Idaho vs. Eastern Washington - 3/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Washington Eagles (17-14) at Idaho Vandals (20-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 11:05 pm (Reno Events Center)
The Line: Idaho Vandals +2.5 -- Over/Under: 143 See the Latest Odds
The Idaho Vandals and the Eastern Washington Eagles face off on Thursday in Big Sky college basketball tournament action.
The Idaho Vandals are 20-11 this season and they won six of their last seven games to end the season. Idaho is averaging 67.2 points per game and they are shooting 42.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.1 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Victor Sanders leads the Vandals averaging 16 points per game. Perrion Callandret is averaging 13.6 points, Chad Sherwood is averaging 8.0 points, and Ty Egbert is averaging 7.2 points. Idaho is 12-6 in Big Sky games this season.
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The Eastern Washington Eagles are 17-14 this season and they are coming off of a blowout win over Northern Arizona to land in this game. Eastern Washington is averaging 79.9 points per game and they are shooting 48.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 77.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Austin McBroom leads the Eagles averaging 21.3 points per game. Venky Jois is averaging 16.7 points and 8.8 rebounds, Felix Von Hofe is averaging 12.6 points, and Bogdan Bliznyuk is averaging 12.3 points and 6.7 rebounds. Eastern Washington is 11-8 in Big Sky games this season.
Idaho is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 2-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 5-1-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Eastern Washington is 13-3-1 against the spread in their last 17 neutral site games, 5-1 against the spread following a win, and 1-4 against the spread in their last four games. The underdog is 5-2-1 against the spread in the last eight meetings of these two teams.
We have a classic case of the wrong team being favored and Idaho is the play here.