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#867 Idaho 151 vs.
#868 Portland State -10.5
Monday, February 17, 2020 at 10:05pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Idaho Vandals vs Portland State Vikings

Where: Viking Pavilion, Portland, OR

When: Monday, February 17, 10:05 PM. ET.

The Portland State Vikings will be trying to bounce back from their loss to Eastern Washington when they take on the Idaho Vandals on Monday night.

Vandals going For Second Consecutive Win

The Vandals were able to snap their two-game losing streak with a win over Eastern Washington in their last game and will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Vikings, which will give them their second win in a row and third win in their last five games.

Idaho hasn’t played well offensively, averaging 66 points per game. The team is shooting 44 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range. They finished with 74 points in their last game and will need another good offensive performance if they want to pick up the win.

Trevon Allen led the way for the Vandals with 32 points, 11 rebounds, and seven steals. Ja'Vary Christmas finished with 11 points and six rebounds, while Damen Thacker added 11 points and two rebounds for the Vandals.

Idaho has also had problems defensively and is giving up 70.5 points per game. They gave up 71 points per game in their last game and will need to do a better job on the defensive end if they want to beat the Vikings.

Vikings Going For Third Win In Five Games

The Vikings have alternated between wins and losses in their last four games. They were defeated at home by Eastern Washington in their last game and will try to bounce back with a win over the Vandals, which will give them their third win in their last five games.

Portland State is one of the best offensive teams in the country. The team is averaging 77.2 points per game on 44 percent shooting from the field and 32 percent from three-point range. They finished with 81 points in their last game and will need to keep playing well offensively if they want to beat the Vandals.

Matt Hauser led the way for the Vikings with 24 points, five assists, and four steals. Holland Woods finished with 18 points, four assists, and six steals, while Sal Nuhu added nine points, four rebounds, and four steals for the Vikings.

Portland State hasn’t played well defensively, giving up 75.7 points per game. They gave up 89 points in their last game and will a significantly better effort to give themselves a chance to win this game.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Vikings are a good offensive team, averaging 77.2 points per game. They have played better at home, averaging 83.6 points per game, but they will have a hard time scoring against the Vandals, who are giving up 69.3 points per game on the road. Idaho has struggled offensively, averaging 66 points per game. Even though they are averaging 69.3 points per game on the road, they won’t have any trouble scoring against the Vikings, who are giving up 75.7 points per game and 82 points per game in their last five games, because they are shooting the ball well at the moment, especially from three-point range where they have made 43.5 percent of their shots over their last three games. With the Vikings winning six of their last two games against the Vikings, Idaho is the best bet.

Prediction: Idaho Vandals

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Vikings haven’t played well defensively, especially in their last five games, giving up 82 points per game. Despite their defensive struggles, they held the Vandals to 72 points in their first meeting and will hold them under 75 points again in this game because Idaho isn’t a very good offensive team, averaging 65.9 points per game on the road. The Vikings have done well offensively, averaging 83.6 points per game at home. However, they will also be held under 75 points in this game because the Vandals do play well defensively on the road, holding opponents to 69.3 points per game, which will help keep the score under the total. The Vandals and Vikings have played under the total in six of their last 10 meetings.

Prediction: Under

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Vandals will cover the first half spread because they have outplayed the Vikings in the first half of their last three games, averaging 35.7 points per game while the Vikings average 33 points per game.

Prediction: Idaho Vandals

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The Vandals and Vikings are averaging 68.7 combined points per game the first half of their last three games and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.