Who's Playing

Montana State @ Portland State

Current Records: Montana State 13-5; Portland State 4-10

What to Know

The Montana State Bobcats won both of their matches against the Portland State Vikings last season (71-64 and 69-64) and are aiming for the same result this past Saturday. Montana State is on the road again this past Saturday and plays against Portland State at 10 p.m. ET Jan. 22 at The Viking Pavilion. The Bobcats should still be feeling good after a victory, while Portland State will be looking to get back in the win column.

Even if it wasn't a dominant performance, Montana State beat the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 89-84 this past Thursday.

Meanwhile, it was close but no cigar for Portland State as they fell 66-64 to the Montana Grizzlies this past Thursday.

Montana State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 3.5-point margin of victory. Those burned by picking them against the spread this past Thursday might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.

The Bobcats' win brought them up to 13-5 while the Vikings' loss pulled them down to 4-10. Montana State is 9-3 after wins this year, and Portland State is 3-6 after losses.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: The Viking Pavilion -- Portland, Oregon
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Bobcats are a 3.5-point favorite against the Vikings, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bobcats as a 4-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Portland State have won seven out of their last 12 games against Montana State.

  • Jan 16, 2021 - Montana State 69 vs. Portland State 64
  • Jan 14, 2021 - Montana State 71 vs. Portland State 64
  • Feb 20, 2020 - Portland State 87 vs. Montana State 77
  • Jan 11, 2020 - Portland State 77 vs. Montana State 76
  • Mar 09, 2019 - Portland State 84 vs. Montana State 80
  • Jan 03, 2019 - Montana State 98 vs. Portland State 88
  • Feb 10, 2018 - Portland State 80 vs. Montana State 77
  • Jan 11, 2018 - Portland State 93 vs. Montana State 74
  • Feb 16, 2017 - Montana State 92 vs. Portland State 90
  • Jan 21, 2017 - Montana State 71 vs. Portland State 65
  • Feb 04, 2016 - Portland State 83 vs. Montana State 68
  • Jan 09, 2016 - Portland State 77 vs. Montana State 70