Montana vs Eastern Washington 1/29/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds » Sports Chat Place

The Eastern Washington Eagles and Montana Grizzlies meet Saturday in college basketball action from Dahlberg Arena. Eastern Washington is 11-9 on the year. The Eagles lost to Montana State in their last game. As for Montana, they are currently 14-6 and are coming off a win over Idaho. Check back throughout the season for free college basketball picks on Sports Chat Place.

Eastern Washington has hovered around 0.500 for most of the year, but has been gradually improving since late December. In the bottom three, the Eagles are 1-2 with losses to Northern Colorado and Montana State.

In Thursday’s Montana State game, Eastern Washington was outscored 26-25 in the first half and 43-40 from there in a 69-65 loss. Leading the team in scoring was Linton Acliese with 22 points, 10 rebounds and one steal.

On the Montana side, they are off to an 11-6 start this year. Losses were in Mississippi State, North Dakota, Oregon, Northern Colorado, Santa Clara and Montana State. Since then, there have been victories over Portland State, Northern Arizona and Idaho.

In the Idaho game, the Grizzlies scored 35 points in the first half and 46 more from there in an 81-62 victory. Josh Bannan led the charge with 18 points and nine rebounds. Cameron Parker also had 15 points and four assists.

The Grizzlies are 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games after an ATS win and 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games. Montana is 3-13 ATS in its last 16 games on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Eagles are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 road games and 37-17 ATS in their last 54 games overall. Eastern WA is 20-6-1 ATS in its last 27 games on Saturday.

TAKE: I’ll stick to Montana here. The Grizzlies have had their scoring issues lately with 66 points or less in three of their last four games, but they still get the wins. The last time these teams met on Jan. 6, Montana took a 90-78 win. The Grizzlies shot 49.1% from the field in that one with a 10-point advantage in the second half. I also like that this one is close most of the time, but I think the Grizzlies can go on.

Andrew Jett’s Free Pick:

Montana Grizzlies -4.5

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