San Francisco Dons vs. Eastern Washington Eagles - 12/11/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Washington Eagles (7-1) at San Francisco Dons (5-3)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 10:00 pm (War Memorial Gymnasium)
The Line: San Francisco Dons -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
War Memorial Gymnasium and the San Francisco Dons welcome the Eastern Washington Eagles to town.
The Eastern Washington Eagles are trying to make a name for themselves in the early going with a 7-1 record which includes a road win against Indiana. The high scoring Eagles are averaging 85 points and need some scoring to down Seattle 87-75 on the road to run their winning streak to four games. EWU jumped to a 19 point lead after 20 minutes as they sank half their shots while going 21-27 from the foul line. The Redhawks couldn't keep up with their 40.6% from the field in an otherwise competitive boxscore. Venky Jois was unstoppable with 38 points and seven boards on 13-18 with Tyler Harvey tossing in 18. Ognjen Miljkovic added 14 points while Drew Brandon contributed five points, 12 rebounds and eleven helpers.
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The experts claim the San Francisco Dons will be a middle of the row team in the West Coast which is no surprise given this is a very top heavy conference which means cracking the top four is never easy for the rest of the conference. Not surprising is the Dons can score the basketball at 75 points that is combining with a D that is allowing 62 points which is surprising. SF put everything together in an 85-54 rout of Houston Baptist held to a mere 31% from the field while San Francisco burned the nets at 55.6% with an 8-14 mark from long range and 27 makes at the stripe. Devin Watson came off the bench to score 14 points with Mark Tollefson and Tim Dersen tossing in 12 points while Kruize Pinkens added eleven points.
The Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games while going 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. EWU are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Dons are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big Sky and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a SU win of more than 20 points. San Francisco are 25-7 ATS in their last 32 Thursday games and are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win. This one has the potentisl to be high scoring and I see a pretty even match up in that regard so I'll back the points...