College baskeball point spread favors Eagles in battle with Thunderbirds
Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Eastern Washington Eagles Odds
Reese Court will host Eastern Washington Eagles vs. Southern Utah Thunderbirds action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
Eastern Washington battles the Thunderbirds, currently sitting with a 10-14 mark (12-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-14 for the Eagles and 10-8 for the Thunderbirds.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Thunderbirds were listed as 4-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eagles rated this week at No. 285 and the Thunderbirds sitting at No. 216. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 65-63 result in favor of the Thunderbirds.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Eastern Washington has the nation's No. 195-rated offensive output, at 66.7 PPG. The visiting Thunderbirds defense ranks No. 293 allowing on average 71.7 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 39.7% so far, less than the Thunderbirds marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.7% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Utah owns the country's No. 334-rated mark, allowing 79 points per game on the highway. Eastern Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 251 in scoring at home.
Southern Utah was a 90-69 loser in its last match on the road against Portland State. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Thunderbirds were hammered by Portland State on Thursday, losing by a 90-69 final at Stott Center in college basketball betting action.
Eastern Washington was a 77-74 winner in its last match on the road against Northern Arizona. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Parker Kelly scored 19 points leading the Eagles to a 77-74 victory over Northern Arizona at Walkup Skydome on Saturday.
Southern Utah Thunderbirds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing CS Northridge are 2-2
After playing Portland State are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5
Eastern Washington Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Portland State are 2-8
After playing Northern Arizona are 3-7
After a win are 2-8
A few Thunderbirds at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Utah's last 5 games on the road
Southern Utah is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Eastern Washington's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Washington's last 5 games at home
Eastern Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Eastern Washington is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Southern Utah home to CS Northridge, Saturday, February 23
Eastern Washington at Portland State, Monday, February 18