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Eastern Washington vs Northern Arizona Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds
Eagles vs Lumberjacks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Eastern Washington Eagles at Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
- Where: Flagstaff at J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome
- Date: Saturday, January 21st
- Betting Odds: Eastern Washington -4, EWASH -188 | NARZ +151 O/U 147.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs Northern Arizona, the Eastern Washington Eagles will be taking the floor for the 21st time this season and have an overall record of 13-7. So far, the Eagles have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 4-5. This season, Eastern Washington has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 9-0. For today’s contest, Eastern Washington has a betting line set -4 points in their favor.
Eastern Washington will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Steele Venters who is averaging 15.3 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 42.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.85 points per game.
Eastern Washington comes into today’s matchup vs Northern Arizona, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.9 points per game. Through 20 games, they have hit 46.4% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Eagles are 125th in possessions per game.
Northern Arizona will take the floor against the Eagles with an overall record of 5-15. So far this season, Northern Arizona has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-4. For the season, Northern Arizona has been the underdog in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 3-12. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Lumberjacks being +4 point underdogs.
Northern Arizona will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jalen Cone who is averaging 17.67 points per game for the Lumberjacks. Cone 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 Lumberjacks’ offensive game plan is the play of Xavier Fuller who has hit 41.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.35 points per game.
Coming into today’s game, Northern Arizona will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Lumberjacks are ranked 311th at 67.5 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 405th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Northern Arizona is close to the NCAA average at 35.6%.
Free Spread Prediction: Eastern Washington Eagles -4
Heading into this matchup, with the Eastern Washington Eagles sitting as -4 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as Eastern Washington and Northern Arizona are averaging 9.97 and 8.66 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that Eastern Washington has historically performed well against the spread on the road, going 7-3 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Eagles to cover at -4.
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