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Montana vs Eastern Washington 12/29/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Eastern Washington Eagles (6-7) vs. Montana Grizzlies (6-6)
December 29, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Montana Grizzlies -5.5 / Eastern Washington Eagles +5.5; Over/Under: +139
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The Eastern Washington Eagles and Montana Grizzlies meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Dahlberg Arena. The Eastern Washington Eagles look to get to a .500 record. The Montana Grizzlies look to get above a .500 record.

The Eastern Washington Eagles are averaging 72.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 69.2 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Steele Venters is averaging 14.5 points and 1.2 assists, while Angelo Allegri is averaging 10.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. Tyreese Davis is dishing 3.3 assists and Ethan Price is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Eastern Washington Eagles are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Washington Eagles are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game.

The Montana Grizzlies are averaging 68.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Josh Bannan is averaging 15.7 points and 8.7 rebounds, while Aanen Moody is averaging 14.9 points and 2.9 rebounds. Brandon Whitney is the third double-digit scorer and Dischon Thomas is dishing 0.7 assists. The Montana Grizzlies are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Montana Grizzlies are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.4 rebounds per game.

The Eagles are 36-15-1 ATS in their last 52 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Grizzlies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The over is 10-3 in Eagles last 13 road games. The over is 15-7 in Grizzlies last 22 overall. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Montana Grizzlies I guess are going to get the benefit of the doubt at home, but I’m not buying this line. The Eastern Washington Eagles have been the better team over the course of the season, and they’re winning their last 5 games by an average of 16.2 points while shooting almost 50 percent from the field. I’ll grab the free buckets.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Eastern Washington Eagles +5.5

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