2019 FCS Championship Betting Guide: Will North Dakota State Roll Eastern Washington Again?

Jan 05, 2019 7:25 AM EST
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2019 FCS Championship Betting Odds: North Dakota State-Eastern Washington

  • Odds: NDSU -16
  • Over/Under: 61
  • Time: 12 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN
  • Location: Frisco, Texas

>> All odds as of 10 a.m. ET on Friday. Download The Action Network App to get real-time college football odds and win probabilities.


Shocker — North Dakota State is back in the FCS title game, which kicks at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday. The Bison have won six of the last seven titles and upset James Madison last season to win it all and prevent a Dukes repeat.

NDSU coach Chris Klieman took the Kansas State job last month, but he has stayed with the Bison through their playoff run, and it hasn’t proved to be a distraction.

Eastern Washington lost one FCS game all year — 14-6 to Weber State — but has rolled since. The Eagles put up at least 34 points in their last seven games.

Market Moves for NDSU-EWU

By Danny Donahue

As a well-known FCS powerhouse, North Dakota State is unsurprisingly drawing a heavy majority of bets (74%). Those bets are of the larger variety as well, accounting for 86% of actual money being wagered. That backing moved NDSU from -13.5 to -14, and then to -16 early Friday morning.

The over has been an even more popular bet, drawing 90% of bettors and 85% of dollars. The total hasn’t budged, however, from its opener of 61.

FCS Playoff Trends

By John Ewing

North Dakota State is 18-7-1 against the spread (ATS) in the FCS Playoffs since 2010. As double-digit favorites, the Bison have gone 12-3 ATS and covered the spread by 8.9 points per game.

By Evan Abrams

In the FCS playoffs over the last decade, double-digit favorites are 37-25 ATS, covering by 3.2 PPG.

EWU’s Star DT Should Play

By Steve Petrella

NDSU has a mammoth offensive line and has run the ball at 6.5 yards per carry this season. The Bison almost hit 300 yards per game on the ground.

There was a chance that All-Big Sky DT Jay-Tee Tiuli, who was arrested in early December and missed the Eagles’ last game, wouldn’t play in this one. That would be a big blow against a front seven that will need all the help it can get against the Bison.

But Tiuli made the trip to Frisco and appeared in the team picture. He was not on the sidelines for the last game, so him being with the team is a good sign.

Just How Good Is NDSU?

By Steve Petrella