Idaho State at Eastern Washington: 3/5/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Eastern Washington Eagles (12-7) vs Idaho State Bengals (11-9)
Game Info: Friday, March 5, 2021 at 3:05 pm (Reese Court)
Betting Odds: Eastern Washington Eagles -12.5 -- Over/Under: 145 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Idaho State Bengals and Eastern Washington Eagles face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at Reese Court.
These two teams just faced off on Wednesday and it was Idaho State that was able to pull off the upset winning 68-63. Robert Ford II was the best player for Idaho State finishing with 17 points and seven rebounds. Tanner Groves was the best player for Eastern Washington finishing with 19 points and six rebounds.
The Idaho State Bengals come into this game with a 13-9 record overall but they have lost two of their last three games. This is an offense that has had issues this season, but they got going in the last game to come away with the victory. Idaho State on the season is averaging 61.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 63.5 points per game. Guard Tarik Cool has been the best player for Idaho State averaging 13.7 points while shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Eastern Washington Eagles who sit with a 12-7 record overall and had won nine games in a row before losing on Wednesday. Eastern Washington is a team that scores a ton of points, but doesn’t play a whole lot of defense. Eastern Washington is averaging 79.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 73 points per game. Eastern Washington is shooting 47.2 percent from the field and 36.7 percent from behind the three point line. Tanner Groves has been the best player for Eastern Washington averaging 16.8 points while shooting 56.7 percent from the field and 31.8 percent from behind the three point line.
Eastern Washington struggled in the last game, but they are going to find success in this game with their offense. The offense will be too much for Idaho State and that will be the difference as Eastern Washington comes away with the victory.