Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Morehead State Eagles - 3/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Morehead State Eagles (23-12) at Nevada Wolf Pack (22-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Lawlor Events Center)
The Line: Nevada Wolf Pack -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Morehead State Eagles will travel to play the Nevada Wolf Pack in Game 2 of the CBI Tournament Final.
Morehead State was able to defeat Nevada by a score of 86-83 in Game 1 at Morehead State. Morehead State out rebounded Nevada by a total of 37-36, while Nevada had 10 assists and Morehead State had 17 assists. Tyron Criswell led Nevada with 31 points and 7 rebounds. Lyonell Gaines led Morehead State with 27 points and 14 rebounds.
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The Morehead State Eagles are 23-12 (11-5) and have defeated Siena by a score of 84-80, Duquesne by a score of 82-72, Ohio by a score of 77-72, and Nevada by a score of 86-83 in their first 4 games of the tournament. Morehead State has won 11 of their last 12 games, with their last loss coming against UT-Martin in the OVC Tournament. Morehead State is averaging 73.5 points per game while giving up 68.3 points per game. Morehead State is also averaging 37.2 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. Corban Collins is averaging 11.7 points per game and 3.1 assists per game for Morehead State. Xavier Moon is averaging 10.5 points per game and 2.5 rebounds per game for the Eagles. Morehead State is shooting 70.6% on free throws, 37.6% on three-pointers, and 43.9% on all field goal attempts.
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 22-14 (10-8) and have defeated Montana by a score of 79-75, Eastern Washington by a score of 85-70, Vermont by a score of 86-72 in their first 4 games of the tournament, before losing to Morehead State in their last game. Nevada has won 4 of their last 6 games, with their losses coming against Morehead State (Game 1) and San Diego State in the Mountain West Tournament. Nevada is averaging 75.4 points per game while giving up 71.9 points per game. Nevada is also averaging 40.4 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game. Marqueze Coleman is averaging 15.5 points per game and 3.4 assists per game for Nevada. D.J. Fenner is averaging 13.4 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Wolf Pack. Nevada is shooting 73.6% on free throws, 29.9% on three-pointers, and 42.2% on all field goal attempts.
Morehead State is 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 games. The over is 5-2 in Morehead State’s last 7 games. Nevada is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 home games. The over is 6-1 in Nevada’s last 7 non-conference games.
Morehead State has played very well in their recent games, but will be on the road for this game. Morehead State is leading the series 1-0 and will be looking to win the CBI Championship in this game. Nevada has played strong at home in their last 10 games and has the slightly higher scoring offense in this game. Nevada also is averaging more rebounds per game, while Morehead State has the better shooting percentage. I like Nevada on their home floor.