Portland State vs. Eastern Washington - 1/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Washington Eagles (12-4) at Portland State Vikings (8-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Peter W Stott Center)
The Line: Portland State Vikings +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Washington Eagles and Portland State Vikings play Thursday at the Stott Center.
The Eastern Washington Eagles have won four straight games and play their ninth true road game. On the season, Eastern Washington is averaging 76.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting and is allowing 72.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Tyler Harvey is averaging 23.2 points and 2.7 assists while Venky Jois is averaging 18.9 points and 7.8 rebounds. Ognjen Miljkovic is the third player averaging double-digit points and Drew Brandon is grabbin 6.7 rebounds. The Eastern Washington Eagles are an elite offensive team with five players averaging at least 7.1 points while they’re shooting 72.3 percent from the line and 41.1 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Eastern Washington is allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and has given up 76 or more points in seven of its last eight games.
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The Portland State Vikings have split their last eight games and look for their third conference win. On the season, Portland State is averaging 68.7 points on 40.1 percent shooting and is allowing 75.3 points on 48.3 percent shooting. DaShaun Wiggins is averaging 15.7 points and 3.9 rebounds while Braxton Tucker is averaging 11.6 points and 5.8 rebounds. Gary Winston is dishing 3.5 assists and Tiegbe Bamba is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Portland State Vikings have five players averaging double-digit points while they’re shooting 73.6 percent from the line and 38.1 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Portland State is allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 73 or more points in seven of its last 10 games.
The Eagles are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Vikings are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Eagles are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Portland State and 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall.
Portland State is capable of putting the ball in the hoop with Eastern Washington and is at home. Bottom line is that neither one of these squads plays much defense, so the best bet would probably taking the points and the home team.