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Eastern Washington vs Northern Colorado Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 19th Betting Odds

Eagles vs Bears Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Eastern Washington Eagles at Northern Colorado Bears
  • Where: Greeley at Bank of Colorado Arena
  • Date: Thursday, January 19th
  • Betting Odds: Eastern Washington -2.5, EWASH -159 | NCOL +129 O/U 153.5

Eagles Preview:

The Eastern Washington Eagles head into today’s game in what will be their 20th game of the season, posting a record of 12-7. So far, the Eagles have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 3-5. This season, Eastern Washington has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 8-0. For today’s contest, Eastern Washington has a betting line set -2.5 points in their favor.

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Eastern Washington will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Steele Venters who is averaging 15.32 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 43.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.0 points per game.

Eastern Washington comes into today’s matchup vs Northern Colorado, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.9 points per game. Through 19 games, they have hit 46.4% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Eagles are 125th in possessions per game.

Bears Preview:

Northern Colorado heads into this matchup having played 18 games and have an overall record sitting at 6-12. So far this season, Northern Colorado has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-5. For the season, Northern Colorado has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 2-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bears being +2.5 point underdogs.

Northern Colorado will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Dalton Knecht who is averaging 19.56 points per game for the Bears. Knecht 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 Bears’ offensive game plan is the play of Daylen Kountz who has hit 39.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 16.0 points per game.

Through 18 games, Northern Colorado has been playing well on offense, averaging 78.2 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Bears’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.2% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 10.23 made 3’s per contest.

Free Spread Prediction: Eastern Washington Eagles -2.5

Heading into this matchup, with the Eastern Washington Eagles sitting as -2.5 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 Colorado are averaging 9.97 and 10.23 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 -2.5.

 


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