Western Kentucky vs. Old Dominion - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Old Dominion Monarchs (13-1) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (9-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm (EA Diddle Arena)
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Old Dominion Monarchs and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers play Saturday at the E. A. Diddle Arena.
The Old Dominion Monarchs have won 10 straight games and play their fourth true road game. On the season, ODU is averaging 66.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting and is allowing 54.8 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Trey Freeman is averaging 16 points and 3.4 assists while Aaron Bacote is averaging 9.1 points and 3.4 rebounds. Richard Ross is grabbing six rebounds and Ambrose Mosley is shooting 35.2 percent from the field. The Old Dominion Monarchs get the job done of the defensive end, as they’re allowing teams to shoto 28.9 percent from downtown and have given up 64 or less points in 12 of their 14 games. Offensively, Old Dominion is shooting 70.6 percent from the free throw line and 33.3 percent from deep.
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have won four straight games and play their second ranked team. On the season, Western Kentucky is averaging 69.8 points on 42.8 percent shooting and is allowing 68.6 points on 41.5 percent shooting. T.J. Price is averaging 17.7 points and 3.9 assists while George Fant is averaging 11.8 points and 7.7 rebounds. Chris Harrison-Docks is dishing three assists and Trency Jackson is shooting 44.5 percent from the field. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are a solid offensive team with four double-digit scorers while they’re shooting 65 percent from the line and 37.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Western Kentucky is forcing 12.7 turnovers and has allowed 66 or less points in five of its last six games.
The Monarchs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Hilltoppers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Conference USA.
Western Kentucky shouldn't be looked over due to its ability to shoot the ball. However, ODU is playing at another level and it's tough to turn down the small chalk. Keep backing the Monarchs until they slip up.