Eastern Washington Eagles (11-8) vs. Montana State Bobcats (14-5)
January 27, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Montana State Bobcats -7 / Eastern Washington Eagles +7; Over/Under: -148.5
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The Eastern Washington Eagles and the Montana State Bobcats meet in college basketball action from the Birck Breeden Fieldhouse on Thursday night.
The Eastern Washington Eagles will look to build on an 89-63 win over Idaho State in their last game. Steele Venters leads the Eagles in scoring with 18.1 PPG along with 4.3 RPG while Linton Acliese has 15.4 PPG with a team-high 6.9 RPG to lead the Eagles on the glass. Rylan Bergersen has 13.9 PPG with 5.3 RPG and a team-high 4.3 APG to lead Eastern Washington in the assist department while Angelo Allegri has 11.2 and 6.4 RPG to round out the group of double-digit scorers for EWU so far this season. As a team, Eastern Washington is averaging 78.1 PPG on 44% shooting from the field, 34.7% form three and 75.7% from the foul line while allowing 73.9 PPG on 41.8% shooting from the field and 30.7% from three this season.
The Montana State Bobcats will look to build on their five-game winning streak after a 73-60 win over Portland State last time out. Jubrile Belo leads the Bobcats in scoring with 13.3 PPG along with 6.6 RPG while Abdul Mohammed has a team-high 6.7 RPG to lead the Bobcats on the glass along with 9 PPG. Xavier Bishop has 13.1 PPG with a team-high 4.8 APG on the year to lead Montana State in assists. Amin Adamu has 11.4 PPG to make up the group of double-digit scorers up to this point in the season. As a team, Montana State is averaging 77.5 PPG on 46.8% shooting from the field, 36.7% from three and 73.7% from the foul line while allowing 68.7 PPG on 42.2% shooting from the field and 32.9% from three this season.
Eastern Washington is 21-5 ATS in their last 26 road games and 36-17 ATS in their last 53 games overall while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 road games against a team with a winning home record. Montana State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a win while the over is 22-8 in their last 30 Thursday games.
I get the case to be made either way here but the Eastern Washington Eagles have been a dominant road cover team for a couple of years now, and while I’m sure Montana State probably ends up with the win here, I can easily see Eastern Washington giving them a fight here and keeping this one within the number so give me the Eagles and the points here.