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Idaho Vandals face Eastern Washington Eagles: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Idaho VandalsEastern Washington Eagles
Dec 6, 9:05 PM | Reese Court

Idaho Vandals vs Eastern Washington Eagles Odds

2-4TEAM RECORD2-5

The Idaho Vandals will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Eagles in Eastern Washington at Reese Court on Thursday in college basketball action.

The Eagles currently sports a 2-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-3 ATS. The Vandals are 2-4 and 2-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Eagles produce a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Vandals have gone 1-2 against the number.

View Idaho vs Eastern Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Eastern Washington in this one found them as 1.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Eagles at No. 203 and the Vandals at No. 280 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-64 result in favor of the Vandals.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Eastern Washington's No. 64-ranked scoring average of 75 PPG, against a Vandals defense rated No. 220 and allowing 68.5 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 40.5% to date this season, less than the Vandals shooters have managed so far (45.5% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Idaho owns the country's No. 148-rated mark, allowing 68.5 points per game on the highway. Eastern Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 104 in scoring at home.

Idaho was a 73-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against UC Davis. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. Stephen Madison scored 21 points leading the Vandals to a 73-66 victory over UC Davis at Cowan Spectrum on Saturday.

In their last action, Eastern Washington was a 79-75 winner at home against CS Fullerton. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Eastern Washington got 22 points and 13 rebounds from Venky Jois en route to a 79-75 victory over CS Fullerton on Friday at Reese Court.

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing UC Davis are 0-1
After a win are 5-5

Eastern Washington Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 1-5
After playing CS Fullerton are 2-3
After a win are 3-7

A few Vandals at Eagles trends to consider:
Idaho is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Eastern Washingto
Idaho is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Eastern Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Eastern Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Idaho
Eastern Washington is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Idaho at Texas El Paso, Saturday, December 8
Eastern Washington home to Seattle, Monday, December 10