Looking to win big? The Eagles and Bears face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bears are hosting the game at Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley, CO. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 161 points, and Northern Colorado is favored by -1 to win at home against Eastern Washington.


The Pick: Northern Colorado Bears -1

This game will be played at Bank of Colorado Arena at 8:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Bears.
  • Not only will Northern Colorado pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 161 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Does Eastern Washington Have a Shot at a Road Win?

Eastern Washington has been much better at home this season, as they are 7-1 compared to 8-9 on the road. The Eagles have gone 17-10 overall and 11-3 in Big Sky play.

Eastern Washington is coming off a 78-71 loss to Northern Arizona and has lost two in a row. Over their last 10 road games, the Eagles are 7-3.

Eastern Washington has been solid against the spread this season, going 16-9. Their road ATS record is 12-5, and they are 7-3 vs. the spread as the underdog this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Eagles are 7-3 vs. the spread.

Eastern Washington's over/under record for the season sits at 16-9 and the average over/under line in their games is 149.8. So far, 16 of their games have finished with less points than today's over/under line of 161. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 164 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Eastern Washington offense tallied 71 points in a matchup against Northern Arizona. Their field goal percentage for the game was 44.8%, and they made 7 threes. Casey Jones was the leading scorer for the Eagles, putting up 17 points. In addition, Cedric Coward contributed 12 points.

Eastern Washington's defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 73.6 points per game. In today's game vs. Northern Colorado, the Eastern Washington defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Eastern Washington made 17 free-throws vs. the Eagles.

Can the Bears Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

At home this season, Northern Colorado has gone 9-3, and they come into this game having won their last three at home. Overall, the Bears are 17-10, and they have won four straight games. In their most recent game, they defeated Idaho by a score of 76-62. So far, they have been favored in 15 games, going 12-3.

For the season, Northern Colorado has a point differential of +3.6 points per game at home, while on the road, their differential is +0.3. In Big Sky play, they have a record of 10-3, compared to 7-7 in non-conference games. Eastern Washington is the underdog in this game, and they have gone 3-6 in that role this season.

As the favorite this season, Northern Colorado has gone just 5-9-1 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 4-7-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bears are 4-6 ATS. In their last three home games, they are 2-1 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Northern Colorado games is 16-8. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 159 points, which is 8.2 points higher than the average over/under line of 150.8. Today's over/under line of 161 is higher than the average scoring total in their games and higher than the average over/under line in their games. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1-1 and the average scoring total is 149 points.

The Northern Colorado offense is coming off a game where they scored 76 points against Idaho. They posted a field goal percentage of 51.8% and connected on 7 threes. In terms of offense, the Bears have a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, putting them 44th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 62nd in percentage and 124th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Bears' defense is ranked 289th in the country at 77.2 points per contest. The Northern Colorado defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 62 points and allowed Idaho to connect on 7 threes.