Ohio Bobcats vs. Morehead State Eagles - 3/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Morehead State Eagles (21-12) at Ohio Bobcats (23-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Ohio University Convocation Center)
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The Morehead State Eagles will travel to play the Ohio Bobcats in the CBI Semi-Finals on Wednesday.
The Ohio Bobcats are 23-11 (11-7) and are coming off of wins against Albany by a score of 94-90 and UNC Greensboro by a score of 72-67. Antonio Campbell led the way for Ohio with 17 points and 19 rebounds against UNC Greensboro. Ohio out rebounded UNC Greensboro by a total of 42-30 and added 13 assists in their victory. Ohio has won 4 of their last 5 games, with their only loss coming against Buffalo in the MAC Tournament. Ohio is averaging 78.4 points per game while giving up 74.5 points per game. Ohio is also averaging 35.5 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game. Antonio Campbell is averaging 17.4 points per game and 10.2 rebounds per game for Ohio. Jaaron Simmons is averaging 15.3 points per game and 7.9 assists per game for the Bobcats. Ohio is shooting 75.6% on free throws, 38.7% on three-pointers, and 47.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Morehead State Eagles are 21-12 (11-5) and are coming off of wins against Siena by a score of 84-80 and Duquesne by a score of 82-72. Brent Arrington led Morehead State with 17 points and 3 assists against Duquesne. Morehead State out rebounded Duquesne by a total of 39-37 and added 18 assists in their victory. Morehead State has won 9 of their last 10 games, with their only loss coming against UT-Martin in the OVC Tournament. Morehead State is averaging 72.4 points per game while giving up 67.2 points per game. Morehead State is also averaging 37.2 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. Corban Collins is averaging 11.6 points per game and 3.1 assists per game for Morehead State. Xavier Moon is averaging 10.3 points per game and 2.5 rebounds per game for the Eagles. Morehead State is shooting 69.9% on free throws, 37.5% on three-pointers, and 44.1% on all field goal attempts.
Morehead State is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The over is 4-1 in Morehead State’s last 5 games. Ohio is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games. The under is 6-0 in Ohio’s last 6 games against the OVC.
Both of these teams have playing well in their recent games and meet up in the semi-finals of the CBI. Ohio is the higher scoring team, while Morehead State is the better defensive team. Morehead State is the better rebounding team, while Ohio has the higher shooting percentage. I like Ohio at home in this one.