Eastern Washington vs. Idaho Big Sky Tournament - 3/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Idaho Vandals (13-16) at Eastern Washington Eagles (23-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Dahlberg Arena)
The Line: Eastern Washington Eagles -6.5 -- Over/Under: 162.5 See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Washington Eagles and the Idaho Vandals face off on Thursday in Big Sky conference college basketball action.
The Eastern Washington Eagles finished the regular season at 23-8 and they tied for first place in the Big Sky conference standings. EWU is averaging 80.5 points and they are shooting 47.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 73.3 points and their opponents are shooting 44.6 percent. Tyler Harvey leads the Eagles averaging 22.9 points per game. Venky Jois is averaging 17.1 points and 7.6 rebounds, Ognjen Milijkovic is averaging 10.2 points, and Drew Brandon is averaging 9.7 points and 7.3 rebounds. Eastern Washington is 14-4 in the Big Sky and this is their first neutral site game of the year.
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The Idaho Vandals finished the regular season at 13-16 and they tied for seventh place in the Big Sky standings. Idaho is averaging 76.5 points and they are shooting 46.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.1 points and their opponents are shooting 44.6 percent. Connor Hill leads the Vandals averaging 16.1 points per game. Mike Scott is averaging 14.2 points and 5.3 assists, Sekou Wiggs is averaging 11.7 points, and Arkadiy Mkrtychyan is averaging 8.8 points. Idaho is 8-10 in the Big Sky and 0-1 in neutral site games.
Eastern Washington is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 11-5 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 9-4 against the spread in Thursday games. Idaho is 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, 13-4 against the spread following a loss, and 10-3 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog is 4-0-1 against the spread in the last five meetings of these two.
The total is set at 162 and I like the over for my free pick. Be sure to chack out my stronger play on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.