Northern Arizona at Eastern Washington: 3/9/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Eastern Washington Eagles (17-14) vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (9-22)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 4:30 pm (Idaho Central Arena)
Betting Odds: Eastern Washington Eagles +8.5 -- Over/Under: 145 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks and Eastern Washington Eagles face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown in the Big Sky Tournament at CenturyLink Arena. When these two teams faced off on March 3rd it was Eastern Washington that won 69-63.
Northern Arizona comes into this game with a 9-22 record overall and they have gone 13-16 against the spread. It has been a down season for Northern Arizona, and the offense most of the time has been the biggest issue. In the last game though against Idaho, the defense gave up 78 points, and that led to the defeat. Northern Arizona is averaging 67.3 points while their defense is giving up 73.2 points per game. Guard Jalen Cone has been the best player this year averaging 18.8 points while shooting 37.7 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Eastern Washington Eagles who sit with a 17-14 record overall and they have gone 18-11 against the spread. In the last game against Portland State, Eastern Washington scored 83 points and that led to the eight point victory. Eastern Washington is averaging 77.2 points while their defense is giving up 74.5 points per game. Steele Venters has been the top player for Eastern Washington averaging 16.4 points while shooting 45.4 percent from the field and 43.5 percent from behind the three point line.
Eastern Washington is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games played on a neutral site. Northern Arizona is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall. The over is 6-1 in Eastern Washington’s last seven games. The under is 4-1 in Eastern Washington’s last five games played on Wednesday.
At times, Eastern Washington’s defense has been an issue, but it’s not going to be the problem in this game. Look for Northern Arizona’s offense to struggle, and Eastern Washington is going to push the pace. The Eagles are averaging 77.2 points per game and they are going to run up the score in this game. Back the over to cash.
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