Louisiana-Monroe vs. Eastern Michigan - 3/18/15 CBI Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Michigan Eagles (21-13) at Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (21-12)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Fant-Ewing Coliseum)
The Line: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Michigan Eagles and UL Monroe Warkhawks play in the CBI at the Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles look to keep rolling after winning four of their last five. On the season, Eastern Michigan is averaging 68.2 points on 41 percent shooting and is allowing 65.9 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Raven Lee is averaging 16.7 points and 1.5 assists while Mike Talley is averaging 12.7 points and 2.3 rebounds. Karrington Ward is the third double-digit scorer and Anali Okoloji is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Eastern Michigan Eagles have five players averaging at least 5.5 points, and they’re shooting 71.4 percent from the line and 31.1 percent from deep. Defensively, EMU is allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in four of its last five games.
The UL Monroe Warkhawks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, UL Monroe is averaging 61.3 points on 41 percent shooting and is allowing 60.4 points on 38.3 percent shooting. Tylor Ongwae is averaging 13.5 points and 2.8 assists while Majok Deng is averaging 10 points and 7.2 rebounds. Nick Coppola is dishing 3.8 assists and Justin Roberson is grabbing four rebounds. The UL Monroe Warkhawks have four players averaging at least 9.2 points, and they’re shooting 71.1 percent from the line and 30.8 percent from deep. Defensively, UL Monroe is allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 59 or less points in four straight games.
The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games. The Warhawks are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 non-conference games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games.
In a toss up game, I'm going to side with the Warhawks simply because they're on their home court.