Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Eastern Washington Eagles - 3/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Washington Eagles (18-15) at Nevada Wolf Pack (20-13)
College Basketball: Monday, March 21, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Lawlor Events Center)
The Line: Nevada Wolf Pack -5 -- Over/Under: 155 See the Latest Odds
The Nevada Wolf Pack will host the Eastern Washington Eagles in the Quarterfinals of the CBI Tournament.
The Eastern Washington Eagles are 18-15 (10-8) and are coming off of a win against Pepperdine by a score of 79-72 in the first round of the CBI Tournament. Eastern Washington defeated Northern Arizona in the first round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament before losing to Idaho by a score of 77-73. Before the conference tournament, Eastern Washington finished the regular season by losing their last 4 games. Eastern Washington is averaging 81.9 points per game while giving up 76.9 points per game. Eastern Washington is also averaging 33.2 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game. Austin McBroom is averaging 21.1 points per game and 3.6 assists per game for Eastern Washington. Venky Jois (Questionable) is averaging 16.4 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game for the Eagles. Eastern Washington is shooting 68.6% on free throws, 38.4% on three-pointers, and 48.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Nevada Wolf Pack are 20-13 (10-8) and are coming off of a win against Montana by a score of 79-75 in the first round of the CBI Tournament. Nevada defeated New Mexico in the first round of the Mountain West Tournament before losing to San Diego State by a score of 67-55. Before the conference tournament, Nevada finished the regular season by losing 3 of their last 5 games. Nevada is averaging 74.5 points per game while giving up 71.5 points per game. Nevada is also averaging 40.9 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game. Marqueze Coleman (Questionable) is averaging 15.9 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game for Nevada. D.J. Fenner is averaging 13.3 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Wolf Pack. Nevada is shooting 73.6% on free throws, 29.3% on three-pointers, and 41.7% on all field goal attempts.
Eastern Washington is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Monday games. Eastern Washington is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the Mountain West. The over is 4-1 in Eastern Washington’s last 5 games against the Mountain West. Nevada is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games. Nevada is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games. The under is 4-1 in Nevada’s last 5 games.
Neither of these teams finished the regular season playing very well, but was able to make the CBI Tournament. Eastern Washington is a high scoring team, averaging about 82 points per game. Nevada is the better defensive team and is the better rebounding team in this matchup. I like Nevada in this game.