Looking to win big? The Bengals and Eagles face off at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The Eagles are hosting the game at Reese Court in Cheney, WA. The odds for this Big Sky conference game currently have Eastern Washington as the -9.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 143.5 points.

IDAHO STATE BENGALS VS EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Idaho State Bengals +9.5

This game will be played at Reese Court at 9:00 ET on Thursday, February 15th.

WHY BET THE IDAHO STATE BENGALS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Even though we have Eastern Washington winning straight-up, we like Idaho State at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Bengals Offense Score Enough in Cheney?

Idaho State enters this game as the underdog, as they have been in 17 of their 25 games this season. They have gone 4-13 in those games, compared to 5-1 when they are favored. The Bengals have won three straight games, including their most recent contest against Portland State, 68-65.

On the road, Idaho State is just 4-11 this season, and they have gone 3-7 in their last 10 games away from home. So far, their average scoring differential on the road is -5.5 points per game, compared to +1.9 points per game at home.

Idaho State has a below .500 ATS record this season at 9-13-1, but they have been solid vs. the spread as the underdog. In their 17 games as the underdog, the Bengals are 7-9-1. Their road ATS mark is 7-7-1 this year and they have gone 3-0 vs. the spread in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Idaho State is 4-5-1.

Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Idaho State’s games this year (135.8). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points.

The Bengals’ offense finished with 68 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 69.6 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Miguel Tomley with 18 points. Kiree Huie also added 13 points for the Bengals.

At this time, the Bengals’ defense is positioned 90th in the country, permitting 68.7 points per game. In their previous game vs. Portland State, the Vikings finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 65 points vs. Idaho State.

Will the Eagles Come Through as Home Favorites?

Eastern Washington enters tonight’s game against Idaho State as the favorite, as they have been in 12 of their 24 games this season. The Eagles have gone 11-1 in those games, and they are 6-0 at home this year.

Eastern Washington has been dominant at home this season, as they have an average scoring margin of +15.7 points per game. Their record at home this year is 6-0, and they have won their last six games.

Eastern Washington has an ATS record of 16-6 this season and they are 9-3 vs. the spread when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Eagles have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

Eastern Washington’s over/under record this season sits at 14-8 and today’s over/under line of 143.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (149.7). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 158 points compared to their season average of 152.6 points per game.

Eastern Washington is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 87 points versus Idaho. This output is higher than their season-average of 79.2 points per game. Cedric Coward is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14.3. Meanwhile, Ethan Price also brings a PPG average of 12.5 into the game.

On the defensive side, Eastern Washington is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.3 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.7 threes per game vs. Idaho State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.4%.