Eastern Washington vs. Weber State - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Weber State Wildcats (12-18) at Eastern Washington Eagles (22-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 5:05 pm (Reese Court)
The Line: Eastern Washington Eagles -11 -- Over/Under: 151
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The Weber State Wildcats will travel to Reese Court to take on the Eastern Washington Eagles this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The Weber State Wildcats snapped their 2-game losing streak and improved to 12-18 (8-11 Big Sky) on the season after defeating the Idaho Vandals, 72-64, this past Thursday night. Weber State led by a 38-29 margin at halftime and pulled away in the 2nd half after an 11-0 Wildcats run gave Weber State a 65-56 lead with 3:38 left in regulation. Weber State shot 48.3% from the field and committed just 7 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Cody John who had 21 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal.
On the season, Weber State is averaging 70.1 ppg on 45.6% shooting from the field. The Wildcats are averaging 6.8 three-pointers per game on 32.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Weber State has been led by Jerrick Harding (22.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.2 apg), Cody John (14.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.6 apg), and Michal Kozak (8.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.2 bpg).
Defensively, Weber State is allowing their opponents to average 71.3 ppg on 45.0% shooting from the field. The Wildcats have a rebound margin of -2.6 and a turnover margin of -0.1.
The Eastern Washington Eagles won their 6th straight game and improved to 22-8 (15-4 Big Sky) on the season after defeating the Idaho State Bengals, 100-75, this past Thursday. Eastern Washington led by a 46-41 margin at halftime and had no trouble securing the victory after taking a 69-46 lead with 14:02 left in regulation. Eastern Washington shot 57.1% from the field and committed just 6 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Eagles was Mason Peatling who had 16 points, 14 rebounds, 7 assists, and a block.
On the season, Eastern Washington is averaging 81.0 ppg on 46.0% shooting from the field. The Eagles are averaging 9.2 three-pointers per game on 34.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Eastern Washington has been led by Jacob Davison (18.2 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.4 spg), Mason Peatling (17.4 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.5 bpg), and Kim Aiken Jr. (13.1 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.7 spg).
Defensively, Eastern Washington is allowing their opponents to average 72.9 ppg on 42.7% shooting from the field. The Eagles have a rebound margin of 1.3 and a turnover margin of 1.7.
The Wildcats are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games and just 4-8 ATS on the road this season. The Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games and 17-11 ATS on the season.
Weber State comes into this game ranked just 210th in scoring offense, 232nd in scoring defense, and 280th in defensive FG%.
Eastern Washington has been led by their offense which comes into this match-up ranked T-7th in scoring offense, 54th in FG%, and 29th in three-pointers made per game.
Eastern Washington was able to escape with a 79-77 victory at Weber State, however, I expect the Eagles to have a much easier team with the Wildcats at home in which they come into this game with a 12-2 home record. Eastern Washington has an explosive offense that should have success agianst the Wildcats and between the fact that Weber State has lost their last 5 road games by an average of 17 ppg and that Eastern Washington can clinch the top-seed for the Big Sky tournament with a win, I’m taking Eastern Washington to cover this double-digit home spread. Good Luck!