Richmond Spiders vs. Old Dominion Monarchs - 11/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Old Dominion Monarchs (1-0) at Richmond Spiders (1-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Robins Center)
The Line: Richmond Spiders -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Old Dominion Monarchs will travel to play the Richmond Spiders in a non-conference college basketball game on Monday.
The Richmond Spiders are 1-0 this season after beating VMI by a score of 72-69 in their first game of the season. Richmond was able to escape with the win in this one, despite allowing 47 second half points. ShawnDre’ Jones led Richmond with 31 points, 3 assists, and 3 steals, while T.J. Cline added 15 points and 5 assists in this game. Richmond shot 46.9% on field goals, while shooting 38.9% on three pointers against VMI. Richmond was out rebounded by a total of 41-35 and was able to add 13 assists in their win. Richmond lost the turnover battle by committing 14 turnovers, while only forcing 12.
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The Old Dominion Monarchs are 1-0 this season after beating James Madison by a score of 62-55 in their last game. Old Dominion trailed by 1 point at the half but was able to comeback in the second half for the win. B.J. Stith led Old Dominion with 23 points and 11 rebounds, while Jordan Baker added 21 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals. Old Dominion shot 36.8% on field goals, while shooting 26.7% on three pointers in this game. Old Dominion was out rebounded by a total of 40-39, but did add 15 assists for the win. Old Dominion only committed 9 turnovers in this game and was able to force 16 turnovers.
Old Dominion is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win. The under is 4-0 in Old Dominion’s last 4 non-conference games. Richmond is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. The under is 6-0 in Richmond’s last 6 Monday games. The over is 5-1 in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Both of these teams were able to win their first game of the season, but neither was overly impressive. Old Dominion looked strong on defense, while Richmond looked to have the better offense. Old Dominion was also able to protect the ball better than Richmond, only committing 9 turnovers in their first game. With these early season games, home court seems to be more important, so I am taking Richmond.