Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/23/14
Southern Miss Golden Eagles (16-3) at Old Dominion Monarchs (9-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Ted Constant Center)
The Line: Old Dominion Monarchs +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: not listed
The Constant Convocation Center and the Old Dominion Monarchs hot the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles.
Southern Mississippi has been consistent at both ends of the floor which is why they sit atop the CUSA and are the favorite to stay there. Everything came together as they turned back Louisiana Tech 80-71 in an early season battle for first in the conference. The Golden Eagles didn't shoot the ball well at 41% but 19 offensive rebounds and a 28-14 edge at the foul line won the day. Daveon Boardingham was the offensive star with 20 points and six pulls with Michael Craig netting 17 points and hauling in 12 rebounds followed by 14 points and five yanks from Neil Watson.
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I wonder if things are beginning to click for Old Dominion who has won four in a row or are they just going through a hot streak. The Monarchs score 65 and allow around the same but during the mini surge the team has scored and gotten stops when needed. It was all all about half court execution in a 65-60 victory at Florida Atlantic in which both teams sank shots in the 48%-49% range with a 15-9 advantage at the charity stripe doing the trick. Keenan Palmore paced the scoring with 15 points with Denzell Taylor next in line with 14 while Richard Ross and Jordan Baker combined for 19 points.
Old Dominion improves to 4-0 in the CUSA with a win while Southern Mississippi falls to an uncomfortable 3-2 with a loss. I'm going with the home dog IF Aaron Bacote plays and is 100%...