Free CBB Hoops Pick: Bears vs Vikings Odds
Looking for Northern Colorado Bears vs. Portland State Vikings free plays? CBB betting sees the Bears taking on the Vikings on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the Reno Events Center, in Reno, Nevada. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions.
10-20 (0-1 N) Northern Colorado Bears vs. Portland State Vikings 12-17 (0-0 N)
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM ET
Venue: Reno Events Center, Reno, Nevada
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Vikings -3.5
CBB Betting Total: (Open 166)
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The first round of the Big Sky tournament gets underway as the Northern Colorado Bears and Portland State Vikings go at it on Tuesday afternoon.
This will feature the 8 and 9 teams in the conference, meaning not much separates these two on the court or on paper.
Northern Colorado Bears
The Bears won just 10 games during the regular season, but they did a majority of their damage in conference play.
Northern Colorado won 7 games in the conference, which was good enough for the 9 seed. The bad news for the Bears is that they really limped toward the end of the season.
The Bears won just 2 of their last 9 games on the season as they saw themselves continuously slip in the standings. One of those losses came against Portland State in an 89-86 home defeat.
Northern Colorado comes into this one averaging 73.2 points per game while conceding 81.4. They’ve been a negative for backers on the season, going just 12-16 ATS.
Portland State Vikings
Portland State used that win over Northern Colorado late in the season to jump ahead of them in the standings and capture the 8th seed in the conference.
Still, they have just 12 wins overall and 8 of them came in the Big Sky.
Unlike their counterparts, the Vikings come into this one hot. Portland State capped their Big Sky conference play off with wins in 4 of their last 5 games.
In tournaments like this, coming in hot really gives teams a major advantage. The Vikings scoring 76.1 points per game and that is a generous number considering just how good their offense really is.
Portland State went 11-12-1 ATS this season.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Bears are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games.
- Bears are 10-21-1 ATS in their last 32 vs. Big Sky.
- Bears are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games following a ATS win.
- Vikings are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
- Vikings are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Vikings are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.
Free Northern Colorado Bears vs. Portland State Vikings CBB Prediction:
On paper, these teams are quite the same. A lot of offense, but really no defense.
Expect this game to be won with some clutch stops down the stretch. Whoever can step up and force turnovers late in the game, will get the edge as it can be expected this game is close throughout.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Vikings -3.5
With the difference in finishes during the regular season, give Portland State the edge here.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Portland State 79- Northern Colorado 73
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