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San Francisco vs. Eastern Washington - 12/7/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Eastern Washington Eagles (3-5) at San Francisco Dons (4-3)

College Basketball: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:00 pm (War Memorial Gymnasium)

The Line: San Francisco Dons -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: https://watchstadium.com/network/wcc-network/

The Eastern Washington Eagles will travel to War Memorial Gymnasium to take on the San Francisco Dons this Thursday night in College Basketball action. 

The Eastern Washington Eagles lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 3-5 on the season after being defeated by the Seattle Redhawks, 84-65, this past Sunday. Eastern Washington didn’t have many answers on the defensive end for the Redhawks and couldn’t fight back after trailing by a 43-30 margin at halftime. Eastern Washington allowed Seattle to shoot 50.9% from the field and 52.9% (9-17) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Eagles was Benas Griciunas who had 7 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks, and a steal. On the season, Eastern Washington is averaging 70.1 ppg on 39.7% shooting from the field. The Eagles are averaging 7.8 three-pointers per game on 29.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Eastern Washington has been led by Bogdan Bliznyuk (14.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.4 apg), Jacob Davison (9.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg), Luka Vulikic (7.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.5 apg), and Ty Gibson (6.9 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.0 apg). Defensively, Eastern Washington is allowing their opponents to average 73.9 ppg on 43.4% shooting from the field. The Eagles have a rebound margin of -2.9 and a turnover margin of 1.4. 

San Francisco vs. Eastern Washington - 12/7/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Francisco Dons snapped their 2-game losing streak and improved to 4-3 on the season after defeating the Central Arkansas Bears, 78-76, this past Monday night. The Dons held a 62-52 lead with 8:50 left in regulation and held off a late Central Arkansas run to pick up the victory. San Francisco shot just 38.1% from the field, however, did outrebound the Bears by a 43-30 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Dons was Jordan Ratinho who had 17 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal. On the season, San Francisco is averaging 71.4 ppg on 39.1% shooting from the field. The Dons are averaging 8.7 three-pointers per game on 29.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, San Francisco has been led by Souley Boum (15.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.6 apg), Jordan Ratinho (12.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.0 apg), Chase Foster (11.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.9 apg), and Frankie Ferrari (7.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.6 apg). Defensively, San Francisco is allowing their opponents to average 69.6 ppg on 43.0% shooting from the field. The Dons have a rebound margin of 3.7 and a turnover margin of 0.4. 

The Eagles are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. WCC opponents however, just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Dons are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400 however, are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games.  

It's been a brutal schedule to start the season for Eastern Washington and you can see it really starting to take effect on the Eagles as Eastern Washington has struggled offensively as they rank 269th in scoring offense, 324th in FG%, and 315th in 3P-FG%. San Francisco picked up a much-needed win against Central Arkansas, however, has also struggled scoring the basketball as the Dons rank just T-250th in scoring offense, 333rd in FG%, and 323rd in 3P-FG%. San Francisco is a better team than they've shown this season, however, as Eastern Washington was competitive in road games against Washington, Stanford, and UNLV, I think the Eagles can do enough on the road in this one to cover with the points.  

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