Morehead State Eagles vs. Nevada Wolf Pack - 3/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nevada Wolf Pack (22-13) at Morehead State Eagles (22-12)
College Basketball: Monday, March 28, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Ellis Johnson Arena)
The Line: Morehead State Eagles -3.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 See the Latest Odds
The Morehead State Eagles will host the Nevada Wolf Pack in Game 1 of the CBI Tournament Finals on Monday.
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 22-13 (10-8) and are coming off of wins against Montana by a score of 79-75, Eastern Washington by a score of 85-70, and Vermont by a score of 86-72 in their first 3 games of the tournament. Cameron Oliver led Nevada with 23 points and 11 rebounds against Vermont. Nevada was out rebounded by Vermont by a total of 38-36 but was able to add 13 assists in their victory. Nevada has won 4 of their last 5 games, with their only loss coming against San Diego State in the Mountain West Tournament. Nevada is averaging 75.2 points per game while giving up 71.5 points per game. Nevada is also averaging 40.5 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game. Marqueze Coleman is averaging 15.5 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game for Nevada. D.J. Fenner is averaging 13.4 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Wolf Pack. Nevada is shooting 73.6% on free throws, 29.9% on three-pointers, and 42.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Morehead State Eagles are 22-12 (11-5) and are coming off of wins against Siena by a score of 84-80, Duquesne by a score of 82-72, and Ohio by a score of 77-72 in their first 3 games of the Tournament. Lyonell Gaines had 14 points and 13 rebounds against Ohio. Morehead State out rebounded Ohio by a total of 37-35 and added 13 assists in their victory. Morehead State has won 10 of their last 11 games, with their only loss coming against UT-Martin in the OVC Tournament. Morehead State is averaging 73.1 points per game while giving up 67.9 points per game. Morehead State is also averaging 37.2 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game. Corban Collins is averaging 11.7 points per game and 3.1 assists per game for Morehead State. Xavier Moon is averaging 10.5 points per game and 2.5 rebounds per game for the Eagles. Morehead State is shooting 70.6% on free throws, 37.6% on three-pointers, and 43.9% on all field goal attempts.
Morehead State has played great basketball in their last 11 games and will be at home for this game. Nevada is the higher scoring team, while Morehead State is the better defensive team in this matchup. Nevada has the rebounding advantage, while Morehead State is the better shooting team. I like Morehead State at home.