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

Eastern Washington EaglesIdaho State Bengals
5-7January 04, 2014, 09:05 | Holt Arena4-6

The Idaho State Bengals will try to cover the spread at Holt Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Eastern Washington Eagles in NCAA basketball action.

The Bengals sport a record of 4-6 and 3-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Eagles have 5-7 and 4-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-2 for the Bengals and 4-4-1 for the Eagles.

View Eastern Washington Eagles vs Idaho State Bengals Odds and Stats.

The Eagles were listed as 0-point at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bengals rated this week at No. 280 and the Eagles sitting at No. 250.

Eastern Washington lost its last outing, a 74-67 result against Weber State on January 2. They covered in that game as an 8-point underdog. The Eagles got a huge 30-point effort from Tyler Harvey but still lost 74-67 against Weber State on Thursday at Dee Events Center.

Idaho State was an 87-76 winner in its last match at home against Portland State. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Chris Hansen went off for 27 points and added 4 rebounds, leading Idaho State over Portland State, 87-76, on Thursday at Holt Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Idaho State's No. 130-ranked offense, averaging 73.9 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 218 at 74.92 PPG. The Bengals field goal percentage has averaged 46.48% so far, more than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.06% per game.

A few Eagles at Bengals trends to consider:
Eastern Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Eastern Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Washington is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Idaho State
Eastern Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Idaho State
Idaho State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Idaho State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Idaho State is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Eastern Washington
Idaho State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Washington

Next up:
Eastern Washington home to Montana, Thursday, January 9th
Idaho State at North Dakota, Thursday, January 9th