Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Eagles versus the Vikings? Tip off is at at 10:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Viking Pavilion in Portland, OR. Eastern Washington is favored by -3.5 in this Big Sky conference matchup the against Portland State. The over/under for the game is set at 147.5 points.
EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES VS PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Portland State Vikings +3.5
This game will be played at Viking Pavilion at 10:00 ET on Monday, February 5th.
WHY BET THE PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Vikings.
- Not only will Portland State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Can the Eastern Washington Offense Score Enough on the Road?
Eastern Washington is a perfect 5-0 at home this season, and they are 9-1 when favored. They will look to continue their strong play on the road, where they are 7-8 this season. Through 22 games, they have a record of 14-8.
Coming off a 78-65 victory over Montana, the Eagles have won four of their last five games on the road. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 7-3.
Eastern Washington has been a solid team vs. the spread this season, going 15-5 overall. On the road, their ATS mark is 11-4, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 8-2 vs. the spread. Their last 3 road ATS record is 2-1, and they are 4-1 vs. the spread on the road this season.
Eastern Washington’s over/under record this season sits at 12-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 151.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games of 149.7. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2. So far, eight of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.
In their latest game, Eastern Washington offense put up 78 points against Montana. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 47.9% and made 5 threes. Jake Kyman was the leading scorer for the Eagles, putting up 21 points. In addition, Cedric Coward contributed 16 points.
At this time, the Eagles’ defense is positioned 165th in the country, permitting 71.8 points per game. So far, the Eastern Washington defense is giving up an average of 8.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.2 times per game (673rd).
Can Portland State Grab a Win at Home?
Portland State enters this matchup with an overall record of 14-8 and a three-game win streak. The Vikings are 7-1 at home this season, and they have gone 9-1 in their last 10 games at home. On the year, they have been the underdog in nine games, going 6-3 in those matchups.
In their last game, the Vikings defeated Sacramento State by a score of 58-51. So far this season, they have gone 5-4 in Big Sky games, and their record in non-conference games is 9-4. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of +7.0 points per game at home.
As the underdog, Portland State has a strong ATS record of 7-2 this season and they are 10-10 overall vs. the spread. At home, the Vikings have gone 4-4 ATS and they have a mark of 2-1 over their last three games vs. the spread at home.
So far this season, the over/under record for Portland State games is 8-12. Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (145.4). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 136 points compared to their season average of 141.4 points per game.
In their latest game, Portland State offense put up 58 points against Sacramento State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 41.5% and made 5 threes. Offensively, the Vikings have a season long field goal percentage of 42%, which is 340th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 267th in percentage and 156th in three-pointers made.
Coming into today’s game, the Portland State defense is giving up an average of 70.3 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Sacramento State, the Hornets finished with a field goal percentage of 41% and a total of 51 points vs. Portland State.