Eastern Washington vs Montana: Big Sky Tournament Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 12, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 12, 2021

The No. 2 seed Eastern Washington Eagles (14-7) are  favorites to win and move closer to a guaranteed berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket against the No. 6 seed Montana Grizzlies (14-12) in the Big Sky Tournament semifinals Friday at CenturyLink Arena, tipping off at 10:00 PM ET.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 12, 2021, 1:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Eastern Washington Betting Information

  • The Eagles have covered the spread more often than not this season, earning a record ATS of 13-7.
  • When favored by at least 7 points, the Eagles are 5-4 against the spread this season.
  • 12 of 20 Eastern Washington games this season (60%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • The Eagles took down Northern Arizona 66-60 but failed to cover the spread as 15-point favorites, while falling short of the 150.5 point total in their last contest on Thursday. Tyler Robertson racked up a team-high 18 points in the victory.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Eastern Washington Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Tanner Groves 21 16.4 8.0 1.3 0.3 1.0 0.7
Kim Aiken Jr. 21 12.0 8.3 2.0 1.3 1.0 1.6
Tyler Robertson 20 11.8 3.8 3.1 0.7 0.1 1.7
Michael Meadows 16 10.9 2.1 2.2 0.6 0.1 0.8
Jacob Davison 19 10.8 2.4 1.5 0.7 0.4 1.6

Montana Betting Information

  • The Grizzlies have typically come up short ATS this season, with a 7-14 record.
  • When playing as at least a 7-point underdog, the Grizzlies frequently fail to meet expectations with only a 0-3 record against the spread.
  • 47.6% of Montana’s 21 games this season have reached the over/under.
  • The Grizzlies knocked off Weber State 80-75 in their last outing on Thursday. Robby Beasley racked up a team-high 23 points to lead the team to the victory. They covered the spread as 7-point underdogs, and the teams combined to go over the 143 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Montana Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Robby Beasley III 18 11.2 2.3 0.8 0.5 0.1 1.6
Kyle Owens 24 10.8 5.5 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.7
Brandon Whitney 24 10.3 2.0 2.6 0.9 0.1 0.5
Michael Steadman 18 9.8 5.1 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.0
Josh Bannan 24 8.6 5.7 1.0 0.7 0.2 0.3

Total Facts

  • Eastern Washington’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Friday’s matchup total (146 points) in 52.4% of opportunities (11 out of 21 matchups).
  • In Montana’s games this year, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Friday’s matchup over/under in eight out of 26 matchups (30.8%).
  • Together, the two teams combine for 149.7 points per game, 3.7 points more than the total of 146 for this contest.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 137.6 points per game, 8.4 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • The Eagles have seen a 149.7 average over/under in their games this season, 3.7 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 8.4 points separates this matchup’s over/under (146 points) and the average total points bet in Grizzlies games (137.6 points) this season.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/20/2021 Eastern Washington Montana -4 150 -186 +153 Regular Season 90-76 E WASH
2/18/2021 Eastern Washington Eastern Washington -8 146.5 -375 +289 Regular Season 90-76 E WASH
2/6/2020 Montana Montana -3 145 -158 +129 Regular Season 92-82 MONT
1/9/2020 Eastern Washington Eastern Washington -5.5 149 -245 +195 Regular Season 90-63 MONT
2/9/2019 N/A Montana N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-74 MONT
1/10/2019 N/A Eastern Washington N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-71 E WASH

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