Betting on today’s Eagles and Bobcats game? Catch the action at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse in Bozeman, MT, as the Bobcats hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. Eastern Washington come into this Big Sky conference matchup as the -3.5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 152.5 points.
EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES VS MONTANA STATE BOBCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Montana State Bobcats +3.5
This game will be played at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse at 9:00 ET on Thursday, February 1st.
WHY BET THE MONTANA STATE BOBCATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Bobcats.
- Not only will Montana State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Pressure Builds for Eastern Washington as Away Favorites
Eastern Washington is coming off an 85-70 win over Northern Arizona, and they have won nine straight games. They are 13-7 overall and 7-0 in Big Sky action. On the road, they have gone 6-7 this season, and they are 6-4 in their last 10 games away from home.
For the year, Eastern Washington has been favored in nine games, and they have gone 9-0 in those contests. Their average scoring margin on the road is -5.0 points per game, while they have outscored opponents by an average of +17.2 points per game at home.
Eastern Washington has been outstanding against the spread this season, going 14-4. They have also been great vs. the spread as the favorite, posting an 8-1 mark. Their road ATS record is 10-3 and they have gone 3-0 vs. the spread in their last three road games. Over their last 10 road games, the Eagles are 8-2 vs. the spread.
Eastern Washington’s over/under record for the season is 12-6 and the average scoring total in their games is 152.8 points. Today’s over/under line of 152.5 is close to that average and their games have finished with more points than that in nine of their 20 games. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.
In their recent matchup, the Eastern Washington offense ended with 85 points against Northern Arizona. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 50.9% and made 10 threes. Offensively, the Eagles hold a season-long field goal percentage of 49%, placing them 33rd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 45th in terms of percentage and 34th in three-pointers made.
Eastern Washington’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.2 points per game. So far, the Eastern Washington defense is giving up an average of 8.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.1 times per game (661st).
Can Montana State Secure a Home Victory?
Montana State has been a much better team at home this season, going 5-4 compared to 3-6 on the road. They have also been better as the underdog, going 4-8 compared to 4-2 as the favorite.
After a 94-91 loss to Portland State, the Bobcats are now 10-11 overall and 5-3 in Big Sky Conference play.
As the underdog this season, Montana State has gone 6-6 vs. the spread. At home, the Bobcats are just 3-6 ATS this year, and they are 2-1 vs. the spread in their last three home games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Montana State has a 4-6 ATS mark.
So far this season, the over/under record for Montana State games is 11-7, and today’s line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (142.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 154 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 8-2.
In their latest game, Montana State offense put up 91 points against Portland State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 54.5% and made 11 threes. On the offensive front, the Bobcats have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, ranking 91st nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 87th in terms of percentage and 71st in three-pointers made.
Coming into today’s game, the Montana State defense is giving up an average of 74.5 points per contest. The Montana State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 94 points and allowed Portland State to connect on 14 threes.