Halftime Report

Their last head-to-head back in January was close, and so far it looks like that's how Portland State and the Bobcats will finish this one. Sitting on a score of 37-36, Portland State has looked like the better team, but there's still one more half to play.

If Portland State keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 17-11 in no time. On the other hand, Montana State will have to make due with an 11-16 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

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Portland State Vikings @ Montana State Bobcats

Current Records: Portland State 16-11, Montana State 11-15

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Portland State has enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they'll head out on the road. They and the Montana State Bobcats will face off in a Big Sky battle at 9:00 p.m. ET on Thursday at Max Worthington Arena. Montana State took a loss in their last contest and will be looking to turn the tables on Portland State, who comes in off a win.

Last Saturday, the Vikings didn't have too much trouble with the Lumberjacks at home as they won 83-68.

Meanwhile, Montana State's recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Saturday after their fourth straight defeat. They found themselves the reluctant recipients of a 88-69 punch to the gut against the Grizzlies. Montana State found out winning isn't easy when you don't work as a unit and post ten fewer assists than your opponent.

The Vikings' win bumped their record up to 16-11. As for the Bobcats, their loss was their fourth straight on the road, which dropped their record down to 11-15.

Thursday's match is shaping up to be a scrappy game: Portland State have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 36.2 rebounds per game. It's a different story for Montana State, though, as they've been averaging only 30.4 rebounds per game. Given Portland State's sizable advantage in that area, the Bobcats will need to find a way to close that gap.

Portland State is hoping to beat the odds on Thursday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. For those looking to play the spread, take note: they are a solid 6-3 against the spread when playing as the underdogs on the road.


Montana State is a slight 2.5-point favorite against Portland State, 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 3-point favorite.

The over/under is 149.5 points.

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Series History

Montana State has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Portland State.

  • Jan 27, 2024 - Portland State 94 vs. Montana State 91
  • Feb 25, 2023 - Montana State 91 vs. Portland State 78
  • Jan 26, 2023 - Montana State 75 vs. Portland State 66
  • Feb 10, 2022 - Montana State 77 vs. Portland State 74
  • Jan 22, 2022 - Montana State 73 vs. Portland State 61
  • 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