Monday College Basketball Betting Odds & Picks: Northern Arizona vs. EWU, Howard vs. Coppin State


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Feb 03, 2020, 09:56 AM EST

Need some help recovering from your Super Bowl betting hangover? There is no better way than to pivot to Big Sky and MEAC college hoops.

First, we travel to Northern Arizona to see if the Lumberjacks can upset Big Sky leader Eastern Washington. Next, we head to Howard University as the Bison try to earn their first conference win at home against Coppin State.

Let’s examine the matchups.

Monday College Basketball Odds & Picks

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Northern Arizona vs. Eastern Washington

  • Spread: Northern Arizona -1
  • Over/Under: 152.5
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV: Pluto TV

Northern Arizona (12-7) has exceeded expectations after being predicted to finish eighth in the Big Sky preseason poll. The Lumberjacks enter Monday’s game tied for fourth in the conference, with a five-game winning streak. They are 10-7 against the spread, but only 1-3 in their last four home games.

Eastern Washington (14-6) is precisely where the preseason poll projected, sitting alone in first place atop the Big Sky. The Eagles are 7-2, with a five-game winning streak that includes three road wins. They are 10-7-1 ATS and have covered three of their past four games.

The Eagles are led by their high-scoring tandem of guard Jacob Davison (17.9 ppg) and forward Mason Peatling (15.9 ppg, 8.5 rpg). In Eastern Washington’s last three road games, Davison has tallied 22 ppg while Peatling scored a combined 51 points in consecutive overtime wins over Northern Colorado and Southern Utah.

The Eagles love to push the pace and rank 16th in the country in adjusted-tempo per KenPom.

Northern Arizona has done an admirable job adapting to first-year coach Shane Burcar, who inherited the head job when Jack Murphy resigned in June. The Lumberjacks have also adjusted without senior Ted McCree (10.2 ppg) who left the team after serving a two-game suspension on Jan. 11.

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