CIT Quarterfinal Ohio Bobcats vs. VMI Keydets Pick-Odds-Prediction - 3/26/14
VMI Keydets (21-12) at Ohio Bobcats (25-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Ohio University Convocation Center)
The Line: Ohio Bobcats -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The VMI Keydets play a quarterfinal CIT bout at the Ohio Bobcats in Wednesday night action.
It's no secret that the key to VMI's success is scoring the basketball and throught the first two rounds of the CIT the scoreboard has been lighting up with an average of 108 points scored. The Keydets scored a 106-95 victory over IUPU-Fort Wayne behind 58.7 marksmanship and a 23-11 advantage at the stripe. The Mastodons countered with 51% from the floor and posted 15 more looks and were still outgunned. DJ Covington was a man among boys with 41 points and ten rebounds with QJ Peterson adding 25 points and seven yanks followed by Rodney Glasgow and Tim Marshall with 13 and 12 points with Glasgow posting 12 assists.
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Ohio was probably disappointing in that they didn't win the MAC and had the potential to do so. However, at the end of the day the Bobcats are the only MAC squad still standing and their 25 wins is an impressive feat. Ohio edged Wright State 56-54 Saturday to advance to the CUT quarterfinals behind great defense and some timely scoring. The Bobcats held a 42.6%-32% shooting edge which was just enough to overcome 14 turnovers and ten Raiders offensive boards that gave them 12 more looks at the basket. Javarez Willis led all scorers with 21 points while Antonio Campbell and Treg Setty combined for 15 points and five yanks each.
If Ohio controls the pace and slows down VMI they cover but they also have the ability to score as well but a shootout is probably going to result in a Keydets cover. This won't reach the 90's like VMI hopes but I think this is too many points to lay...