Charlotte vs. Old Dominion - 1/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Old Dominion Monarchs (11-1) at Charlotte 49ers (6-6)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Dale F. Halton Arena)
The Line: Charlotte 49ers +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte 49ers and the Old Dominion Monarchs face off on Sunday at Halton Arena in Conference USA college basketball action.
The Charlotte 49ers are 6-6 this season and they have lost their last two games. Charlotte is averaging 75.6 points and they are shooting 45.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 75.4 points and their opponents are shooting 44.5 percent. Braxton Ogbueze is averaging 12.3 points to lead the 49ers. Torin Dorn is averaging 11.2 points, Pieria Henry is averaging 11 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 5.7 assists, and Mike Thome is averaging 10.3 points and 7.7 rebounds. Charlotte as played the ninth ranked schedule in the country and they are 2-1 at home this season.
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The Old Dominion Monarchs are 11-1 this season winning their last eight games in a row. ODU is averaging 66.8 points and they are shooting 42.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 55.2 points and their opponents shoot 38.4 percent. Trey Freeman is averaging 16.6 points per game to lead the Monarchs. Aaron Bacote is averaging 9.5 points, Ambrose Mosley is averaging 9.1 points, and Richard Ross is averaging 8.9 points and 6.2 rebounds. Old Dominion has played the 64th ranked schedule in the nation.
Charlotte is 7-3 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 4-1 against the spread following a loss, and 3-7 against the spread against Conference USA. Old Dominion is 10-2 against the spread in their last 12 games, 7-2 against the spread following a win, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record.
Old Dominion has been a force and Charlotte is battle tested playing the brutal schedule but I have to give ODU the nod here in what is just a lean.