The Idaho State Bengals and the Portland State Vikings are set to square off in a Big Sky Tournament matchup at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Idaho Central Arena. The Bengals are 7-22 overall, while Portland State is 12-16. Portland State has dominated this series in recent years, winning eight of the last 10 meetings against the Bengals.
The Vikings are favored by 4.5 points in the latest Portland State vs. Idaho State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 135.5. Before entering any Idaho State vs. Portland State picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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- Portland State vs. Idaho State spread: Portland State -4.5
- Portland State vs. Idaho State over-under: 135.5 points
What you need to know about Portland State
The Vikings came up short against the Eastern Washington Eagles this past Saturday, falling 83-75. Forward Khalid Thomas had a strong showing in the loss, recording 26 points and 11 rebounds. For the season, Thomas is averaging 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.
The Vikings have won four of their last five games, and they're 8-4 against the spread in their last 12 outings. Portland State is also 4-1 in its last five games when playing as the favorite.
What you need to know about Idaho State
Meanwhile, Idaho State came up short against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds last Thursday, falling 79-71. AJ Burgin was the top scorer for Idaho State, finishing with 20 points. Tarik Cool leads the Bengals with 12.2 points per game this season. The senior guard recorded 14 points, six assists and three rebounds in his last meeting against Portland State.
The Bengals have lost four of their last five games, but they're 6-2 against the spread in their last eight contests.
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