Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Eagles versus the Grizzlies? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Dahlberg Arena in Missoula, MT. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 151 points, and Montana is favored by -3 to win at home against Eastern Washington.
EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES VS MONTANA GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Montana Grizzlies -3
This game will be played at Dahlberg Arena at 9:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.
WHY BET THE MONTANA GRIZZLIES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Grizzlies.
- Not only will Montana pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 151 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
No Pressure for Eastern Washington as Away Dogs
Eastern Washington has been much better at home this season, as they are 5-0 compared to 6-8 on the road. They have an average scoring margin of +17.2 at home compared to -5.4 on the road.
So far this season, Eastern Washington has been the underdog in nine of their 21 games, going 2-7 in those matchups. In their last game, they lost to Montana State by a score of 70-60.
Eastern Washington has been an excellent bet this season, going 14-5 against the spread. Their road ATS record is 10-4 and they have gone 6-3 vs. the spread as the underdog this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Eagles are 6-3-1 vs. the spread.
Eastern Washington’s over/under record for the season sits at 12-7 and today’s line of 151 is right in line with the average over/under line in their games (149.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points, which is a bit lower than the season average of 151.6. For the year, nine of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 151.
The Eastern Washington offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 60 points versus Montana State. During the game, they attempted 18 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 44.9%. In terms of three-point shooting, the Eagles offense has been good from outside, hitting 37% of their three-pointers on an average of 24.3 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 49%.
So far, the Eagles’ defense is ranked 173rd in the country at 72.1 points per contest. Eastern Washington will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Montana State to just 36% shooting in their most recent game.
Will the Grizzlies Come Through as Home Favorites?
Montana comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 13 of their 22 games this season. Their record as the favorite is 10-3, compared to 2-4 as the underdog. The Grizzlies have been especially tough at home, going 6-2 this season, and they have won their last three games at home.
For the year, Montana has an overall record of 15-7, and they have won two straight games. In their last game, the Grizzlies beat Idaho by a score of 73-70. So far, Montana has gone 6-3 in conference play, and their record against non-conference opponents is 9-4.
Montana’s ATS record this season is 12-7, including a mark of 5-3 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Grizzlies have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.
So far this season, Montana’s over/under record is 9-10 and today’s line of 151 is higher than the average OU line in their games (141.9). Looking at their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 132 points. On the season, 14 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line.
The Grizzlies’ offense finished with 73 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 76.8 points per contest. Te’jon Sawyer led the scoring for the Grizzlies, contributing 14 points. Additionally, Dischon Thomas chipped in with 14 points.
Montana’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.1 points per game. The Montana defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 70 points and allowed Idaho to connect on 8 threes.