Eastern Washington vs. Portland State - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Eastern Washington vs. Portland State - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Portland State Vikings (20-12) at Eastern Washington Eagles (18-13)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:05 pm (Reno Events Center)

The Line: Eastern Washington Eagles -2.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Portland State Vikings lock horns with the Eastern Washington Eagles in a Big Sky college basketball quarterfinal action.

The Portland State Vikings opened their postseason with a 71-67vwin versus Sacramento State to advance to the Big Sky quarterfinals. Portland State open a 40-25 lead after 20 minutes before holding off a late Hornets rally with a 22-15 edge at the line being the biggest difference. 

Holland Woods was the Vikings top weapon with 18 points and six boards on 4-11 and 9-10 at the stripe while Bryce Canda added 16 points and nine rebounds. Deante Strickland gave Portland State 13 points on 5-9 with four players contributing 5-6 points each.

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The Eastern Washington Eagles head in to the Big Sky riding the momentum of a six game winning streak which helped the team to 4th in the conference. Eastern Washington outscore opponents 75-71  which were numbers that were generally reached.

The Eagles were a unique offense with a lone double digit scorer in Bogdan Bliznyuk who averaged 20.4 points and 6.9 rebounds on 51.3%. Jesse Hunt and Mason Peatling combined to give Eastern Washington 16.1 points and 12 rebounds with the team going as deep as nine. 

Over is 22-6 in Portland State last 28 Thursday games and under is 8-3-1 in Portland State last 12 neutral site games. Over is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings and Portland State are 14-5 ATS in the last 19 meetings. 

Portland State  has had the upper hand ATS in this matchup but I think EWU has the most potential here…

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Mark’s Pick Eastern Washington -2.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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