Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Vikings and Bobcats. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Bobcats at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse in Bozeman, MT. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 147 points, and Montana State is favored by -3 vs. Portland State in a Big Sky conference matchup.

PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS VS MONTANA STATE BOBCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Montana State Bobcats -3

This game will be played at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse at 9:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE MONTANA STATE BOBCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Bobcats.
  • Not only will Montana State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Does Portland State Have What it Takes on the Road?

Portland State has a record of 16-11 overall, with a 5-9 record on the road and an 8-2 record at home. In terms of Portland State’s ATS performance, they currently hold a 12-12 record. Looking at their last five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.

In 27 games, Portland State comes in with an over/under mark of 11-13-0, with their games averaging 143.1 points per game. In their most recent three games, the Vikings’ over/under record is 1-1-1, with their games averaging 145 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Portland State offense tallied 83 points in a matchup against Northern Arizona. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50%, and they made 4 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Kaelen Allen, who holds an average of 12.3 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Isaiah Johnson is averaging 9.6 points per game this season.

At this time, the Vikings’ defense is positioned 159th in the country, permitting 71.4 points per game. In today’s game, the Portland State defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 68 points.

Can the Bobcats Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

As they prepare for their 27th game of the year, Montana State currently holds a record of 11-15. So far this season, all of the Bobcats’ games have been played on the road. Montana State’s ATS record stands at 10-13, which is below .500. Over their last ten games, Montana State has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

Through 26 games, Montana State has an over/under record of 13-10-0 with their games averaging a combined 147.1 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Bobcats’ over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 149 points per game.

The Montana State offense is coming off a game where they scored 69 points against Montana. They posted a field goal percentage of 46.2% and connected on 6 threes. The Montana State offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 24 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 35% of their looks from outside this season.

At present, the Bobcats’ defense is nationally ranked 242nd, allowing 74.7 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Montana State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.5% this season.