Montana @ Eastern Washington
Current Records: Montana 10-5; Eastern Washington 8-6
What to Know
The Montana Grizzlies haven’t won a matchup against the Eastern Washington Eagles since Feb. 6 of 2020, but they’ll be looking to end the drought on Thursday. Montana and Eastern Washington will face off in a Big Sky battle at 9 p.m. ET at Reese Court. These two teams come into the game bolstered by wins in their previous games.
The Grizzlies came out on top in a nail-biter against the Weber State Wildcats on Saturday, sneaking past 74-72.
Meanwhile, the Eagles had enough points to win and then some against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks on Saturday, taking their contest 78-65.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Montana is expected to win a tight contest. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (6-2), so they might be worth a quick bet.
Montana found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unpleasant 78-50 punch to the gut against Eastern Washington when the two teams previously met in March of last year. The defeat knocked the Grizzlies out of the playoffs, so expect them to come at Eastern Washington with a vengeful fire.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Reese Court — Cheney, Washington
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $35.00
The Grizzlies are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Eagles, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Grizzlies as a 1.5-point favorite.
Montana have won seven out of their last 13 games against Eastern Washington.
- Mar 12, 2021 – Eastern Washington 78 vs. Montana 50
- Feb 20, 2021 – Eastern Washington 90 vs. Montana 76
- Feb 18, 2021 – Eastern Washington 90 vs. Montana 76
- Feb 06, 2020 – Montana 92 vs. Eastern Washington 82
- Jan 09, 2020 – Montana 90 vs. Eastern Washington 63
- Mar 16, 2019 – Montana 68 vs. Eastern Washington 62
- Feb 09, 2019 – Montana 75 vs. Eastern Washington 74
- Jan 10, 2019 – Eastern Washington 78 vs. Montana 71
- Mar 10, 2018 – Montana 82 vs. Eastern Washington 65
- Feb 15, 2018 – Eastern Washington 74 vs. Montana 65
- Jan 26, 2017 – Eastern Washington 72 vs. Montana 60
- Jan 07, 2017 – Montana 65 vs. Eastern Washington 59
- Jan 23, 2016 – Montana 74 vs. Eastern Washington 69
Injury Report for Eastern Washington
No Injury Information
Injury Report for Montana
- Scott Blakney: Game-Time Decision (Hand)