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Portland State vs. Portland 12/5/2020 College Basketball Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Portland State takes on Portland on 12/5/2020 at 10:00PM.

Portland State and Portland face off in an regular season game for both teams as every game in this shortened College Basketball season with limited or no fans in attendance means more. Portland State has a record of )-) this season. Portland is 2-1 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

The Portland State Roster

The Players to Watch for Portland State

John Hall 6-7 215.0 Forward

John Hall sported a 7.5 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. Last season, he was a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. John Hall sported a -5.7 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

John Hall attempted 0.516% of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.263% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.495% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

Last season, when shots were missed, John Hall was certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like John Hall opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Monty Scott 6-5 185.0 Guard

Monty Scott had a 10.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. Last season, he was a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. Monty Scott sported a -0.5 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. He was an average contributor as far as his impact. He is not a major drag nor is he a major positive. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Monty Scott last season had 0.434% of his shots attempted from 3 point range Last season, he did not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.259% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Monty Scott shot 0.486% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

Last season, when shots were missed, Monty Scott was certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Ian Burke 6-5 185.0 Guard

Ian Burke sported a 10.7 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. Last season, he was a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. Ian Burke had a -3.2 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. He was not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Ian Burke attempted 0.772% of his shots from three point range. It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. He made 0.337% of his three point shots fired this season. Last season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Ian Burke shot 0.448% inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Ian Burke opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Amari McCray 6-9 304.0 Center

Amari McCray had a 20.9 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. Amari McCray had a -1.7 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. He was an average contributor as far as his impact. He is not a major drag nor is he a major positive. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Amari McCray last season had 0.0% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Amari McCray shot nan% from long range last season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Amari McCray shot 0.566% inside the perimeter. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

He was one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Amari McCray is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Kyle Greeley 6-5 185.0 Guard

Kyle Greeley had a 21.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. Kyle Greeley had a 1.1 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. Last season, he was a positive contributor for the team. Good things happened when he was on the floor. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Kyle Greeley last season had 0.411% of his shots attempted from 3 point range Last season, he did not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Kyle Greeley shot 0.351% from long range last season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. He made 0.679% of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Kyle Greeley opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Elijah Hardy 6-2 170.0 Guard

Elijah Hardy had a 4.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. Last season, he was a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. Elijah Hardy sported a -1.5 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. He was an average contributor as far as his impact. He is not a major drag nor is he a major positive. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Elijah Hardy last season had 0.508% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.152% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.438% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

Last season, when shots were missed, Elijah Hardy was certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

Elijah Hardy has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

The Portland Roster

The Players to Watch for Portland

Michael Henn 6-8 225 Forward

Michael Henn has a 11.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Michael Henn this season has 0.474% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.222% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.6% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

Michael Henn has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Michael Henn is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Eddie Davis 6-6 190 Forward

Eddie Davis sports a 9.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Eddie Davis attempted 0.182% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.5% of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Eddie Davis shot 0.5% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

Eddie Davis has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Eddie Davis is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Ahmed Ali 5-11 165 Guard

Ahmed Ali has a 24.3 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Ahmed Ali this season has 0.545% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.333% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.667% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Ahmed Ali has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Ahmed Ali is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Latrell Jones 6-5 175 Guard

Latrell Jones has a 8.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Latrell Jones this season has 0.409% of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.222% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.308% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Latrell Jones has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Isiah Dasher 6-3 175 Guard

Isiah Dasher has a 10.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Isiah Dasher this season has 0.192% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.2% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Isiah Dasher shot 0.476% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

This season, when shots were missed, Isiah Dasher is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Isiah Dasher has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Portland State vs. Portland Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Portland State 71 Portland 82

Spread Pick: Portland -1 -108 Pinnacle Sports
Total Pick: Over 152 -110 Pinnacle Sports