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Montana favored by 5 against Eastern Washington on Friday

Eastern Washington EaglesMontana Grizzlies
Dec 30, 3:00 PM | Dahlberg Arena

Eastern Washington Eagles vs Montana Grizzlies Odds

7-6TEAM RECORD8-5

Montana looks to cover the Grizzlies-Eagles pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 8-5 mark when they host Eastern Washington in college basketball action.

This season, the Grizzlies are 8-5 overall and 4-4-1 ATS ATS, while the Eagles are 7-6 and 6-4 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Montana boasts a 4-5 on the OU, and Eastern Washington is 7-3.

View Eastern Washington vs Montana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Montana sat as 5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 209-rated Grizzlies and the No. 118-ranked Eagles, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-70 result in favor of the Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 225 in NCAA hoops at 34.3 per game. Contrast that with Montana’s No. 262 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Montana is the No. 232-ranked team in the country at 5.5 per game, while Eastern Washington rates No. 8 at 9.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Washington owns the country's No. 208-rated mark, allowing 73 points per game on the highway. Montana, on the other hand, rates No. 290 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Eastern Washington, they were an 82-66 winner as they battled Montana State on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Eastern Washington got 22 points from Cliff Colimon en route to an 82-66 victory over Montana State on Wednesday at Worthington Arena.

Last time out for Montana, they were a 75-64 winner as they battled Portland State at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. Montana got 17 points from Kareem Jamar en route to a 75-64 victory over Portland State on Wednesday at Dahlberg Arena.

Eastern Washington Eagles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Weber State are 5-5
After playing Montana State are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Montana Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Idaho State are 7-3
After playing Portland State are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Eagles at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Eastern Washington's last 13 games on the road
Eastern Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Washington is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montana
Montana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Eastern Washington
Montana is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games at home
Montana is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Eastern Washington
Montana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Eastern Washington home to Weber State, Thursday, January 5
Montana at Idaho State, Saturday, January 7

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