Eastern Washington Eagles vs Idaho Vandals Prediction, 2/27/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Eastern Washington Eagles vs Idaho Vandals
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Kibbie Dome in Moscow, ID
Odds/Point Spread: Eastern Washington (-5.5)
Kibbie Dome is the site where and the Idaho Vandals (0-0) will take on the Eastern Washington Eagles (0-0) on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have Eastern Washington as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 62.5.
In their last contest the Eagles played the Portland State Vikings and ended up getting the win by a score of 53-46. Eric Barriere went 12/29 with 260 yards passing and added 3 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Antoine Custer Jr. led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 88 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns for the game. He scurried for 218 yards via 16 carries which had him averaging 13.6 yards per run. Freddie Roberson was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 104 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 26.0 yards per reception for the game. The Eastern Washington Eagles rushed the ball a total of 38 times and earned a total of 299 yards giving them an average of 7.9 yards per rush. Overall, they ran 67 plays which added up to 559 yards. On the day, the Eagles earned 22 1st downs and they had 10 penalties for 92 yards.
When it comes to their defensive performance, Eastern Washington gave up 23 catches on 39 attempts totaling 319 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.0%. On the ground, the Eagles gave up 241 yards on 52 tries which is an average of 4.6 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they conceded a total of 560 yards and earned 3 turnovers.
When talking about putting points on the board, the Eastern Washington Eagles were sitting at 40.6 points per game. Eastern Washington had a tally of 487 points and compiled 64 TDs, while averaging 27:10 minutes of ball control per game. Eastern Washington compiled 162 passing first downs and 110 rushing first downs.
In their last game the Vandals played the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks and won by a score of 60-53. Nick Romano led the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 46 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the contest. He rushed for 154 yards via 26 carries which gave him an average of 6.0 yards per carry. Jeff Cotton led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 223 yards on 17 receptions. He earned an average of 13.1 yards per catch for that game. Mason Petrino went 35/42 with 491 yards passing and threw 6 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. The Idaho Vandals ran the ball 48 times and earned 247 yards which gave them an average of 5.1 yards per rush. For the contest, the Vandals earned a total of 34 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 51 yards. Overall, they ran 90 plays which added up to 738 yards.
When discussing the defense, Idaho gave up 29 catches on 53 tries totaling 450 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.0%. For this contest, they conceded a total of 658 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. On the ground, the Vandals gave up 208 yards on 31 runs which is an average of 6.7 yards per attempt allowed.
Sporting an average of 31:07 mins per game when it comes to time of possession, the Vandals tallied 40 TDs and 308 points for the prior year. Regarding their ability to score points, the Vandals maintained an average of 28.0 points per contest. They accumulated 100 first downs on the ground and 126 first downs through the air over the course of last season.
Who will win tonight's FCS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Eastern Washington (-5.5)
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