Planning on watching today’s Vikings and Eagles game? Catch the action at Reese Court in Cheney, WA, as the Eagles hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. This Big Sky conference matchup has an over/under of 150 points, and the Eagles are favored to win at home vs. the Vikings.

PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS VS EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Eastern Washington Eagles -2.5

This game will be played at Reese Court at 9:00 ET on Thursday, December 28th.

WHY BET THE EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Not only will Eastern Washington pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will Portland State Find a Way to Win on the Road?

The Portland State Vikings come into their game against Eastern Washington with a 9-3 record. Looking back at their previous ten road games, including last year, the Vikings are 5-5. Portland State comes into today’s game with a 6-3 record against the spread. In their last five games, they are 2-2 vs. the spread.

Portland State comes in with an over/under record of 3-6-0 through 12 games, with their games averaging a combined 138 points per game so far. The Vikings’ last five games have finished with a combined 146 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.

The Portland State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 75 points vs. Fresno State. Overall their field goal percentage was 38.8% while connecting on 9 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Kaelen Allen, who holds an average of 10.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Isaiah Johnson is averaging 10.3 points per game this season.

Coming into today’s game, the Portland State defense is giving up an average of 66.2 points per contest. Against Fresno State in their most recent game, the Portland State defense gave up a total of 72 points while allowing Fresno State to hit 45% of their shots.

Will the Eagles Make it Happen at Home?

Eastern Washington comes into this game with a 4-7 record on the season, having played 11 games. In their last five home games, including those from last year, Eastern Washington has a 3-2 record. Thus far, Eastern Washington has been successful vs. the spread, sitting above .500 with a 6-3 ATS record. In their previous five games, the team has gone 3-1 vs. the spread.

Eastern Washington comes in with an over/under record of 6-3-0 through 11 games, with their games averaging a combined 151.3 points per game so far. The Eagles have an over/under record of 0-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 130 points per game.

Against Washington, the Eastern Washington had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 74.9 points per game. They scored 66 points and posted a field goal percentage of 42.4% in the game. Dane Erikstrup led the scoring for the Eagles, contributing 17 points. Additionally, Ethan Price chipped in with 12 points.

Facing Portland State, Eastern Washington aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 78.0 points allowed per game (247th). Eastern Washington’s three-point defense is currently 99th in the country at 6.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.7% of their shots vs. Eastern Washington.