Portland State Vikings vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds 1/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Portland State Vikings vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds 1/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Portland Stae Vikings and the Southern Utah Thunderbirds will meet in Big Sky action on Monday at 9:00 pm ET at the America First Events Center in Cedar City, Utah.  The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are tied for second in Big Sky at 3-1 and 9-5 overall while the Portland State Vikings are seventh-place at 2-2 and 4-8 overall.  

 

The Portland State Vikings snapped their five-game losing streak when they defeated the Sacramento State Hornets last Saturday at 67-62.  Jacob Eyman led in scoring with 14 points.  Khalid Thomas scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, his second straight double-double this season.  Ezekiel Alley also scored 13 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steal off the bench.

 

Portland shot 42.6%, made 3 of 15 from beyond the arc, and 80% in free throws.  The Vikings edged the Hornets in rebounding at 35-33.  The Vikings forced the Hornets to turnover the ball 14 times compared to 8 of their own.   

 

After 12 games, Portland recorded an average of 68 ppg which is tied for 298th, 39.6 rebounds per game which is 52nd, and 12 assists per game which is tied for 319th in NCAA Men’s Basketball.  James Jean-Marie leads Portland State with 12.9 ppg, 9.8 rpg, and 49% FG.  Ezekiel Alley is the leader with 3.2 assists per game.  Khalid Thomas leads with 1.8 steals while Jacob Eyman leads with 0.8 blocks per game.

 

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Portland State Vikings vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Predictions 1/17/2022

 

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds look to rebound from their 91-81 loss against the Northern Colorado Bears last January 1.  Maizen Fausett scored a season-high 21 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. 

 

John Knight III had 14 points and 9 assists while Aanen Moody added 14 points.  The Thunderbirds shot 44.4%, was 40.7% in three points, and only made 14 of 25 free throws.  The Thunderbirds were outrebounded 39-38.  Both teams committed 11 turnovers.   

 

As a team, Southern Utah is averaging 78.4 ppg points which is 49th.  Their 41.6 rebounds is top 20.  The 12.1 assists per game is 318th in the league.  John Knight III leads Southern Utah in offense with 15.4 ppg, 4 assists, 1.9 steals per game, and in shooting at 57.9%.  Maizen Fausett leads in rebounds at 8.6 per game while Jason Spurgin leads with 0.7 blocks per game. 

 

Portland State Vikings vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds. The NCAAB pick is the Southern Utah Thunderbirds.  Southern Utah is the better team overall.  Southern Utah is averaging 43.9% in shooting compared to only 39.4% from Portland State. 

 

The Thunderbirds dominated the Vikings in offense with 78.4 ppg vs 68.  The 10-point deficit in the offense will be too much to handle for a struggling Portland State team.  Taking the win at home is the Southern Utah Thunderbirds with a final score prediction of 77-65.

 

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Portland State Vikings vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds 1/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 9:00 P.M. ET

 

Location: America First Events Center, Cedar City, Utah

 

Date: Monday, January 17, 2022

 

TV: ESPN+

 

NCAAB ODDS: Southern Utah Thunderbirds -10.5

 

NCAAB TOTALS: 140.5

 

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