Eastern Washington Eagles vs. San Francisco Dons Free Prediction

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The San Francisco Dons (8-1) welcome the Eastern Washington Eagles (1-6) to War Memorial Gymnasium. The Dons look to continue their seven-game winning streak. Action starts at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 13, 2018.

Eastern Washington Eagles vs. San Francisco Dons Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Dons easily got past the UC Davis Aggies, 76-42, while the Eagles lost big to the 16th-ranked Syracuse Orange, 66-34.

San Francisco played a nearly flawless contest. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 32.4 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.574. UC Davis was 13.5 and 0.304, respectively, for those same stats. Eastern Washington, meanwhile, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (27.5 vs. 37.0). Jordan Ratinho led the way for San Francisco, finishing with 14 points. Tyler Kidd was a key piece for Eastern Washington with nine points.

The Dons won the sole contest between these two teams last season, 81-71. The Dons’ 11.8 turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Eagles, who had a rate of 15.6.

Eastern Washington could struggle to create turnovers. Dating back to last season, San Francisco ranks 95th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.5 percent), while Eastern Washington has forced the 45th-fewest turnovers (16.7 percent). Additionally, put-back points could be tough to come by for the Eagles. They rank 329th in the country in offensive rebounding percentage at 22.5 percent, while the Dons have been 37th-best on the defensive glass (defensive rebounding percentage of 75.9 percent).

Eastern Washington vs. San Francisco Free Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – San Francisco, ATS Winner – San Francisco, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Eastern Washington ranks 28th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while San Francisco ranks 163rd (3.9).
  • The Dons are 19th in the nation with 18.2 three pointers allowed per game while the Eagles are 59th with 20.0 three pointers allowed per game.
  • The Dons rank 21st in assists allowed per game (10.2) while the Eagles rank 137th (13.4).
  • San Francisco ranks 112th in rebounds per game (36.8) while Eastern Washington ranks 159th in rebounds allowed per game (35.3).