Montana vs. Eastern Washington - 2/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Eastern Washington Eagles (15-6) at Montana Grizzlies (12-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Dahlberg Arena)
The Line: Montana Grizzlies -3 -- Over/Under: 149.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Eastern Washington Eagles and the Montana Grizzlies meet in Big Sky college basketball action from the Dahlberg Arena on Thursday night.
The Eastern Washington Eagles will look to add to their current six-game winning streak after a 77-66 win over Northern Arizona last time out. Jacob Davison led the Eagles with 17 points on 7 of 14 shooting with 3 treys and a team-high 5 assists while Kim Aiken Jr. and Jack Perry each had 15 points with Aiken Jr. adding 10 rebounds for the double-double while Perry had 5 thres with 3 assists and a pair of steals. Mason Peatling added 14 points with 14 rebounds to match along with 4 assists and a pair of steals to finish off the scoring in double figures for Eastern Washington in the victory. Ellis Magnuson added 5 points with 4 assists as well in the winning effort for Eastern Washington. Davison leads Eastern Washington in scoring with an average of 17.9 points per game while Aiken Jr. leads the Eagles in rebounding with 10.2 rebounds per game and Magnuson leads Eastern Washington in assists with 5.1 assists per game this season. As a team, Eastern Washington is averaging 82 points per game on 46% shooting from the field, 34.8% from behind the arc and 68.1% from the foul line this season.
The Montana Grizzlies will look to build on a 78-63 win over Montana State in their last outing. Sayeed Pridgett led the Grizzlies with 24 points on 8 of 17 shooting with a team-high 5 assists while Kyle Owens added 14 points and Kendal Manuel chipped in 12 points with 4 threes. Timmy Falls added 10 points with 4 assists and a pair of steals to finish off the scoring in double figures for Montana in the victory. Derrick Carter-Hollinger added 7 points with 9 rebounds and 5 assists as well in the winning effort. Pridgett leads Montana with an average of 19.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Montana is averaging 69.7 points per game on 45.6% shooting from the field, 34.9% from behind the arc and 71.8% from the foul line this season.
Eastern Washington is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games against a team with a winning home record while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 Thursday games. Montana is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. The underdog is 10-3-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings between these two teams.
I get why Montana would be favored at home where the Grizzlies are 9-1 SU this season, but the Grizz have also taken a step back from the form of the team that vaulted to the top of the conference standings earlier in the year. Eastern Washington appears to be turning it on at just the right time, and even on the road, getting a free bucket with a team on a six-game heater sounds like a solid play to me, so I’ll take a shot with the Eagles and the points in this one.