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Portland State vs. Northern Arizona odds, line: 2021 Big Sky Tournament picks, predictions from proven model

The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 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 in Boise. The Lumberjacks are 5-15 on the season, while Portland State is 9-12. Portland State has won six of the last 10 head-to-head matchups between the two programs but they’ve split those 10 meetings against the spread.

This is the first matchup between the conference rivals this year. The Vikings are favored by six-points in the latest Portland State vs. Northern Arizona odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 130.5. Before entering any Northern Arizona vs. Portland State picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of over $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It has also returned over $400 on all top-rated college basketball picks this season. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Portland State vs. Northern Arizona. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Portland State vs. Northern Arizona:

  • Portland State vs. Northern Arizona spread: Portland State -6
  • Portland State vs. Northern Arizona over-under: 130.5 points
  • Portland State vs. Northern Arizona money line: Portland State -270, Northern Arizona +220

Featured Game | Portland State Vikings vs. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks

What you need to know about Portland State

Portland State fell 73-54 at home against Southern Utah on Sunday to wrap up its regular season. The Vikings shot just 36.4 percent from the floor while allowing their opponents to shoot a staggering 60 percent in the loss. James Scott did put up 17 points and five rebounds in the defeat and was one of the lone bright spots for Portland State on the day.

The former Kennesaw State and Temple transfer is averaging 13.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game so far this season and he’ll need to continue providing for the Vikings offensively for them to make a push in the 2021 Big Sky Tournament. Khalid Thomas (10.8 points per game) and Amari McCray (10.7 ppg) are also averaging in double-figures scoring this year and handle the bulk of the scoring inside.

What you need to know about Northern Arizona

Meanwhile, things couldn’t have gone much worse for Northern Arizona as it lost 92-62 two weeks ago against Southern Utah to end its season. Nik Mains did manage 19 points, four rebounds and two steals in the loss but leading scorer Cameron Shelton had a disappointing performance with seven points on 2-of-9 shooting. Shelton averaged 20.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game during the year and the Lumberjacks will need him to get back into form to be competitive this week.

A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Portland State has only been able to knock down 40.1 percent of its shots, which is the 26th lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. The Lumberjacks have experienced some struggles of their own as they have allowed their opponents to shoot 51.4 percent from the floor on average, which is the third highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball.

How to make Portland State vs. Northern Arizona picks

The model has simulated Portland State vs. Northern Arizona 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning over, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Portland State vs. Northern Arizona? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the Northern Arizona vs. Portland State spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its college basketball picks.