The Eastern Washington Eagles (3-7) can end a five-game road losing streak when they take on the Wyoming Cowboys (5-2) at Arena-Auditorium. Wyoming opened as an 11-point favorite, while the games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 152 points. Action begins at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
Eastern Washington Eagles vs. Wyoming Cowboys Free Preview
In the Eagles last game, they lost a close one to the South Dakota Coyotes, 75-73. Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk put up 18 points and nine rebounds in the contest. South Dakota did an excellent job of making free throws (17-21; 81.0 percent). Eastern Washington, meanwhile, held the Coyotes to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.0 (below their season average of 30.1).
The Cowboys will look to keep it rolling after defeating the Pacific Tigers in their last outing, 86-72. Hayden Dalton had a solid performance for Wyoming, putting up 18 points and 10 rebounds. The Cowboys, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.501, had a phenomenal mark of 0.613 and had a better turnover percentage (16.1 vs. 16.5).
When considering effective field goal percentage, Wyoming should have a substantial edge. Since the 2016-17 season, the Cowboys defense ranks 38th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.459), while the Eastern Washington offense ranks 322nd in effective field goal percentage (0.531). Also, the Eagles rank 34th in turnover percentage (17.2 percent), while the Cowboys rank 307th in opponents turnover percentage (16.9 percent).
Of Eastern Washington’s 8 games that accepted bets, four have finished over the projected point total, while 6 of Wyoming’s 9 games have finished under the projected point total. The Cowboys hold a clear advantage in terms of straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 5-2 SU and 4-5 ATS, while the Eagles are 3-7 SU and 3-5 ATS.
The Cowboys won the only contest against the Eagles last season, 91-81. The Cowboys 29.6 offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest strength over the Eagles, who had a mark of 16.1.
Eastern Washington Eagles at Wyoming Cowboys ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Eastern Washington, ATS Winner – Eastern Washington, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Eagles rank 30th in steals allowed per game (6.1) while the Cowboys rank 138th (6.6).
- Eastern Washington ranks 23rd in three pointers allowed per game (20.6) while Wyoming ranks 119th (21.5).
- Wyoming ranks 78th in assists per game (15.2) while Eastern Washington ranks 227th (12.1).
- The Cowboys rank 63rd in rebounds per game (38.1) while the Eagles rank 207th in rebounds allowed per game (34.8).
- Wyoming ranks 39th in blocks per game (4.7) while Eastern Washington ranks 151st (4.3).