Idaho State at Portland State: 3/9/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Idaho State at Portland State: 3/9/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports

Portland State Vikings (12-16) vs Idaho State Bengals (7-22)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Idaho Central Arena)

Betting Odds: Portland State Vikings +5 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Idaho State Bengals and Portland State Vikings face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown in the Big Sky Tournament at Centurylink Arena. Portland State defeated Idaho State 73-69 on February 26th. 

Khalid Thomas was the top player for Portland State scoring 27 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Tarik Cool was the top player for Idaho State scoring 14 points. 

Idaho State comes into this game with a 7-22 record overall and they have gone 11-16 against the spread. Idaho State has lost two games in a row including the last game against Southern Utah where they gave up 79 points. Idaho State is averaging 68.2 points while their defense is giving up 61.7 points per game. Guard Tarik Cool has been the top player for the Bengals averaging 12.2 points while shooting 41.4 percent from the field.

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On the other side of this matchup is the Portland State Vikings who sit with a 12-16 record overall and they have gone 14-12 against the spread. In the last game against Eastern Washington, the defense gave up 83 points and that led to the eight point defeat. Two games ago against Idaho, Portland won 79-68. Portland State is averaging 73.5 points while their defense is giving up 72.6 points per game. Khalid Thomas has been the top player for Portland State averaging 12.4 points while shooting 52.2 percent from the field. 

Idaho State is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games following an against the spread loss. Portland State is 0-4 against the spread in their last four games played on Wednesday. The over is 11-2 in Portland State’s last 13 games. The over is 4-1 in Portland State’s last five games following a straight up loss. 

Idaho State has done a good job of covering spreads, but Portland State has struggled to cover the spread on Wednesday. I expect Idaho State’s defense to be strong, and that is going to be the difference as they find success. Back Idaho State against the spread. In terms of the total it’s a lean to the under. 

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Shane’s Pick Idaho State -5

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