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Eastern Washington Eagles face Montana State Bobcats: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Eastern Washington EaglesMontana State Bobcats
Jan 5, 9:05 PM | Worthington Arena

Eastern Washington Eagles vs Montana State Bobcats Odds

3-10TEAM RECORD4-7

Worthington Arena will host Montana State Bobcats vs. Eastern Washington Eagles action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Bobcats currently sports a 4-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-4 ATS. The Eagles are 3-10 and 2-8-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bobcats produce a 3-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Eagles have gone 2-5 against the number.

View Eastern Washington vs Montana State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Montana State Bobcats as 5.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 196-rated Bobcats and the No. 285-ranked Eagles, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 75-65 result in favor of the Bobcats.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montana State's No. 72 nationally ranked offense (73.6 points per game) against a Eagles defense that sits as the No. 344 at 80.1 PPG. The Bobcats have been averaging 41.9% from the field, more than the Eagles have managed so far this season (39.2% on average).

Defensively, Eastern Washington features the nation's No. 347-rated defense on the road, allowing 87.4 points per game. Montana State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 83 nationally in scoring at home.

Eastern Washington was an 81-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Montana. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. Venky Jois scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 81-66 to Montana at Dahlberg Arena on Thursday).

Last time out for Montana State, they were a 62-59 winner as they battled Portland State at home. They covered in the match as a 1-point favorite. Montana State earned a 62-59 victory over Portland State on Thursday, getting 16 points from Flavien Davis at Worthington Arena.

Eastern Washington Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Northern Arizona are 4-6
After playing Montana are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Northern Colorado are 3-7
After playing Portland State are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Eagles at Bobcats trends to consider:
Eastern Washington is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montana State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Montana State
Eastern Washington is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Montana State
Eastern Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montana State's last 5 games when playing at home against Eastern Washington
Montana State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Eastern Washington
Montana State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Montana State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Eastern Washington

Next up:
Eastern Washington home to Northern Arizona, Thursday, January 10
Montana State at Northern Colorado, Thursday, January 10