Eastern Washington Eagles at Northern Colorado Bears Free Prediction 02/29/20

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The Northern Colorado Bears (20-8, 13-4 BigSky) wrap up their home schedule at Bank of Colorado Arena against the Eastern Washington Eagles (20-8, 13-4 BigSky). The game starts at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Eastern Washington Eagles vs. Northern Colorado Bears ATS Odds

Both teams blew out their last opponent. The Bears defeated the Idaho Vandals 93-49, while the Eagles beat the Southern Utah Thunderbirds 69-51.

Eastern Washington played a nearly perfect game. They had a ridiculously low turnover percentage of 7.2 (better than their season average of 15.8) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 24.4 (below their season average of 28.3). For those same stats, Southern Utah was 18.4 and 11.8, respectively. The Bears, meanwhile, had an absurdly low turnover percentage of 7.9 (better than their season average of 13.8) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.651 (above their season average of 0.554). Jonah Radebaugh played well for Northern Colorado with 13 points, 10 assists and five rebounds. Meanwhile, Mason Peatling had a good game for Eastern Washington, finishing with 17 points and nine rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Peatling led the Eagles to an 89-84 victory. He notched a double-double with 21 points and 22 rebounds. Eastern Washington had a better offensive rebounding percentage (28.6 vs. 26.0). Northern Colorado, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.205 vs. 0.189).

Northern Colorado appears to have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Bears rank 14th in offensive efficiency, while the Eagles rank 122nd in defensive efficiency. It will also be a battle of opposite tempos as the up-and-down Eagles rank 15th in possessions per game, while the more half-court oriented Bears rank 312th.

Eastern Washington Eagles at Northern Colorado Bears Odds Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Northern Colorado, ATS Winner – Northern Colorado, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Northern Colorado ranks second in assists allowed per game (8.3) while Eastern Washington ranks 243rd (14.7).
  • The Bears rank first in three pointers allowed per game (13.2) while the Eagles rank 74th (19.9).
  • The Bears rank 10th in steals allowed per game (4.7) while the Eagles rank 207th (7.5).
  • Northern Colorado ranks 47th in rebounds allowed per game (32.3) while Eastern Washington ranks 226th (37.0).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Bears have scored an average of 79.6 points per game (4.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 61.2 points per game (1.4 below their season average).
  • The Eagles’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.8, down from 7.6 for the season.