The Washington Huskies (1-0) will be at home in Alaska Airlines Arena when they meet the Eastern Washington Eagles (1-0). The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 158.5 points with Washington set as a 10-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 12, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
Eastern Washington Eagles at Washington Huskies Odds Preview
The last time the Eagles played, they had no trouble getting past the Walla Walla University Wolves, 82-61. With 11 points and 10 rebounds, Jesse Hunt had a solid game for Eastern Washington. Eastern Washington played a nearly flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 32.5 and a turnover percentage of 11.8. Walla Walla University had marks of 15.8 and 20.2, respectively, for those same stats.
The Huskies come in on a high note after topping the Belmont Bruins in their last outing, 86-82, as 2-point underdogs. Washington rallied around Jaylen Nowell, who was the game’s high scorer with 32 points on 12-for-18 shooting. Washington dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.500 and a turnover percentage of 18.1. For those same stats, Belmont recorded marks of 0.123 and 18.5, respectively. The two teams combined to put up 168 points, which finished over the O/U total of 157.
It will be a battle of contrasting paces as the up-tempo Huskies will look to push the more half-court-oriented Eagles. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Huskies rank 56th in possessions per game while the Eagles are 163rd. Moreover, the 35th-ranked offense of the Eagles (offensive efficiency of 113.4) will try to exploit the 331st-ranked defense of the Huskies (defensive efficiency of 111.6).
The Eagles are 23-11 straight up (SU) and 16-12-1 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Games involving Eastern Washington have had a slight tendency to finish over the O/U total since last season (51.7 percent).
The Huskies, meanwhile, have records of 10-22 SU and 10-21 ATS since last season. Vegas has had a tendency to set the total high when Washington has been involved over that same stretch as 64.5 percent of their games have ended under the projected point total.
Eastern Washington Eagles at Washington Huskies Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Washington, ATS Winner – Eastern Washington, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Huskies average 37.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 92nd in the nation. The Eagles rank 104th in rebounds allowed per game (33.9).
- Eastern Washington ranks 31st in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Washington ranks 190th (3.8).
- The Huskies rank 138th in steals per game (6.3) while the Eagles rank 262nd (4.6).
- Eastern Washington ranks 186th in assists allowed per game (13.6) while Washington ranks 276th (15.3).