Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Morehead State Eagles - 4/1/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Morehead State Eagles (23-13) at Nevada Wolf Pack (23-14)
College Basketball: Friday, April 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Lawlor Events Center)
The Line: Nevada Wolf Pack -4 -- Over/Under: 146 See the Latest Odds
The Morehead State Eagles will travel to play the Nevada Wolf Pack in Game 3 of the CBI Tournament Final.
Morehead State was able to defeat Nevada by a score of 86-83 in Game 1 at Morehead State. Nevada defeated Morehead State by a score of 77-68 in Game 2 at Nevada. Brent Arrington led the way for Morehead State with 16 points and 8 steals in Game 2. D.J. Fenner was the high scorer for Nevada with 26 points in Game 2. Nevada out rebounded Morehead State in Game 2 by a total of 40-39, while Nevada had 13 assists and Morehead State had 10 assists.
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The Morehead State Eagles are 23-13 (11-5) and were able to defeat Siena by a score of 84-80, Duquesne by a score of 82-72, and Ohio by a score of 77-72 in their tournament games leading up to the final series. Morehead State has won 11 of their last 13 games, with losses against Nevada (Game 2) and UT-Martin in the OVC Tournament. Morehead State is averaging 73.3 points per game while giving up 68.6 points per game. Morehead State is also averaging 37.2 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game. Corban Collins is averaging 11.3 points per game and 3 assists per game for Morehead State. Xavier Moon is averaging 10.3 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game for the Eagles. Morehead State is shooting 69.9% on free throws, 36.3% on three-pointers, and 43.8% on all field goal attempts.
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 23-14 (10-8) and were able to defeat 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 tournament games leading up to the finals. Nevada has won 5 of their last 7 games, with their losses coming against Morehead State (Game 1) and San Diego State in the Mountain West Tournament. Nevada is averaging 75.5 points per game while giving up 71.8 points per game. Nevada is also averaging 40.4 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game. Marqueze Coleman is averaging 15.2 points per game and 3.3 assists per game for Nevada. D.J. Fenner is averaging 13.6 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Wolf Pack. Nevada is shooting 73% on free throws, 30.7% on three-pointers, and 42.6% on all field goal attempts.
Morehead State is 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games. The under is 12-3 in Morehead State’s last 15 Friday games. Nevada is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 home games. The over is 6-2 in Nevada’s last 8 non-conference games.
Nevada has been playing very strong basketball at home in their last 11 home games and will be looking for the CBI Championship on their home court. Morehead State has played well in their last 13 games and is giving up fewer points per game than Nevada. Nevada has the higher scoring offense and the rebounding advantage in this matchup. I like Nevada to win this game.