Eastern Washington vs Kansas Pick: West Region Round 1, March 20th
Eastern Washington vs Kansas Pick – Saturday, March 20th – West Region Round One: Eastern Washington comes into their round one match-up with Kansas with a 16-7 record this season, going 15-7 ATS, and 12 of their 22 games this season going Over the betting total. Meanwhile, Kansas comes in with a 20-8 record, going 14-12-1 ATS, and have gone Under the betting total in 14 of their 27 games this season.
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Eastern Washington: Eastern Washington closed out the season very strong, winning 13 of their last 14 games, culminating in defeating Montana State 65-55 for the Big Sky Championship and earning their third NCAA Tournament bid in program history and first since 2015. The score flattered Montana State, and the game wasn’t close. Eastern Washington was up 20-3 early and coasted home. Jacob Groves had 15 points, Tanner Groves added 14 points and 14 rebounds, he averages 16.4 points per game along with 8.1 boards on the season. Kim Aiken Jr also fills out the stat sheet averaging 11.7 points per game, while Tyler Robertson, Michael Meadows, and Jacob Davidson also average double-digits giving the Eagles five players that hit that mark. They do everything well. They score 78 points per game, shooting 46.7% from the field, 35.4% from three, and 78.7% from the line.
Kansas: Kansas had won eight of their last nine games and played their best ball of the season when a positive Covid case stopped them from playing Texas in the big 12 Semi’s. How will all this affect them here? The Jayhawk’s second-leading scorer, 6’10 Junior David McCormick, is in quarantine. He averages 13.4 points per game, with 6.1 boards. The other Jayhawk in quarantine is lightly used guard Tristan Enaruna. So they aren’t decimated, but they could sure use that big body of McCormack against a team like Eastern Washington that does bring size to the table. They are led in scoring by Junior Ochai Ogbaji, who averages 14.2 points per game. He scored 26 in the conference quarterfinal win over Oklahoma. Jalen Wilson and Marcus Garrett also average double digits. Kansas scores 73.1 per game, hits 44% from the field, 34.4% from three, and 71.2% from the foul line.
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