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College basketball point spread favors Bears in battle with Eagles

Northern Colorado BearsEastern Washington Eagles
13-5February 01, 2014, 05:05 | Reese Court8-12

Eastern Washington looks to cover the Eagles-Bears pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 8-12 mark when they host Northern Colorado in college basketball wagering action.

The Eagles are 8-12 so far on the season, and 5-11-1 ATS vs. the number. The Bears, meanwhile, are 13-5 and 7-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Eastern Washington go 9-7-1 and the Bears go 6-6-1 on the totals.

View Northern Colorado Bears vs Eastern Washington Eagles Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Eagles as 1.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 263-rated Eagles and the No. 32-ranked Bears, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Eastern Washington was a 73-61 loser at home against North Dakota. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Eastern Washington suffered a 73-61 loss against North Dakota on Thursday, getting 15 points from Venky Jois in a losing effort at Reese Court.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Eastern Washington's No. 101-ranked scoring average of 74 PPG, against a Bears defense rated No. 58 and allowing 66.33 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 43.97% to date this season, less than the Bears shooters have managed so far (49.29% per game).

A few Bears at Eagles trends to consider:
Northern Colorado is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Northern Colorado is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
Northern Colorado is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Northern Colorado is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Washington
Eastern Washington is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Eastern Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Washington's last 6 games
Eastern Washington is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Northern Colorado at Idaho State, Thursday, February 6th
Eastern Washington at Montana State, Thursday, February 6th