Old Dominion Monarchs vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/26/13
West Virginia Mountaineers (4-1) at Old Dominion Monarchs (4-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm (Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya)
The Line: Old Dominion Monarchs +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The West Virginia Mountaineers meet the Old Dominion Monarchs Tuesday in the Cancun Challenge after both teams won their opening rounds of the tournament.
The Mountaineers are 4-1 and coming off an 88-55 thrashing of Presbyterian Saturday that saw four West Virginia players reach double-figures. Sophomore 6-3 G Eron Harris led all scorers with 19 points on 46 percent from the field and hit 3 of 6 from beyond the arc, while 6-9 freshman C Devin Williams posted a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds on 66 percent from the field and made 3 of 5 from the free throw line. WVU shot 49 percent from the field, 44 percent from distance and hit 15 of 20 from the stripe. On the season, Harris leads the team in scoring at 20.4 ppg and is shooting 48 percent from beyond the arc.
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Old Dominion comes in with a record of 4-1 behind four straight victories, their last an 86-69 win over Georgia Southern in which the Monarchs shot a stellar 59.3 percent from the field and hit 8 of 12 from three point land in the first half. Old Dominion played steadfast defense, holding the Eagles to 35 percent from the field while shooting 51 percent from the floor, 47 percent from beyond the arc and hitting 24 of 34 from the line. Sophomore 6-4 G Aaron Bacote was the high man with 26 points on 53 percent from the field and added 6 assists and 4 boards. On the season, Bacote leads the Monarchs in scoring at 21.6 ppg, shooting 47 percent from the field and 52 percent from distance.
The Line in this one is currently at -7 for West Virginia, but this won’t be a cakewalk for the Mountaineers. ODU comes in with 4 players averaging double-digits in ppg and holding their opponents to 37 percent from the field. But WVU beat the two opponents they have in common, Georgia Southern and Presbyterian, by a combined 66 points to the Monarch’s 35 so the lean goes to WVU for the cover.
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