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Eastern Washington Eagles vs Bengals College Hoops Game Preview

Eastern Washington EaglesIdaho State Bengals
March 7, 9:05 PM | Holt Arena

Eastern Washington Eagles vs Idaho State Bengals Odds

9-20TEAM RECORD5-23

Holt Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Idaho State Bengals and the visiting Eastern Washington Eagles in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 10-16-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Bengals are 11-15-1 ATS. Eastern Washington is 9-14 on the totals; Idaho State is 12-10.

View Eastern Washington vs Idaho State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Idaho State in this one found them as 2-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bengals at No. 315 and the Eagles at No. 256 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 60-58 result in favor of the Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Idaho State has the nation's No. 341-rated offensive output, at 55.9 PPG. The visiting Eagles defense ranks No. 327 allowing on average 74.9 PPG. The Bengals FG% has averaged 40.4% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Washington owns the country's No. 335-rated mark, allowing 79.4 points per game on the highway. Idaho State, on the other hand, rates No. 260 in scoring at home.

Eastern Washington was a 78-74 loser in their most recent outing at home against North Dakota. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Tyler Harvey scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 78-74 to North Dakota at Reese Court on Saturday).

Idaho State was a 53-52 loser in its last match on the road against Sacramento State. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Idaho State suffered a 53-52 loss against Sacramento State on Saturday, getting 18 points from Tomas Sanchez in a losing effort at Colberg Court.

Eastern Washington Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Weber State are 5-5
After playing North Dakota are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6

Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Portland State are 4-6
After playing Sacramento State are 1-9
After a loss are 1-9

A few Eagles at Bengals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Idaho State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Washington's last 7 games on the road
Eastern Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Idaho State
Eastern Washington is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho State's last 5 games when playing at home against Eastern Washington
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Idaho State's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Idaho State's last 9 games
Idaho State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Eastern Washington

Next up:
Eastern Washington at Weber State, Saturday, March 9
Idaho State home to Portland State, Saturday, March 9