Old Dominion vs. Middle Tennessee - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (11-5) at Old Dominion Monarchs (9-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Ted Constant Center)
The Line: Old Dominion Monarchs -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and Old Dominion Monarchs meet Saturday at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders hope to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are averaging 71.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 41 percent shooting. Giddy Potts is averaging 15.1 points and 1.7 assists while Reggie Upshaw is averaging 14.1 points and 8.4 rebounds. Darnell Harris is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Perrin Buford is dishing 1.5 assists. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 64 percent from the free throw line. MTSU is allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 38.1 rebounds per game. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have lost 11 of their last 15 road games.
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The Old Dominion Monarchs look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Old Dominion Monarchs are averaging 66.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 60.5 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Trey Freeman is averaging 17.4 points and 3.4 assists while Aaron Bacote is averaging 15.4 points and 2.4 rebounds. Zoran Talley is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Ahmad Caver is dishing 2.1 assists. The Old Dominion Monarchs are shooting 29.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. Old Dominion is allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 37.8 rebounds per game. The Old Dominion Monarchs have won 20 of their last 21 home games.
The Blue Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Monarchs are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Blue Raiders are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Old Dominion has been one of the better home teams in the country over the last two years. So, while MTSU has been playing solid basketball as of late, the Monarchs and the reasonable chalk has to be play here.