The CSUN Matadors (1-8) challenge the Eastern Washington Eagles (3-8) look to end their losing streaks when they face off at Reese Court. The Matadors have lost their last eight games, while the Eagles have lost five games in a row. Eastern Washington opened as a 13-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 143.5 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 17, 2017.
CSUN Matadors at Eastern Washington Eagles Free Preview
The last time the Matadors played, they lost to the Loyola Marymount Lions, 74-57. With 16 points on 6-for-11 shooting, Tavrion Dawson was CSUN’s high scorer. Loyola Marymount had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (34.5 vs. 22.6). CSUN, meanwhile, had a free throw rate of 0.265 (above their season average of 0.201).
The Eagles are trying to rebound after their 93-88 loss to the Wyoming Cowboys in their last outing. Bogdan Bliznyuk was the top scorer from either team with 30 points on 9-for-18 shooting. Wyoming held the Eagles to an offensive rebounding percentage of 13.5 (below their season average of 22.8). Eastern Washington, meanwhile, was lights out from beyond the arc (15-30; 50.0 percent).
CSUN could have a difficult time creating turnovers. Dating back to last season, Eastern Washington ranks 69th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.1 percent), while CSUN has forced the third-fewest turnovers (17.0 percent).
Of CSUN’s 8 games with betting action, four have finished over the O/U total, while 5 of Eastern Washington’s 9 games have finished over the projected point total. The Eagles hold a sizable advantage in both straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 3-8 SU and 4-5 ATS, while the Matadors are 1-8 SU and 2-6 ATS.
CSUN Matadors at Eastern Washington Eagles Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Eastern Washington, ATS Winner – CSUN, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Eagles rank 210th in assists per game (12.2) while the Matadors rank 249th (13.0).
- Eastern Washington ranks 107th in three pointers attempted per game (22.9) while CSUN ranks 272nd (14.3).
- The Eagles rank 35th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Matadors rank 183rd (3.9).
- Eastern Washington ranks 179th in rebounds per game (35.0) while CSUN ranks 231st (34.6).