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Eastern Washington Eagles vs Idaho State Bengals Betting Matchup Report

Idaho State BengalsEastern Washington Eagles
11-16March 06, 2014, 09:05 | Reese Court14-15

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Reese Court Thursday as host Eastern Washington looks to handle the Idaho State Bengals in NCAA hoops action.

The Bengals will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 14-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Eagles are 13-12-1 ATS. Idaho State is 11-11 against the total, while Eastern Washington is 16-10 versus the number.

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

Bettors looking to back visiting Idaho State before tip-off in this one found them as 4.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game matches up the No. 49 (Eagles) and the No. 87 (Bengals) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Idaho State won its last outing, an 80-67 result against Sacramento State on March 1. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. The Bengals grabbed an 80-67 win over the Hornets on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Chris Hansen at Holt Arena.

Eastern Washington lost its last outing, a 69-67 result against North Dakota on March 1. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. The Eagles got a 22-point effort from Venky Jois, who added 11 rebounds, but North Dakota still managed to defeat Eastern Washington 69-67 Saturday at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Eastern Washington has the nation's No. 46-rated offensive output, at 76.1 PPG. The visiting Bengals defense ranks No. 126 allowing on average 69.67 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 45.56% so far, more than the Bengals marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.44% per game.

A few Bengals at Eagles trends to consider:
Idaho State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Idaho State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Idaho State is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho State's last 6 games on the road
Eastern Washington is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Eastern Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Eastern Washington's last 7 games
Eastern Washington is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Idaho State at Portland State, Saturday, March 8th
Eastern Washington at Weber State, Saturday, March 8th