Who's Playing

Portland State @ Southern Utah

Current Records: Portland State 4-8; Southern Utah 9-5

What to Know

The Portland State Vikings haven't won a game against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds since Feb. 16 of 2019, but they'll be looking to end the drought on Monday. Portland State and Southern Utah will face off in a Big Sky battle at 9 p.m. ET at America First Event Center. The Vikings will be strutting in after a win while the Thunderbirds will be stumbling in from a defeat.

Portland State didn't have too much breathing room in their matchup with the Sacramento State Hornets this past Saturday, but they still walked away with a 67-62 victory.

Meanwhile, Southern Utah entered their contest against the Northern Colorado Bears three weeks ago without any home losses -- but there's a first time for everything. Southern Utah took a 91-81 hit to the loss column.

Portland State is the clear underdog, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 4-2 against the spread when expected to lose.

The Vikings' win brought them up to 4-8 while the Thunderbirds' loss pulled them down to 9-5. Portland State is 1-2 after wins this year, and Southern Utah is 2-2 after losses.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: America First Event Center -- Cedar City, Utah
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Thunderbirds are a big 10.5-point favorite against the Vikings, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 10.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Southern Utah and Portland State both have five wins in their last ten games.

  • Mar 06, 2021 - Southern Utah 73 vs. Portland State 54
  • Mar 04, 2021 - Southern Utah 68 vs. Portland State 58
  • Feb 08, 2020 - Southern Utah 85 vs. Portland State 57
  • Dec 30, 2019 - Southern Utah 83 vs. Portland State 81
  • Feb 16, 2019 - Portland State 78 vs. Southern Utah 69
  • Jan 17, 2019 - Southern Utah 83 vs. Portland State 69
  • Feb 22, 2018 - Portland State 96 vs. Southern Utah 91
  • Feb 23, 2017 - Portland State 93 vs. Southern Utah 86
  • Jan 14, 2017 - Portland State 88 vs. Southern Utah 77
  • Mar 05, 2016 - Portland State 88 vs. Southern Utah 86