Eastern Washington vs. Southern Utah - 3/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Utah Thunderbirds (13-18) at Eastern Washington Eagles (19-13)
College Basketball: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Reno Events Center)
The Line: Eastern Washington Eagles -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Washington Eagles and Southern Utah Thunderbirds meet Friday in the college basketball Big Sky Tournament semifinals at the Reno Events Center.
The Eastern Washington Eagles look for another victory after beating Portland State on Thursday. The Eastern Washington Eagles are averaging 75.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Bogdan Bliznyuk is averaging 20.4 points and 4.1 assists while Jesse Hunt is averaging 8.5 points and 6.2 rebounds. Ty Gibson is grabbing 2.4 rebounds and Luka Vulikic is dishing 2.2 assists. The Eastern Washington Eagles are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Washington Eagles are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The Eastern Washington Eagles have won two of their last three neutral site games.
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The Southern Utah Thunderbirds look for another victory after beating Idaho on Thursday. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are averaging 75.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 80.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Dwayne Morgan is averaging 12.5 points and 6.9 rebounds while Jadon Cohee is averaging 12.3 points and 3.1 assists. Brandon Better is the third double-digit scorer and Jamal Aytes is grabbing five rebounds. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are 2-0 SU on neutral site games this season.
The Thunderbirds are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The Eagles are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 neutral site games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunderbirds are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings, the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Eastern Washington Eagles just beat the Southern Utah Thunderbirds by 23 points a couple of days ago, and head into this game outscoring teams by 11.2 points thanks to 51.1 percent shooting. Eastern Washington should have a field day on the offensive end against this rough Southern Utah defense and eventually overwhelm the Thunderbirds. Give me EWU in another double-digit victory.