Idaho State Bengals (5-17) vs. Eastern Washington Eagles (12-12)
February 12, 2022 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: Eastern Washington Eagles -11.5 / Idaho State Bengals +11.5; Over/Under: +140
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The Idaho State Bengals and the Eastern Washington Eagles meet in college basketball action from the Reese Court on Saturday afternoon.
The Idaho State Bengals will look to build on a 79-70 win over Idaho last time out. Tarik Cool leads the Bengals in scoring with 12 PPG and 2.6 APG while Robert Ford III has 10.9 PPG with 4.6 RPG this season. As a team, Idaho State is averaging 63.2 PPG on 41% shooting from the field, 31.2% from three and 67% from the foul line while allowing 71.5 PPG on 46.7% shooting from the field and 32.1% from three this season.
The Eastern Washington Eagles will try to build on their 75-67 win over Weber State in their last game. Steele Venters leads the Eagles in scoring with 16.5 PPG along with 4 RPG while Linton Acliese has 15.8 PPG with a team-high 7 RPG to lead the Eagles on the glass. Rylan Bergersen has 13.3 PPG with 4.8 RPG and a team-high 4.2 APG to lead Eastern Washington in the assist department while Angelo Allegri has 11.5 PPG and 6.7 RPG to round out the group of double-digit scorers for EWU so far this season. Ethan Price also has 9.6 PPG and 4.6 RPG as well this season. As a team, Eastern Washington is averaging 76.6 PPG on 44% shooting from the field, 34.2% from three and 75.5% from the foul line while allowing 74 PPG on 42.2% shooting from the field and 31.9% from three this season.
Idaho State is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games. Eastern Washington is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games against a team with a losing road record and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 8-0 in their last 8 homeg ames against a team with a road winning percentage below .400.
I get why Eastern Washington’s favored at home and I do think that the Eagles find a way to win this game. However, this is a lot of points to give up when you consider that the Eagles have been allowing teams to hang in games with subpar defense and while Idaho State’s far from a world-beater or a contender, I have to think the Bengals can keep it respectable. I’ll take my chances with Idaho State and the points here.