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Eastern Washington Eagles Visit Montana Grizzlies in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

College basketball betting interest will be high on Thursday when the Eagles of Eastern Washington hit the hard court against the Grizzlies of Montana.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Montana Grizzlies betting line as -5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Eastern Washington Eagles vs Montana Grizzlies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Eastern Washington Eagles will look to cover the spread vs the Montana Grizzlies on Thursday, as the Eagles are 11-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Grizzlies are 10-11 ATS. Eastern Washington is 6-10 against the total, while Montana is 10-11 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 64-ranked Montana Grizzlies and the No. 197-rated Eastern Washington Eagles in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Montana's No. 155-ranked scoring average of 73.76 PPG, against a Eastern Washington Eagles defense rated No. 200 and allowing 74.9 PPG. The Montana Grizzlies FG% has averaged 44.57% to date this season, less than the Eastern Washington Eagles shooters have managed so far (46.58% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Eagles got 21 points from Jacob Wiley as Eastern Washington ran past Southern Utah 83-68 on Saturday at Reese Court.

The Grizzlies wasted a 28-point performance from Sayeed Pridgett in losing to Sacramento State 92-83 on Saturday at Colberg Court.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Washington is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Eastern Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Eastern Washington's last 10 games
  • Eastern Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Montana is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • Montana is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Montana is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Eastern Washington
  • Montana is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games when playing Eastern Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Washington at Montana State, Saturday, January 28th
Montana at Idaho, Saturday, January 28th