Portland State Vikings vs. Weber State Wildcats Free Prediction 02/29/20

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The Portland State Vikings (15-14, 9-8 BigSky) will be at the Dee Events Center to challenge the Weber State Wildcats (11-16, 7-9 BigSky) in a BigSky matchup. Action starts at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Portland State Vikings at Weber State Wildcats ATS Odds

Both teams beat their last opponent. The Wildcats defeated the Southern Utah Thunderbirds 82-71, while the Vikings beat the Idaho State Bengals 89-76. Portland State’s 14.8 turnover percentage was their largest advantage over Idaho State, who had a rate of 27.0. The Vikings’ mark was better than their season average of 14.9, while the Bengals’ was above their season average of 17.9. Weber State, meanwhile, was effective at getting and making free throws. The Wildcats made 23 of their 25 free throws (92.0 percent), while the Thunderbirds were 17-23 (73.9 percent). Cody John had a solid outing for Weber State with 28 points and eight rebounds. Sal Nuhu played well for Portland State, finishing with 15 points and 11 rebounds. In their first matchup this year, Nuhu led the Vikings to a 92-76 win. He recorded a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Portland State’s rebounding was their largest strength. The Vikings had 20 offensive rebounds and 47 total rebounds, while the Wildcats had seven and 28, respectively. The productive offense of Portland State will square off against the mid-tier defense of Weber State. The Vikings rank 56th in offensive efficiency, while the Wildcats are 221st in defensive efficiency. The Vikings should have the advantage on that side of the ball.

Portland State Vikings at Weber State Wildcats Betting Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • Portland State ranks 15th in steals per game (8.8) while Weber State ranks 202nd (5.3).
  • The Wildcats rank 29th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Vikings rank 125th (3.5).
  • Weber State ranks 184th in three pointers attempted per game (21.1) while Portland State ranks 244th (18.9).
  • The Vikings rank 99th in rebounds per game (36.8) while the Wildcats rank 274th (31.5).
  • Portland State ranks 125th in assists per game (13.3) while Weber State ranks 233rd (11.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Wildcats have scored an average of 65.6 points per game (3.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.2 points per game (0.5 above their season average).
  • The Vikings’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.6, up from 2.8 for the season.