The Washington State Cougars and the Eastern Washington Eagles meet in college basketball action from the Spokane Center on Monday night.
The Washington State Cougars will look to rebound from a frustrating 70-59 loss to Prairie View A&M last time out. TJ Bamba leads Washington State in scoring with 16 PPG with 5.3 RPG as well while Mouhamed Gueye has 11.3 PPG with 6.3 RPG and DJ Rodman has 10 PPG with 8.5 RPG. Justin Powell has 10 PPG with 5.3 RPG and 4.3 APG to lead the Cougars in assists and to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Washington State so far this season. As a team, Washington State is averaging 67.7 PPG on 40.4% shooting from the field, 32.8% from three and 73.9% from the foul line this season.
The Eastern Washington Eagles will try to build on their 60-52 win over Mississippi Valley State last time out. Angelo Allegri leads Eastern Washington in scoring and assists with 12.2 PPG and 2.2 APG as the lone double-digit scorer for Eastern Washington so far this season. Tyreese Davis has 8.7 PPG while Ethan Price has a team-high 7.5 RPG to lead Eastern Washington on the glass this season. As a team, Eastern Washington is averaging 60.8 PPG on 39.6% shooting from the field, 26.5% from three and 68.7% from the foul line this season.
Washington State is 0-7 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall. Eastern Washington is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games following an ATS loss.
I’m not looking to back either of these teams if I’m being 100% honest, that’s why I’m looking at the under here. The Eagles didn’t look very good in the Hawaii tournament and their lone win was a narrow one against a bad Mississippi Valley State team. Washington State hasn’t been playing much better and scoring points has been a chore more than anything for Washington State. Give me the under in a first to 65 wins kind of game.