Betting on today’s Vandals and Eagles game? Catch the action at Reese Court in Cheney, WA, as the Eagles hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 148 points, and Eastern Washington is favored by -14.5 vs. Idaho in a Big Sky conference matchup.
IDAHO VANDALS VS EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Idaho Vandals +14.5
This game will be played at Reese Court at 7:30 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE IDAHO VANDALS:
- 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 at +14.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can Idaho Lock in a Road Win?
Idaho is coming off a 61-45 win over Sacramento State, and the Vandals have won two straight games. They have a 9-14 record overall and a 3-7 mark in Big Sky play. On the road, Idaho has gone 4-7 this season, and the Vandals’ average scoring margin on the road is -9.1 points per game.
So far, Idaho has been the underdog in 17 of its 23 games, going 4-13 in those contests. The Vandals are 3-1 when favored. As the road team, they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games and 2-3 in their last five.
As the underdog this season, Idaho has gone 6-11 vs. the spread. However, they have been perfect vs. the spread in their last three games as the underdog and have a 3-0 ATS mark on the road this year. Overall, their ATS record this season is 8-12-1.
This season, the over/under record for Idaho games is 11-9-1. Today’s line of 148 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (140.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points, and during their last 10 games, the average is 140 points. So far this season, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 148.
The Idaho offense is coming off a game in which they scored 61 points vs. Sacramento State. Overall their field goal percentage was 53.7% while connecting on 5 threes. The Idaho offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 23 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 33% of their looks from outside this season.
The Vandals’ defense is presently ranked 138th nationally, allowing an average of 70.9 points per contest. Against Sacramento State in their most recent game, the Idaho defense gave up a total of 45 points while allowing Sacramento State to hit 32% of their shots.
Can the Eagles Grab a Win at Home?
The Eastern Washington Eagles are 15-8 on the season and have won two straight games. They have been especially dominant at home, going 5-0 with an average scoring margin of +17.2. For the season, the Eagles have been favored in 11 of their 23 games, going 10-1 in those contests.
Eastern Washington’s most recent game was a 90-77 win over Portland State. Over their last 10 games at home, the Eagles have gone 8-2.
Eastern Washington has a solid ATS record of 16-5 this season and they are 9-2 vs the spread when favored. At home, the Eagles are 4-1 vs the spread and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they have gone 8-2 ATS.
Eastern Washington’s over/under record for the season sits at 13-8 and today’s line of 148 is lower than the average over/under line of 149.8 in their games this season. Their average scoring total over their last three games is 146 points and over their last 10 games it’s 153 points. So far, eight of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line of 148.
Eastern Washington is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 90 points versus Portland State. This output is higher than their season-average of 78.9 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was Cedric Coward with 26 points. Ethan Price also added 15 points for the Eagles.
At present, the Eagles’ defense is nationally ranked 175th, allowing 72.0 points per game. The Eastern Washington defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 77 points and allowed Portland State to connect on 8 threes.