Check out our free Eastern Washington vs Idaho pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Moscow. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Eastern Washington vs Idaho Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Eagles vs Vandals Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Eastern Washington Eagles at Idaho Vandals
- Where: Moscow at ICCU Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Eastern Washington -6, EWASH -272 | IDAHO +215 O/U 152.0
Eastern Washington heads into this matchup having played 25 games and have an overall record sitting at 18-7. On the road, the Eagles will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 7-5. This season, Eastern Washington has been favored to win in 14 games, sitting with a mark of 14-0. For today’s contest, Eastern Washington has a betting line set -6 points in their favor.
Eastern Washington will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Steele Venters who is averaging 15.16 points per game for the Eagles. Venters is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Eagles’ offensive game plan is the play of Angelo Allegri who has hit 46.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.04 points per game.
Eastern Washington comes into today’s matchup vs Idaho, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.9 points per game. Through 25 games, they have hit 46.4% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Eagles are 125th in possessions per game.
Through 25 games, the Idaho Vandals have an overall record of 9-16. So far this season, Idaho has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-7. For the season, Idaho has been the underdog in 20 games, sitting with a mark of 6-14. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Vandals being +6 point underdogs.
Isaac Jones comes into today’s game as the Vandals’ leading scorer at 19.83 points per contest. Not only has Jones been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Idaho’s top rebounder at 7.62 boards per contest. Behind Jones, the team has benefited from the strong play of Divant’e Moffitt, who is second on the team in scoring at 18.76 points per game. Overall, he has hit 49.4% of his shots and is adding 2.64 boards per game.
On offense, Idaho comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 267th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Vandals’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.0 points per game. So far, 37.79% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 37.2%.
Free Spread Prediction: Idaho Vandals +6
A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Eastern Washington and Idaho are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaging 9.97 and 8.0 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Idaho Vandals to cover as +6 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Eagles’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Eastern Washington. At +6 we like the chances of Idaho covering the spread as underdogs.