Northern Colorado vs. Eastern Washington - 12/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Washington Eagles (6-6) at Northern Colorado Bears (3-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Butler-Hancock Hall)
The Line: Northern Colorado Bears +5.5 -- Over/Under: 159 See the Latest Odds
The Northern Colorado Bears and the Eastern Washington Eagles face off on Thursday in college basketball action.
The Northern Colorado Bears are 3-9 this season and they have lost their last three games. Northern Colorado is averaging 71.8 points and they are shooting 43.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 86.2 points and their opponents are shooting 50.3 percent. Dallas Anglin leads the Bears averaging 18.3 points per game. Cameron Michael is averaging 16.8 points and 6.0 rebounds, Anthony Johnson is averaging 15.2 points, and Jordan Wilson is averaging 13.9 points. Northern Colorado simply can’t stop their opponents from scoring.
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The Eastern Washington Eagles are 6-6 this season and coming off of a win that ended a three game losing streak. EWU is averaging 72.9 points and they are shooting 46.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 78.6 points and their opponents are shooting 51.8 percent. Austin McBroom leads the Eagles averaging 18.6 points per game. Felix Von Hofe is averaging 15.9 points, Venky Jois is averaging 14.9 points and 8.1 rebounds, and Bogdan Bliznyuk is averaging 11.8 points and 5.3 rebounds. This is Eastern Washington’s fifth road game in a row.
Northern Colorado is 5-14 against the spread in their last 19 home games, 7-22-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 5-22-1 against the spread following a loss. Eastern Washington is 4-0 against the spread against the Big Sky, 5-2 against the spread following a win, and 4-9-1 against the spread on the road against a team with a losing home record. The underdog has covered the point spread in 10 of the last 12 meetings of these two.
Northern Colorado isn’t a good team so I will have to take EWU as a road favorite.