Check out our free Eastern Washington vs Montana State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Bozeman. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Eastern Washington vs Montana State Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 31st Betting Odds
Eagles vs Bobcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Eastern Washington Eagles at Montana State Bobcats
- Where: Bozeman at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
- Date: Saturday, December 31st
- Betting Odds: Eastern Washington +6, EWASH +210 | MONST -263 O/U 143.0
Eastern Washington will take their 3 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 7-7. On the road, the Eagles will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 2-5. So far, the Eagles have been the underdog 9 times, going 2-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6 underdogs on the spread.
Eastern Washington will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Steele Venters who is averaging 14.29 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 gameplan is the play of Angelo Allegri who has hit 38.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.86 points per game.
Eastern Washington comes into today’s matchup vs Montana State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.9 points per game. Through 14 games, they have hit 46.4% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Eagles’ are 125th in possessions per game.
Montana State heads into this matchup having played 14 games and have an overall record sitting at 8-6. So far this season, Montana State has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-1. The Bobcats’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6 points in their favor. For the season, Montana State has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 4-1.
Montana State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Raequan Battle who is averaging 16.93 points per game for the Bobcats. Battle 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 Bobcats’ offensive gameplan is the play of Jubrile Belo who has hit 63.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.07 points per game.
So far this season, Montana State has put together a strong scoring offense at 77.0 points per game (52nd). This strong figure has come despite the Bobcats playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 36.9% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Montana State’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 47.5%
Free Spread Prediction: Montana State Bobcats -6
If you are eying this matchup between Eastern Washington Eagles and Montana State Bobcats as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Montana State to cover the spread as -6 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Montana State shooting well enough to keep the Eagles at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Bobcats’ to win the game and cover the spread.