Planning on watching today's Vikings and Vandals game? Catch the action at ICCU Arena in Moscow, ID, as the Vandals hosts this showdown at 5:00 ET on ESPN+. The Vikings are favored in this Big Sky conference showdown. The game's over/under is currently at 139.5 points.


The Pick: Idaho Vandals +4.5

This game will be played at ICCU Arena at 5:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-67 in favor of the Vandals.
  • Not only will Idaho pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.

Will the Vikings Defense Show Up on the Road?

After playing 13 games, Portland State currently holds a 9-4 record. On the road, the Vikings are 4-4, while at home they are 3-0. Against the spread, Portland State holds a record of 6-5 thus far this season. In their last ten games, Portland State has gone 1-3 when it comes to covering the spread.

Portland State's games have, on average, featured 140.9 points per game leading to an over/under record of 4-7-0. Their average over/under line is currently 146.1 points so far. The Vikings have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 142 points per game.

In their latest game, Portland State offense put up 57 points against Eastern Washington. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 40% and made 4 threes. Isaiah Johnson is leading the team in scoring at 10.3 points per contest. Kaelen Allen has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 10.2 going into the game.

Currently, the Vikings' defense holds the 106th rank in the nation, allowing 68.8 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.4 threes per game vs. Idaho. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 28.4%.

Can the Vandals Lock in a Home Win?

The Vandals come into today's game against Portland State with a season record of 7-6. When playing on the road, Idaho has a 2-4 record, while at home they are 3-2. As Idaho enters today's game, their ATS record stands at 5-5-1. Over their last five matchups, the team is 2-2-1 vs. the spread.

After 13 games, Idaho has an over/under record of 5-5-1, with their games averaging a combined 140.4 points per game so far. When analyzing the Vandals' last five games, they have produced a combined average of 134 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

In their most recent game, the Idaho offense concluded with only 61 points against Sacramento State. Throughout the game, they made 7/21 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 40.4%. The top scorer for the Vandals was Quinn Denker with 21 points, while Julius Mims also chipped in with 18 points.

At present, the Vandals' defense is nationally ranked 101st, allowing 68.5 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Idaho's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 36.9% this season.