Planning on watching today’s Bison and Eagles game? Catch the action at Reese Court in Cheney, WA, as the Eagles hosts this showdown at 5:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 149.5 points, and the Eagles are the home favorites against the Bison in a non-conference matchup.
NORTH DAKOTA STATE BISON VS EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Eastern Washington Eagles -9
This game will be played at Reese Court at 5:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.
WHY BET THE EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 79-65 in favor of the Eagles.
- Not only will Eastern Washington pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -9.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can The Bison Secure a Win at Cheney?
North Dakota State comes into today’s game as the underdog, and they have a record of 7-8 on the season. So far, they have lost four straight games and are 0-1 in conference play.
In their last game, the Bison faced off against Montana and lost by a score of 96-86. Over their last ten road games, North Dakota State is just 3-7.
North Dakota State has struggled against the spread this season, posting a 4-8 record. As the underdog, the Bison have gone just 1-7 vs. the spread. Their road ATS mark is 2-6 and they are 0-3 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games.
North Dakota State’s over/under record this year is 8-4 and their games have averaged 148.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (142) and their average scoring total over the last three games is 153 points. So far this season, 10 of their games have finished with less points than 149.5.
In their latest game, North Dakota State’s offense looked good, scoring 86 points against Montana. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 55.6% and made 9/13 free throws. Leading the team in scoring was Tajavis Miller with 19 points. Andrew Morgan also added 15 points for the Bison.
At this time, the Bison’s defense is positioned 168th in the country, permitting 72.3 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.3 threes per game vs. Eastern Washington. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.6%.
Can Eastern Washington Live Up to the Hype at Home?
Eastern Washington comes into today’s game with a 7-7 overall record and a three-game winning streak. They are 2-0 in conference play and have been favored in four of their 14 games this season.
In their last game, the Eagles took on South Dakota and came away with a 93-79 victory. So far this season, Eastern Washington is 2-0 at home, and over their last 10 home games, they are 8-2.
Eastern Washington’s ATS record this season is 9-3, including a perfect 4-0 mark as the favorite. At home, the Eagles are 2-0 vs. the spread this year and have gone 5-3 in their last 10 home games. Over their last three games as the favorite, Eastern Washington is 3-0 ATS.
Eastern Washington has a season over/under record of 8-4, and their games have averaged 152.5 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is very close to their average OU line of 149. So far, half of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.
In their latest game, Eastern Washington offense put up 93 points against South Dakota. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 51.6% and made 18 threes. The team’s top scorer is Cedric Coward, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 13.6, while Dane Erikstrup also maintains a PPG average of 11.3 leading up to the game.
The Eagles’ defense is presently ranked 171st nationally, allowing an average of 72.5 points per contest. Against South Dakota in their most recent game, the Eastern Washington defense gave up a total of 79 points while allowing South Dakota to hit 49% of their shots.