Idaho State vs. Eastern Washington - 1/12/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Washington Eagles (10-6) at Idaho State Bengals (3-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 9:05 pm (Holt Arena)
The Line: Idaho State Bengals +1.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5 See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Washington Eagles look to continue their college basketball run at the Idaho State Bengals.
The Eastern Washington Eagles are looking for real but I’m going to reserve judgment for a few more weeks. The Eagles fell to 10-6 with their two game winning streak ending in a 99-65 rout to visiting Washington as a 2.5 point favorite Saturday.The Grizzlies held a 42%-40% shooting edge but the decisive advantage was Montana led EWU 16-7 at the charity stripe. Bogdan Blizyuk led the Eagles attack with a contest best 21 points, six pulls and six assists on 9-23 with Jesse Hunt and Jacob Wiley combining for 18 points with Wiley hauling in 14 points but the Eagles could have used more scoring options.
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It’s difficult to predict what the future holds for the Idaho State Bengals who have just two victories to their credit. The Bengals have lost six of seven as a 7.5 point underdog following an 80-63 defeat at Montana State. ISU fell behind by 13 after 20 minutes and were never able to make a significant comeback. The bottom line was the 37% shooting of State couldn’t compete with Bobcats 50% marksmanship which resulted in a difference of ten field goals Ethan Telfair paced Idaho State with 16 points with 15 points and five yanks coming from Novak Topalovic while Brandon Boyd and Geno Luzcando combined for 21 points.
Eastern Washington are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and the over is 40-18-1 in Eastern Washington last 59 games as a favorite. Idaho State are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 home games and the under is 19-7 in Idaho State last 26 games as an underdog while the over is 48-23 in Idaho State last 71 home games.
Line is so fishy I want to break out my fishing rod…