Old Dominion vs. Illinois State - 3/23/15 NIT College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Illinois State Redbirds (22-12) at Old Dominion Monarchs (25-7)
College Basketball: Monday, March 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Ted Constant Center)
The Line: Old Dominion Monarchs -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Old Dominion Monarchs and the Illinois State Redbirds face off on Monday at the Constant Convocation Center in NIT college basketball action.
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 25-7 this season and they earned their spot in this game with a nine-point win over Charleston Southern. Old Dominion is averaging 65.3 points and they are shooting 43.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 56.7 points and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Trey Freeman leads the Monarchs averaging 17.3 points per game. Aaron Bacote is averaging 10.3 points, Jonathan Arledge is averaging 8.7 points, and Richard Ross is averaging 8.2 points and 5.7 rebounds. ODU is 18-0 at home and 12-2 in out of conference games.
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The Illinois State Redbirds are 22-12 this season and they are coming off of a win over Wisconsin-Green Bay to land in this spot. ISU is averaging 68.7 points and they are shooting 43.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.4 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Daishon Knight leads the Redbirds averaging 14.4 points per game. DeVaughnAkoon-Purcell is averaging 12.7 poins and 5.6 rebounds, Reggie Lynch is averaging 9.6 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Deontae Hawkins is averaging 7.5 points and 5.3 rebounds. Illinois State is 7-5 on the road and 11-5 in non-conference games.
Old Dominion is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games, 17-7 against the spread in their last 24 home games, and 1-4 against the spread against the MVC. Illinois State is 4-0 against the spread against Conference USA, 6-1 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games, and 1-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.
This is a good game and a competitive matchup and I look for Illinois State to get it done at the very least with the points if they don’t win outright.