Austin Peay vs. Louisiana-Monroe - 3/15/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (16-15) at Austin Peay Governors (18-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Winfield Dunn Center)
The Line: Austin Peay Governors -3.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 See the Latest Odds
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and Austin Peay Governors meet Thursday in the college basketball CIT Tournament at the Winfield Dunn Center.
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks enter this tournament splitting their last six games. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are averaging 67.6 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Sam McDaniel is averaging 15.4 points and 2.1 assists while Travis Munnings is averaging 15.8 points and 7.3 rebounds. Marvin Jean-Pierre is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Ertel is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.9 rebounds per game. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks have split their last six road games.
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The Austin Peay Governors enter this tournament splitting their last eight games. The Austin Peay Governors are averaging 71.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Terry Taylor is averaging 15.3 points and 8.3 rebounds while Averyl Ugba is averaging 15.4 points and eight rebounds. Dayton Gumm is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Porter-Bunton is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Austin Peay Governors are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The Austin Peay Governors are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game. The Austin Peay Governors have won seven of their last nine home games.
The Warhawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Governors are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Thursday games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up loss and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games. The over is 14-4 in Governors last 18 overall and the under is 5-1 in Warhawks last 6 overall.
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks really had a rough finish to their season and have been really bad on the road this season. Louisiana Monroe is shooting just 39 percent from the field and being outscored by 8.8 points on the road. The Austin Peay Governors have played their best ball at home in which they've won seven of their last nine and are outscoring teams by six points. Austin Peay is a decent offensive club and has the horses to put a lot of pressure on the Warhawks who can't hit iron on the road. I'll eat the small number with the Governors.