Sam Houston State Bearkats vs Eastern Washington Eagles Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Reese Court Saturday as host Eastern Washington looks to handle the Sam Houston State Bearkats in NCAA hoops action.
This season, the Eagles are 8-18 overall and 9-14-1 ATS ATS, while the Bearkats are 14-12 and 2-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Eastern Washington boasts a 6-14 on the OU, and Sam Houston State is 0-0.
The Eagles were listed as 1-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles sit at No. 276 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bearkats sit at No. 80 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bearkats will win this game 71-61.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bearkats rank No. 28 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.5 per game. That compares with Eastern Washington’s No. 136 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Eastern Washington is college basketball's No. 15-ranked team at 8.4 per game, while the Bearkats rate No. 124 with 6.5 per game.
Defensively, Sam Houston State features the nation's No. 132-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.8 points per game. Eastern Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 218 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Sam Houston State, they were a 50-44 loser as they battled Stephen F. Austin at home. James Thomas scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Bearkats to a win (they lost 50-44 to Stephen F. Austin at Bernard Johnson Coliseum on Wednesday).
Eastern Washington lost its last outing, an 89-80 result against Portland State on February 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. The Eagles endured an 89-80 loss at the hands of the Vikings on Monday, despite a 23-point effort from Tyler Harvey at Stott Center.
Eastern Washington Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Northern Colorado are 5-5
After playing Portland State are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Bearkats at Eagles trends to consider:
Eastern Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Eastern Washington's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Washington's last 6 games at home
Eastern Washington is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
Sam Houston State home to Nicholls State, Thursday, February 28
Eastern Washington home to Northern Colorado, Thursday, February 28