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Old Dominion Monarchs vs. LSU Tigers - 11/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

LSU Tigers (3-1) at Old Dominion Monarchs (2-1)

College Basketball: Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort)

The Line: Old Dominion Monarchs TBA -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: AXS

Coming up on Thursday evening from the Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort in Nassau, we’ve got another college basketball game coming between the LSU Tigers and the Old Dominion Monarchs. 

LSU enters play here with a 3-1 record on the year. The Tigers beat Wofford 91-69 in their opener, then Southern Miss 78-61 and North Florida 78-70. LSU took a loss to Wichita State on Wednesday, however, falling 82-47 and leading to this matchup. 

Old Dominion Monarchs vs. LSU Tigers - 11/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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So far this season, Antonio Blakeney and Duop Reath are leading LSU in scoring; Blakeney has 17.0 PPG with 4.3 RPG and Reath has 15.3 PPG with 5.5 RPG. Aaron Epps is also averaging in double figures for the Tigers with 10.5 PPG and 5.8 RPG. 

Over on the Old Dominion side, they’re coming into this game with a 2-1 record on the young season. The Monarchs beat James Madison 62-55 and Richmond 64-61 before falling to Louisville in Wednesday’s game 68-62. In that one, the Cardinals outscored the Monarchs 19-13 in overtime to key the loss. 

Two players are averaging in double figures for the Monarchs this season so far: Brandan Stith has 17.3 PPG with 8.0 RPG, while Jordan Baker sits on 10.7 PPG, 3.7 RPG and 3.0 APG. Ahmad Caver (9.3 PPG) and Zoran Talley (9.0 PPG) are also close behind. 

LSU is 4-1-1 ATS in their last six versus Conference USA, and 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight non-conference games. LSU is also 24-10 ATS in their last 34 Thursday games, and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. 

As for Old Dominion, they’re 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a straight-up loss, and 4-0 ATS in their last four games following an ATS win. Old Dominion is also 4-0 ATS in their last four neutral-site games, and 7-0 ATS in their last seven non-conference games. 

Wichita State is a pretty good team, but LSU showed very little life in that loss. Conversely, Old Dominion pushed Louisville (who is also a pretty good team) to the brink, and may have come away with the win had it not been for a limp overtime effort. I like the Monarchs to cover here—provided the line isn’t too bad—as they should win handily.

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