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Southern Utah vs Eastern Washington 2/5/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Eastern Washington Eagles (11-11) vs. Southern Utah Thunderbirds (14-6)
February 5, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Southern Utah Thunderbirds -7 / Eastern Washington Eagles +7; Over/Under: -151.5
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The Eastern Washington Eagles and the Southern Utah Thunderbirds meet in college basketball action from the America First Events Center on Saturday night.

The Eastern Washington Eagles will be out to snap a three-game losing skid after a 90-84 loss to Weber State last time out. Steele Venters leads the Eagles in scoring with 16.5 PPG along with 4 RPG while Linton Acliese has 16.1 PPG with a team-high 7.2 RPG to lead the Eagles on the glass. Rylan Bergersen has 13.3 PPG with 4.9 RPG and a team-high 4.3 APG to lead Eastern Washington in the assist department while Angelo Allegri has 11.5 and 6.8 RPG to round out the group of double-digit scorers for EWU so far this season. As a team, Eastern Washington is averaging 76.9 PPG on 43.8% shooting from the field, 34.4% from three and 75.6% from the foul line while allowing 73.8 PPG on 41.8% shooting from the field and 31% from three this season.

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds will look to build on their three-game win streak after a 75-59 win over Idaho last time out. Tevian Jones leads the Thunderbirds in scoring with 15.6 PPG with 5.2 RPG while John Knight III has 14.9 PPG with 4.3 RPG and a team-high 4.1 APG to lead the Thunderbirds in assists this season. Dre Marin has 12.1 PPG with 4.3 RPG and 2.8 APG this season while Maizen Fausett has 12.6 PPG with a team-high 8.9 RPG to make up the group of double-digit scorers for Southern Utah up to this point in the season. As a team, Southern Utah is averaging 79.6 PPG on 45.3% shooting from the field, 32.7% from three and 70.8% from the foul line while allowing 73.3 PPG on 42.1% shooting from the field and 33.2% from three this season.

Eastern Washington is 22-4 ATS in their last 26 road games against a team with a winning home record while the under is 7-1-1 in their last 9 games as a road underdog. Southern Utah is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games while the over is 23-9 in their last 32 games as a favorite.

I get why the Thunderbirds are favored at home as they’re a solid 9-2 SU at home on the year. However, it’s still hard to ignore the Eagles’ 12-2 ATS record on the road as the Eagles just keep racking up covers. I think at worst, Eastern Washington snags a cover here, so give me the Eagles and the points in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Eastern Washington +7

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