Old Dominion vs. Western Kentucky - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (10-8) at Old Dominion Monarchs (9-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Ted Constant Center)
The Line: Old Dominion Monarchs -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and Old Dominion Monarchs meet Thursday night at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are averaging 78.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 77.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Justin Johnson is averaging 16.8 points and 7.9 rebounds while Aaron Cosby is averaging 12.1 points and 1.9 assists. Chris Harrison-Docks is the third double-digit scorer and Fredrick Edmond is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. WKU is allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have lost 10 of their last 13 road games.
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The Old Dominion Monarchs look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Old Dominion Monarchs are averaging 66.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 60.7 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Trey Freeman is averaging 18.6 points and 3.3 assists while Aaron Bacote is averaging 15.2 points and 2.4 rebounds. Ahmad Caver is dishing 2.2 assists and Denzell Taylor is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Old Dominion Monarchs are shooting 29.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. Old Dominion is allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game. The Old Dominion Monarchs have won 15 of their last 17 home games.
The Hilltoppers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Monarchs are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
Old Dominion is one of the better home teams in the country but WKU is no pushover, as the Hilltoppers are deep offensively and have the advantage in the paint. I like the value of the points here.