Betting on today's Vikings and Bobcats game? Catch the action at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse in Bozeman, MT, as the Bobcats hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. 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.

Do the Vikings Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

After playing a total of 27 games, Portland State has an overall record of 16-11. In away games, the Vikings have a 5-9 record, while they are 8-2 at home. As of today's game, Portland State holds a 12-12 ATS record. In terms of away games, the Vikings are sitting at 7-7 vs. the spread, while they are 5-5 at home.

Through 27 games, Portland State has an over/under record of 11-13-0 with their games averaging a combined 143.1 points per game so far. Looking at the Vikings' last three games, their over/under record is 1-1-1 with their games averaging 145 points per game.

Portland State's offense had a good outing, putting up 83 points against Northern Arizona. They achieved a 50% field goal percentage and went 21/30 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Vikings hold a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, placing them 339th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 271st in terms of percentage and 172nd in three-pointers made.

Portland State's defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.4 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.7 threes per game vs. Montana State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.6%.

Are Montana State Ready for a Home Win?

After 26 games, Montana State has a record of 11-15. The Bobcats have gone 3-9 away from home, while going 6-5 at home. Montana State's ATS performance heading into today's game sits at 10-13. Over their last five games, the team is 2-3 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 26 games, Montana State has an over/under record of 13-10-0, with their games averaging 147.1 points per game on average. The Bobcats have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 149 points per game.

Compared to their season average of 74.1 points per game, Montana State struggled in their previous game. Against Montana, the Bobcats scored 69 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.2%. On the offensive front, the Bobcats have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, ranking 128th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 63rd in terms of percentage and 73rd in three-pointers made.

At present, the Bobcats' defense is nationally ranked 242nd, allowing 74.7 points per game. The Montana State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 88 points and allowed Montana to connect on 13 threes.