Eastern Washington @ Portland State
Current Records: Eastern Washington 6-6; Portland State 3-7
What to Know
The Portland State Vikings will be returning home after a two-game road trip. Portland State and the Eastern Washington Eagles will face off in a Big Sky battle at 10 p.m. ET Thursday at The Viking Pavilion. The Vikings have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with Eastern Washington and are hoping to record their first victory since Jan. 24 of 2019.
Portland State received a tough blow last Tuesday as they fell 81-62 to the Utah State Aggies. Portland State got double-digit scores from four players: forward Khalid Thomas (13), guard Paris Dawson (13), forward James Jean-Marie (13), and guard Marlon Ruffin (10).
Meanwhile, Eastern Washington was pulverized by the Texas Tech Red Raiders 78-46 last week. Guard Rylan Bergersen wasn’t much of a difference maker for the Eagles; Bergersen finished with ten points on 3-for-15 shooting in his 34 minutes on the court.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Vikings are expected to win a tight contest. But bettors beware: they are 0-3 against the spread when favored.
With the two teams each stumbling in off of a defeat, both will be hungry for the win. We’ll see which team satisfies their hunger and which team leaves with an empty stomach.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 10 p.m. ET
- Where: The Viking Pavilion — Portland, Oregon
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Vikings are a slight 1-point favorite against the Eagles, 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 1-point spread, and stayed right there.
Eastern Washington have won seven out of their last ten games against Portland State.
- Feb 15, 2020 – Eastern Washington 89 vs. Portland State 81
- Jan 04, 2020 – Eastern Washington 71 vs. Portland State 69
- Mar 02, 2019 – Eastern Washington 68 vs. Portland State 66
- Jan 24, 2019 – Portland State 78 vs. Eastern Washington 65
- Mar 08, 2018 – Eastern Washington 78 vs. Portland State 72
- Feb 03, 2018 – Portland State 94 vs. Eastern Washington 81
- Jan 04, 2018 – Eastern Washington 81 vs. Portland State 74
- Feb 04, 2017 – Eastern Washington 130 vs. Portland State 124
- Feb 20, 2016 – Portland State 107 vs. Eastern Washington 91
- Jan 28, 2016 – Eastern Washington 112 vs. Portland State 83