Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Vermont Catamounts CBI Semifinal - 3/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vermont Catamounts (23-13) at Nevada Wolf Pack (21-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Lawlor Events Center)
The Line: Nevada Wolf Pack -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Nevada Wolf Pack host the Vermont Catamounts in a CBI semifinal bout.
The Vermont Catamounts lost to Stony Brook in the America East championship but have shown no signs of a letdown after blasting Seattle 73-54 to reach the CBI semifinals. The Catamounts were on the road as 4.5 point favorites and blew open a competitive contest on a 46-32 second half run. The Redhawks were limited to 33% from the floor which made Vermont’s 41% golden with five more makes from the field and eight more free throws. Kurt Steidl paced a balanced Vermont attack with 17 points on 5-7 with Trae Bell-Haynes adding 16 points, six pulls and five assists. Earnie Duncan and Darren Payen netted 14 points apiece with Payen posting six boards while four others contributed a combined 12 points.
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The Nevada Wolf Pack struggled a bit in their CBI opener versus a tough Montana squad but had rebounded to pound Eastern Washington 85-70 behind a strong second half. The Eagles led by two at the break before Nevada dominated the final 20 minutes 42-25. Eastern Washington was limited to 41% from the floor while Nevada sank half their looks. Cameron Oliver was the go to man for the Wolf Pack offense with 28 points and 14 rebounds on 12-15 although Tyron Criswell was high scorer with 32 points and eight boards on 10-21 from the floor. DJ Fenner followed with nine points, six pulls and nine helpers while four others totaled 16 points in what was really a two man offense.
The over is 10-2 in Vermont last 12 overall and is 23-8 in their last 31 non-conference games while the Catamounts are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. Nevada are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall while the under is 7-3 in their last 10 home games. Looks like this could be a good one but no line is out yet…