Eastern Washington Eagles (17-7) vs. Portland State Vikings (10-13)
February 4, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Portland State Vikings +2.5 / Eastern Washington Eagles -2.5 ; Over/Under: 153
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The Eastern Washington Eagles and the Portland State Vikings meet Saturday in college basketball action from Stott Center. Eastern Washington is fresh off a matchup versus Sacramento State on Thursday. In that game the Eagles managed a dominant win. As for Portland State, they played Idaho in their Thursday game. The Vikings won that one by three points. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Eastern Washington Eagles
Eastern Washington managed an 8-7 run through their first 15 games this year. The Eagles continued their win streak versus Portland State, Sacramento State, Idaho, Montana, Northern Colorado, Northern Arizona, Idaho State and Weber State in their eight games after that.
On Thursday versus Sacramento State, Eastern Washington trailed 35-34 going into the break. The Eagles posted a nice 48-28 run in the second half and took the comeback win 82-63. Both Angelo Alegri and Ethan Price scored 17 points apiece.
Portland State Vikings
Over on the Portland State side, they were a sketchy 7-9 at the 16-game mark this season. The Vikings would go just 2-4 in their next six outings, falling to Northern Colorado, Weber State, Montana State and Montana in that time.
Matched up against Idaho on Thursday, the Vikings were down 35-33 going into the second half. Portland State scored 36 points from there and managed the comeback victory 69-66. Cameron Parker was the top team scorer on 22 points.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’ll probably stay with Eastern Washington. The last time these teams met back on January 5 at Reese Court, the Eagles secured a 92-80 victory. Eastern Washington is riding high on a 13-game win streak right now, and they’ve hit 75 or more points in five straight games. As for Portland State, they’re on a spotty 2-4 stretch over their last half-dozen outings. If the Vikings don’t crack the 70-point mark here I don’t think they’ll cover—Portland State has been at 68 points or fewer in five of their last six, though.