Eastern Washington Eagles vs. Idaho State Bengals - 3/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Idaho State Bengals (15-13) at Eastern Washington Eagles (16-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 9:05 pm (Reese Court)
The Line: Eastern Washington Eagles -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Washington Eagles host the Idaho State Bengals with both teams fighting for position in the Big Sky.
The Idaho State Bengals are fighting for their spot in the Big Sky and could be auditioning for a postseason invitation somewhere. The Bengals have split their last four contests after knocking off Montana State 76-69 Saturday as a one point favorite. ISU led by eight after 20 minutes and traded baskets the rest of the way behind a defense that allowed 40.6% shooting while countering at nearly 46% including a 10-23 effort on threes and 13 more free throws to negate 18 more Bobcat looks. Idaho State received a game high 31 points and six pulls from Ethan Telfair on 9-16 with Geno Luzcando scoring 14 points. Gary Chivichyan tossed in eleven points while Kyle Ingram chipped in with eight.
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The Eastern Washington Eagles are in a good spot in that they control their own fate with wins in their final two games guaranteeing they stay in the top four of the Big Sky. The Eagles were looking good seven straight wins before dropping back to back contests after a 66-62 defeat at Idaho Saturday as a 1.5 point road dog. EWU squandered a four point lead at the half with the Vandals sinking shots at 48% and the Eagles hitting at 43% for a difference of four field goals. Venky Jois paced the Eagles with 16 points and five yanks with Bogdan Bliznyuk adding 12 points and eight rebounds. Austin McBroom tossed in eleven points while Felix Von Hofe and Julian Harrell each netting eleven points.
The over is 9-2 in Idaho State last 11 Thursday games and Idaho State are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall while going 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Big Sky. The over is 13-3-1 in Eastern Washington last 17 Thursday games and is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings. The Eagles have blowout potential but I don’t like all the chalk…