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Eastern Washington vs. Montana State - 3/14/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Montana State at Eastern Washington
Date & Time Thursday March 14, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
CenturyLink Arena
Boise, Idaho
The Line
Eastern Washington Eagles +1 O/U: 154
TV Channel
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The Montana State Bobcats and the Eastern Washington Eagles will meet up on the college basketball court Thursday in the Big Sky Tournament.

Montana State comes into this one at 15-16 on the year overall. The Bobcats dropped consecutive games to Sacramento State and Portland State, but took out Idaho in the first round of the tournament Wednesday.

In the win over the Vandals, Montana State’s Tyler Hall led the team on 23 points with 10 rebounds and four assists. Harald Frey added 17 points with eight assists and four rebounds for the Bobcats in that one as well.

Over on the Eastern Washington side, they’re currently 14-17 this year. The Eagles have bagged wins in their last three straight games, taking out Portland State, Idaho State and Weber State.

In the win over the Wildcats, Eastern Washington’s top scorer was Mason Peatling on 23 points with five rebounds. Jesse Hunt was close behind with 22 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, and Kim Aiken had 20 points with eight rebounds.

The over is 4-1 in the Eagles’ last five neutral-site games and the under is 4-1 in their last five Thursday games. Eastern Washington is 1-4 ATS in their last five Thursday games and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 neutral-site games.

Meanwhile, the Bobcats are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven neutral-site games. The under is 6-2 in Montana State’s last eight games as an underdog.

It’s been a pretty nice three-game run for the Eagles, though two of their games were very close—three points or fewer. Still, the Eagles are 5-3 in their last eight games and playing better as the season winds down.

As for Montana State, I figured they’d win by more than four points versus Idaho (the Bobcats were favored by 12.5), but they got the job done and have been putting up some pretty good points totals.

I’m going to throw my trust toward the Bobcats once again and say they’ll be able to keep up here and cover, but I don’t feel as good about it as I did before the tournament started.

Montana State Bobcats -1

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