Eastern Washington @ Idaho State
Current Records: Eastern Washington 10-8; Idaho State 3-14
What to Know
After two games on the road, the Idaho State Bengals are heading back home. The Bengals and the Eastern Washington Eagles will face off in a Big Sky battle at 9 p.m. ET on Monday at Reed Gym. The teams split their matchups last year, with Idaho State winning the first 68-63 and Eastern Washington taking the second 75-62.
This past Saturday, Idaho State lost to the Southern Utah Thunderbirds on the road by a decisive 86-74 margin.
Meanwhile, it was close but no cigar for Eastern Washington as they fell 87-83 to the Northern Colorado Bears this past Saturday.
Idaho State is expected to lose this next one by 5. Those who got lucky with them against the spread this past Saturday might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.
The losses put the Bengals at 3-14 and the Eagles at 10-8. A couple defensive stats to keep an eye on: Idaho State has allowed their opponents to shoot 47.10% from the floor on average, which is the fifth highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. Eastern Washington has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 43rd worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 74.5 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Reed Gym — Pocatello, Idaho
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Eagles are a 5-point favorite against the Bengals, 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 Eagles as a 6-point favorite.
Eastern Washington have won seven out of their last ten games against Idaho State.
- Mar 05, 2021 – Eastern Washington 75 vs. Idaho State 62
- Mar 03, 2021 – Idaho State 68 vs. Eastern Washington 63
- Mar 05, 2020 – Eastern Washington 100 vs. Idaho State 75
- Dec 30, 2019 – Idaho State 75 vs. Eastern Washington 69
- Mar 07, 2019 – Eastern Washington 91 vs. Idaho State 62
- Dec 31, 2018 – Eastern Washington 65 vs. Idaho State 55
- Feb 24, 2018 – Eastern Washington 74 vs. Idaho State 69
- Feb 25, 2017 – Eastern Washington 89 vs. Idaho State 77
- Jan 12, 2017 – Eastern Washington 92 vs. Idaho State 85
- Mar 03, 2016 – Idaho State 75 vs. Eastern Washington 71