Louisiana-Monroe vs. Vermont - 3/25/15 CBI Semifinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vermont Catamounts (20-13) at Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (23-12)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Fant-Ewing Coliseum)
The Line: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +1 -- Over/Under: 132 See the Latest Odds
The Vermont Catamounts and Louisiana Monroe Warhawks meet Wednesday in the CBI Semifinal.
The Vermont Catamounts look for a win after winning four of their last six games. On the season, Vermont is averaging 66.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting and is allowing 59.4 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Ethan O'Day is averaging 12.3 points and 4.5 rebounds while Dre Wills is averaging 9.2 points and 4.9 rebounds. Trae Bell-Haynes is dishing 3.5 assists and Hector Harold is grabbing four rebounds. The Vermont Catamounts have five players averaging at least 8.1 points, and they’re shooting 69.1 percent from the line and 35.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Vermont is allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in four of its last five games.
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks look for a win after winning four of their last five games. On the season, Louisiana Monroe is averaging 61.9 points on 41.1 percent shooting and is allowing 60.9 points on 38.3 percent shooting. Tylor Ongwae is averaging 14.3 points and 6.6 rebounds while Majok Deng is averaging 10.2 points and 7.4 rebounds. Nick Coppola is dishing 3.9 assists and Justin Roberson is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks have four players averaging at least nine points, and they’re shooting 71.1 percent from the line and 30.7 percent from deep. Defensively, UL Monroe is allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or less points in eight straight games.
The Catamounts are 0-7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. win and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Warhawks are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 non-conference games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
The Warhawks are the more proven team and have shown they can handle the pressure of close games. Add that to the fact they're playing on their home court, I'll take UL Monroe in a toss up game.