Montana State Bobcats vs. Eastern Washington Eagles - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Washington Eagles (9-8) at Montana State Bobcats (7-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 9:05 pm (Worthington Arena)
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The Eastern Washington Eagles will travel to play the Montana State Bobcats in a Big Sky game on Thursday.
The Montana State Bobcats are 7-11 (2-4) and are coming off of a loss to Northern Colorado by a score of 78-76. Montana State has lost 3 games in a row and is currently tied for 9th in the Big Sky standings. Montana State is averaging 75.7 points per game while giving up 80.4 points per game. Montana State is also averaging 37.6 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game. Tyler Hall is averaging 17.8 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game for Montana State. Marcus Colbert is averaging 16.3 points per game and 5.3 assists per game for the Bobcats. Montana State is shooting 67.7% on free throws, 37.8% on three-pointers, and 43.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Eastern Washington Eagles are 9-8 (3-2) and are coming off of a win against Northern Arizona by a score of 96-73. Eastern Washington has won 3 games in a row and is sitting tied for 3rd in the Big Sky standings. Eastern Washington is averaging 82.1 points per game while giving up 76.6 points per game. Eastern Washington is also averaging 32.8 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game. Austin McBroom is averaging 19.4 points per game and 3.4 assists per game for Eastern Washington. Venky Jois is averaging 16.3 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game for the Eagles. Eastern Washington is shooting 67.2% on free throws, 39.9% on three-pointers, and 49.6% on all field goal attempts.
Eastern Washington is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 conference games. Eastern Washington is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The over is 7-0 in Eastern Washington’s last 7 Thursday games. Montana State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The under is 4-1 in Montana State’s last 5 games. Eastern Washington is 10-1-2 ATS in these two teams last 13 meetings.
Montana State really struggles on defense, giving up over 80 points per game. Eastern Washington has a solid offense that is averaging over 82 points per game. Montana State has the rebounding advantage in this matchup, while Eastern Washington is the better shooting team. I am picking Eastern Washington in this game.