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Boise State vs. Portland odds, line: 2019 college basketball picks, predictions for Dec. 23 from proven model

The Boise State Broncos will take on the Portland Pilots at 4:30 p.m. ET on Monday at Stan Sheriff Center as part of the 2019 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic. Portland is 8-5, while Boise State is 6-5. The Broncos are favored by 11 points in the latest Boise State vs. Portland odds, while the over-under is set at 137. Before entering any Portland vs. Boise State picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has crushed its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread the past three years, returning $2,770 to $100 players. Anybody who followed it during that span has seen huge returns.

Now, it has simulated Boise State vs. Portland 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 almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

Although neither team could take care of the ball — they combined for 35 turnovers — Georgia Tech prevailed over Boise State 74-60 on Sunday. Guard Justinian Jessup just could not get things rolling his way, finishing with only three points on 1-for-11 shooting in his 37 minutes on the court for the Broncos. The good news for Boise State is that help arrived for this tournament in the form of Oregon transfer Abu Kigab, who scored 17 points in the first game he was eligible. 

He should give Jessup and leading scorer Derrick Alston Jr. (20.7 ppg) some help on the offensive end going forward. Boise State is 6-4 against the spread overall and 4-2 against the number when favored this season. 

Portland, meanwhile, got off to a tough start in this tournament, losing 81-56 to Houston in its opener on Sunday. That was Portland’s second consecutive loss and its fourth loss in the last five overall against Division-I competition. The Pilots will lean on their high-scoring backcourt to try to keep this game within the spread. Guard Isaiah White is averaging 14.3 points per game, while JoJo Walker (11.8 ppg) and Malcolm Porter (10.3) are also contributing double-digit scoring. 

So who wins Boise State vs. Portland? And which side of the spread hits in nearly 70 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks

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