Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. Portland State Vikings: 3/6/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on March 6, 2021

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds (18-3) visit the Portland State Vikings (8-11) as 2.5-point favorites after John Knight III racked up 26 points in the Thunderbirds 68-58 victory over Portland State. The matchup is at 3:05 PM ET on Saturday, March 6, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 146.

Betting Information

Southern Utah vs Portland State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Southern Utah -2.5 -114 -108 146 -109 -112 -151 124

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Computer picks for Southern Utah vs Portland State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Portland State (+2.5) Under (146) Southern Utah 73 Portland State 70

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Total Facts

  • The Thunderbirds and their opponents have combined for 146 points — this matchup’s point total — in 16 of 21 outings (76.2%) this year.
  • Portland State has played in six games this year (out of 19 total matchups — 31.6% of opportunities) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 146 points.
  • These teams average a combined 154.4 points per game, 8.4 more points than the over/under of 146 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 11 less points per game (135) than this matchup’s total of 146 points.
  • The Thunderbirds average point total in matchups this season is 153.9, 7.9 points higher than the total in this game.
  • The average over/under for Vikings games this year is 10.4 less points than the point total of 146 in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Thunderbirds record 84.8 points per game, 18.9 more points than the 65.9 the Vikings give up.
  • Southern Utah has a 10-0 record against the spread and a 17-2 record overall when scoring more than 65.9 points.
  • Portland State is 0-2 overall and 0-2 against the spread in games when it allows more than 84.8 points.
  • The Vikings put up an average of 69.6 points per game, just 0.5 more points than the 69.1 the Thunderbirds allow.
  • Portland State is 4-0 against the spread and 6-2 overall when it scores more than 69.1 points.
  • Southern Utah is 5-5 against the spread and 7-3 overall when it gives up more than 69.6 points.
  • The Thunderbirds have scored a total of 328 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 15.7 per game), and the Vikings have out-scored opponents by 70 points on the season (3.7 more per game).

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Southern Utah Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Southern Utah has been strong this season, posting a 10-5 record.
  • When favored by at least 2.5 points, the Thunderbirds have fared well against the spread, compiling a 6-3 record.
  • The Thunderbirds have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 4 times in 15 games this season.

Portland State Betting Information

  • Portland State has a winning record against the spread, going 9-7 ATS (covering 56.2% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 2.5-point underdogs, the Vikings have a record ATS of 3-2.
  • Portland State and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their games this season — 4 of 16 (25%).

Head to Head

Southern Utah vs Portland State (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/4/2021 Southern Utah -4.5 131 -235 +185 Regular Season 68-58 SUTAH
2/8/2020 Southern Utah -5.5 147 N/A N/A Regular Season 85-57 SUTAH
12/30/2019 Portland State -3 145.5 -153 +126 Regular Season 83-81 SUTAH
2/16/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-69 PORTST
1/17/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 83-69 SUTAH

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Southern Utah Leaders

  • The Thunderbirds scoring leader is Tevian Jones, who averages 17.3 per contest to go with 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
  • Maizen Fausett is Southern Utah’s leading rebounder, grabbing 7.0 per game, while John Knight III is its best passer, averaging 4.3 assists in each contest.
  • Jones hits more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Thunderbirds, knocking down shots from downtown at a clip of 2.5 per contest.
  • Knight is Southern Utah’s leader in steals, averaging 1.5 steals per game, while Ivan Madunic leads them in blocks with 0.8 per contest.

Portland State Leaders

  • James Scott racks up 13.5 points and tacks on 2.9 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Vikings’ leaderboards for those statistics.
  • Amari McCray is at the top of the Portland State rebounding leaderboard with 5.0 rebounds per game. He also scores 10.7 points and adds 0.3 assists per game.
  • Paris Dawson is dependable from three-point range and leads the Vikings with 1.5 made threes per game.
  • Portland State’s leader in steals is Scott with 1.6 per game, and its leader in blocks is Jacob Eyman with 1.3 per game.
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