Southern Utah Thunderbirds (9-1) at Eastern Washington Eagles (2-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 9:05 pm (Reese Court)
The Line: Eastern Washington Eagles -6 -- Over/Under: 153 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds and Eastern Washington Eagles meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Reese Court.
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds look for another victory to build on their nine-game winning streak. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are averaging 84.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Tevian Jones is averaging 18.1 points and four rebounds while Maizen Fausett is averaging 13.9 points and 1.4 assists. John Knight III is the third double-digit scorer and Dre Marin is dishing 2.8 assists. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.2 rebounds per game.
The Eastern Washington Eagles need a win here to rebound from a 2-4 record. The Eastern Washington Eagles are averaging 70.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Tyler Robertson is averaging 13.5 points and 2.3 assists while Jacob Davison is averaging 12.6 points and 2.6 rebounds. Tanner Groves is the third double-digit scorer and Jacob Groves is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Eastern Washington Eagles are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Washington Eagles are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game.
The Thunderbirds are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 18-6 in Thunderbirds last 24 overall. The under is 7-3 in Eagles last 10 overall.
The Eastern Washington Eagles are probably the better team, have looked better defensively and have been kind to bettors the last couple of years. However, we're getting free points with a team that's won nine straight games and has looked really good offensively. In fact, Southern Utah is top-20 in the country in points per game. Eastern Washington should be favored, but I'll take my chances with the Thunderbirds and the free points.