This Wednesday the 25th of March 2015 we are deep into March Madness with 4 NCAA Basketball Tournaments, The 2015 NCAA Annual Big Dance, the NIT, the CBI and the CIT and they all have their challenges for the different levels of the USA College Basketball teams.
Today we will be previewing the Wednesday game between the Monarchs of Old Dominion 29-5 a No.1 seed playing the Racers of Murray State 26-7 a No.3 seed with this Quarterfinals game tipping-off at 7:10 PM ET from the Ted Constant Communication Center in Norfolk, Virginia and can be seen on ESPN 2 TV.
The Winner of this game takes the trip to the famous Madison Square Garden facility for the National Invitational Tournament Semifinals game to play the two teams that are playing at a Stanford on Tuesday the 24th on March 2015 and includes Vanderbilt the No. 5 seed and Stanford the No. 2 seed.
The opening odds have the Monarchs of Old Dominion favored at – 2 ½ and early odds are not offering the Total on the game nor the Money Line. The Monarchs made it to these quarterfinals as the beat a favored Illinois State and was an upset too many with the final score 50-49. The Redbirds of Illinois State were determined to win this game and only trailed by 5 points as the game went to half-time and in the end the game was lost and the foul line. There was only 2 minutes left in that game and the score was tied but the Monarch with a lot of effort were able to maintain and win the game by the 1 point margin and that win was somewhat of a rebound since the Redbirds beat the Monarch back in Nov. 2014 64-45 and one of Old Dominions worst loss of the 2014-15 seasons.
The Racers of Murray State made it to this quarterfinals game as they beat Tulsa 83-62 as they took an early lead in the game and stayed there to win. In that game the Racer had a 51% completion rate while the Golden Hurricanes only had a 32% completion rate in the game. This win for the Racers is the 1st NIT wins since back in 1980, and this win at home against University of Texas El Paso as the made some 14 of their 3-point attempts which came close to their school record of 1994. The season Murray State has played some 15 away games and in those game they average scoring some 75.1 points each game and they allowed their opponents some 69.6 points each game.
If you Bet on College hoops at a Offshore Betting site the experts are favoring Old Dominion in this game by some 4 points more or less, if that’s of any importance as they reviewed the previous games these two teams played in recent times, and back in 2012 the Monarchs beat the Racers 70-60 and in 2013 the Racers beat the Monarch 79-72 and that only makes the facts more interesting in this game.