. The over is 5-2 in Thunderbirds last 7 overall. The road team is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings.

You could argue that the Portland State Vikings are playing the better basketball entering this contest, and they're 12-9 ATS on the season and 8-5 ATS on the road. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds win at home by an average of 13.2 points, but they're a rough 1-8 ATS at home and 9-11 ATS on the season. And when these teams met back in late December, the game was decided by two points, and that's with Southern Utah shooting 10 percent better from the field. Give me the road underdog.

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Randy’s Pick Portland State Vikings +6.5

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