Idaho State Bengals at Portland State Vikings ATS Prediction 01/18/20

Posts AdminArticles, Basketball, College Basketball

The Idaho State Bengals (6-9, 3-3 BigSky) will be at The Viking Pavilion to clash with the Portland State Vikings (8-10, 2-4 BigSky) in a BigSky matchup. The game gets underway at 10:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Idaho State Bengals vs. Portland State Vikings Betting Odds

Both teams lost in their last matchup. The Vikings fell to the Montana Grizzlies, 85-70, while the Bengals were defeated by the Weber State Wildcats, 76-68.

Idaho State held Weber State to an offensive rebounding percentage of 11.8 (below their season average of 23.9) while Portland State had an offensive rebounding percentage of 45.0 (above their season average of 37.5). Rashaad Goolsby had a good outing for Portland State, finishing with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Idaho State, meanwhile, rallied around Chier Maker, who put up 16 points and 11 rebounds.

This series was highly contested last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. In the last game, the Vikings won 99-93. The Vikings’ offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest strength over the Bengals. Portland State had a rate of 41.7, while Idaho State posted a mark of 27.5. This will be the first meeting of the year between these two teams.

Portland State should be expected to protect the ball well in this contest. Portland State ranks 59th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.2 percent), while Idaho State forces the 65th-fewest turnovers (18.0 percent).

Idaho State at Portland State ATS Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Portland State, ATS Winner – Portland State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Idaho State ranks 55th in assists allowed per game (11.1) while Portland State ranks 241st (16.2).
  • The Bengals are second in the nation with 15.0 three pointers allowed per game while the Vikings are 18th with 17.7 three pointers allowed per game.
  • Portland State blocks 4.2 opponent shots per game, which ranks 55th in the nation. Idaho State ranks 61st in blocks allowed per game (3.0).
  • The Vikings rank 46th in steals per game (8.2) while the Bengals rank 210th (5.2).
  • Idaho State ranks 22nd in rebounds allowed per game (30.9) while Portland State ranks 150th (35.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Bengals have been outscored by an average of 6.6 points in their last five games. On the season, Idaho State has defeated opponents by an average of 0.2 points.
  • During their last five games, the Vikings have scored an average of 71.6 points per game (5.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 77.4 points per game (2.9 above their season average).