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Gonzaga vs Portland State Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Vikings Looking for Help From Hometown Crowd

Gonzaga Coming Off Impressive Win

Both teams should have plenty of life in their legs. Portland State hasn’t played in nearly a week.

The Vikings suffered one of their two losses against Portland out of the West Coast Conference and now comes a showdown with perennial WCC power Gonzaga in the Phil Knight Legacy matchup.

Gonzaga vs Portland State Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks
Drew Timme #2 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs - Robert Johnson/Getty Images/AFP

Gonzaga opened a few eyes with the ease with which they dispatched Kentucky last Sunday.

Gonzaga has failed to cover in three of the last four games when the Las Vegas odds list the Bulldogs as a 28½-point favorite. The last time Portland State was more than a 20-point underdog came in an 85-51 loss to Iowa a season ago.

According to the college basketball playoff odds, Gonzaga (+325) is tied with Kentucky for the second-best odds to reach the Final Four. Only Houston (+200) has better odds.

Gonzaga is fifth in the coaches poll and sixth in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, dropping from No. 2 after a 19-point loss to Texas on Nov 16.

Gonzaga’s Drew Timme (+800) is second in the odds to win the Wooden Award as the national player of the year.

Let’s check the latest college basketball odds, stats, injury reports and college basketball lines for Gonzaga vs Portland State. We’ve plenty of NCAA basketball odds for you to consider.

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Transfers Producing for Portland State

Portland State is not the first to use the transfer portal to improve the roster. However, not many teams’ top four scorers played elsewhere during the 2021-22 season.

UTEP transfer Jorell Saterfield leads Portland State with an average of 17.5 points per game. Cameron Parker, who had stops at Sacred Heart and Montana, is contributing 14 points and 5.5 assists. Hunter Woods (Elon) and Isiah Kirby (Southeast Louisiana) are combining for 25 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3.1 steals per game.

The quartet combined for 61 points in a 79-66 win over Oregon State out of the Pac-12 on Nov 19. Bobby Harvey, who spent the last two seasons at IUPUI, is another transfer playing a key role.

Thirteen of Portland State’s last 19 games went over the Las Vegas odds total.

Gonzaga Not a One-Player Team

When the Gonzaga program gets mentioned over the last few years, the attention is understandably focused on All-American forward Drew Timme.

However, a 16-point win over national title contender Kentucky proved that he has plenty of help.

Timme had his usual impactful performance with 22 points and seven rebounds in the 86-72 win. Rasir Bolton and Julian Strawther also hit the 20-point mark. Bolton had 24 points and four 3-pointers, while Strawther finished with 20 points and 14 rebounds.

Strawther came into the game averaging 14 points and 6.7 rebounds, while Bolton averaged 9.7 points over the first three contests.

Bolton averaged just over 12 points against ranked teams in the regular season during the 2021-22 campaign, while Strawther put up 12 points and 5.9 rebounds against ranked foes a season ago.

Gonzaga has covered against the college basketball betting lines in only two of its last five games.

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Gonzaga vs Portland State Head-to-Head

The matchup in the Phil Knight Legacy event is the first between the teams since 2008.

Portland State won the game 77-70 as a 21-point underdog. It was the fourth time in a row that Portland State covered against the Bulldogs.

Gonzaga won the previous five meetings and this is the first game in a row when Gonzaga is favored by at least 20 points against the Vikings.

Gonzaga vs Portland State Game Information

  • Game: Gonzaga Bulldogs (3-1) vs Portland State Vikings (2-2)
  • Location: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
  • Day/Time: Friday, Nov. 25, 12:30 a.m. ET
  • Gonzaga vs Portland State Live stream: TBS.com

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Gonzaga vs Portland State Picks & Prediction

Both the Vikings and Bulldogs are coming off strong performances, but with no recent history between the teams, it is hard to know what to expect.

Portland State is in the top 25 in the country in fast break points per game and averages nearly 90 points per game. Gonzaga is putting up 82.5 points and shooting 53.3% against tougher competition, so this could be a fast-paced affair.

The total has gone over in six of Gonzaga’s last eight games as well as in 10 of Portland State’s last 13 games when listed as the underdog. Gonzaga should be able to take care of business. However, the Vikings should be able to cover as 28½-point underdogs.

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