Betting on today’s Bears and Eagles game? Catch the action at Reese Court in Cheney, WA, as the Eagles hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 162.5 points, and Eastern Washington is favored by -7 vs. Northern Colorado in a Big Sky conference matchup.

NORTHERN COLORADO BEARS VS EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Eastern Washington Eagles -7

This game will be played at Reese Court at 9:00 ET on Thursday, January 25th.

WHY BET THE EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Not only will Eastern Washington pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 162.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can Northern Colorado Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?

After winning their last two games, Northern Colorado has improved their overall record to 11-7. In Big Sky play, they have gone 4-1 compared to their 7-6 non-conference record. On the road, the Bears are 4-5, and their average scoring margin is -2.1 points per game.

Overall, Northern Colorado has been the underdog in eight of their 18 games, and they have gone 3-5 in those contests. Their most recent victory came against Portland State, as they won by a score of 90-61. Over their last 10 road games, the Bears have gone 4-6.

Against the spread, Northern Colorado has gone 7-8-1 this season, including a 5-4 mark on the road. As the underdog, the Bears have an ATS record of 5-3 this year and have gone 4-1 in their last 5 games as the underdog. Their ATS record vs. the spread as the underdog is 5-5 over their last 10 games.

Today’s over/under line of 162.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Northern Colorado’s games this season (150.9). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 157 points.

Northern Colorado is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 90 points vs. Portland State. This figure is more than their season average of 81.5 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is Saint Thomas, who holds an average of 19.8 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Dejour Reaves is averaging 14.2 points per game this season.

At this time, the Bears’ defense is positioned 280th in the country, permitting 78.4 points per game. The Northern Colorado defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 61 points and allowed Portland State to connect on 11 threes.

Does Eastern Washington Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Eastern Washington is currently on a seven-game win streak, and they have yet to lose at home this season. They are 3-0 at home, and their average scoring margin at home is +22.7 points per game.

So far, the Eagles have been the favorite in seven of their 18 games, and they are 7-0 in those games. In their last outing, they defeated Idaho State by a score of 79-67.

Eastern Washington has been outstanding against the spread this season, going 13-3. Their ATS mark at home is a perfect 3-0, and they are 7-0 vs. the spread when favored this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Eagles are 7-3.

This season, the over/under record for Eastern Washington games is 11-5, and today’s line of 162.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (148.6). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 146 points scored.

In their latest game, Eastern Washington offense put up 79 points against Idaho State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 59.2% and made 9 threes. Cedric Coward is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14.1. Meanwhile, Ethan Price also brings a PPG average of 12.1 into the game.

Currently, the Eagles’ defense holds the 170th rank in the nation, allowing 72.3 points per game. The Eastern Washington defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 67 points and allowed Idaho State to connect on 11 threes.