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    The No. 8 seed Northern Colorado Bears (11-19, 6-12 Big Sky) are favored by three points in the Big Sky Tournament over the No. 7 seed Portland State Vikings (12-18, 6-11 Big Sky). The teams will hit the court Saturday at 10:00 PM, with the winner moving closer to a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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    How do I watch Bears vs. Vikings?

    • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
    • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
    • Location: Boise, Idaho
    • Arena: Idaho Central Arena

    Betting Lines for Bears vs. Vikings

    Northern Colorado vs Portland State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Northern Colorado -3 159

    Northern Colorado Betting Stats & Information

    • Northern Colorado has a 9-6 record in games when it was listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 60% of those games).
    • The Bears are 5-2 (winning 71.4% of their games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -162 or shorter.
    • The Bears are 12-17-0 against the spread this season.
    • When they have played as at least 3-point underdogs this year, the Vikings are 6-9 against the spread.
    • Northern Colorado’s average point total in outings this season is 150.5, 8.5 points below the total in this game.

    Portland State Betting Stats & Info

    • Portland State has won five, or 25%, of the 20 games it has played as underdogs this season.
    • The Vikings have entered 15 games this season as the underdog by +135 or more and is 3-12 in those contests.
    • The Vikings are 10-17-1 against the spread this year.
    • In games they have played as at least 3-point underdogs this season, the Vikings are 6-9 against the spread.
    • The average point total for Portland State this year is 7.7 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

    Northern Colorado vs. Portland State Season Stat Comparison

    Northern Colorado Rank Northern Colorado AVG Portland State AVG Portland State Rank
    138th 73.3 Points Scored 76.1 76th
    344th 77.2 Points Allowed 75.2 319th
    283rd 29.9 Rebounds 28.1 341st
    331st 6.3 Off. Rebounds 7.7 253rd
    70th 8.4 3pt Made 7.5 174th
    293rd 11.7 Assists 13.9 120th
    139th 11.5 Turnovers 11.8 169th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Northern Colorado Bears Leaders

    • Dalton Knecht leads the Bears in scoring and rebounding, putting up 20.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
    • Northern Colorado’s best passer is Matt Johnson, who averages 3.5 assists per game to go with his 12.1 PPG scoring average.
    • The Bears get the most three-point shooting production out of Knecht, who knocks down 2.5 threes per game.

    Portland State Vikings Leaders

    • Cameron Parker averages 18 points and adds 6.1 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Vikings’ leaderboards for those statistics.
    • Hunter Woods is at the top of the Portland State rebounding leaderboard with five rebounds per game. He also racks up 9.9 points and adds 1.2 assists per game.
    • Jorell Saterfield knocks down 2.1 three-pointers per game, the most on the Vikings.

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