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Feb 28, 9:05 PM | Reese Court

Northern Colorado Bears vs Eastern Washington Eagles Odds

9-17TEAM RECORD9-18

Northern Colorado pays a visit to Eastern Washington on Thursday, hoping to send the Eagles to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Reese Court.

This season, the Eagles are 9-18 overall and 10-14-1 ATS ATS, while the Bears are 9-17 and 10-14 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Eastern Washington boasts a 7-14 on the OU, and Northern Colorado is 12-10.

View Northern Colorado vs Eastern Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Eastern Washington sat as 1-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Eagles at No. 268 and the Bears at No. 233 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-65 result in favor of the Bears.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Eastern Washington's No. 149-ranked offense, averaging 68.4 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 272 at 70.8 PPG. The Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 40.9% so far, less than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Colorado owns the country's No. 261-rated mark, allowing 73.3 points per game on the highway. Eastern Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 187 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northern Colorado, they were a 79-78 loser as they battled UC Davis on the road. They covered in the match as a 6-point underdog. Northern Colorado suffered a 79-78 loss against UC Davis on Saturday, getting 21 points from Tate Unruh in a losing effort at UC Davis Pavilion.

Last time out for Eastern Washington, they were an 81-76 winner as they battled Sam Houston State at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. Eastern Washington got 20 points from Collin Chiverton en route to an 81-76 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday at Reese Court.

Northern Colorado Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Portland State are 7-3
After playing UC Davis are 0-1
After a loss are 3-7

Eastern Washington Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing North Dakota are 0-1
After playing Sam Houston State are 1-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Bears at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Colorado's last 6 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Eastern Washingto
Northern Colorado is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Washington's last 5 games
Eastern Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Eastern Washington's last 9 games when playing Northern Colorado
Eastern Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Northern Colorado

Next up:
Northern Colorado at Portland State, Saturday, March 2
Eastern Washington home to North Dakota, Saturday, March 2

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