Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Charlotte 49ers - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte 49ers (10-12) at Old Dominion Monarchs (17-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Ted Constant Center)
The Line: Old Dominion Monarchs -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Cox Hampton Roads
The Charlotte 49ers will travel to the Ted Constant Convocation Center to take on the Old Dominion Monarchs this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The Charlotte 49ers improved to 13-5 (3-6 Conference USA) on the season after defeating the North Carolina A&T Aggies, 77-61, this past Saturday. Charlotte shot 50.8% from the field and 35.0% (7-20) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the 49ers was Braxton Oqbueze who had 18 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists. Charlotte is ranked 194th in the RPI Standings and has played the 181st ranked SOS. On the season, the 49ers have been led by Torin Dorn (12.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.3 apg) and Braxton Oqbueze (10.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.8 apg). Charlotte is averaging 73.8 ppg (ranked 48th) on 46.2% shooting (ranked 61st). The 49ers average 6.6 three-pointers per game (ranked 139th) on 37.2% three-point shooting (ranked 60th). Charlotte is holding their opponents to an average of 72.5 (ranked 309th) on 43.9% shooting (ranked 239th). The 49ers are allowing opponents to shoot 36.6% from beyond the arc (ranked 279th) and average just 2.4 bpg (ranked 289th).
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The Old Dominion Monarchs improved to 17-4 (6-3 Conference USA) on the season after defeating the Florida Atlantic Owls, 68-57, this past Saturday. Old Dominion shot 50.9% from the field and 36.4% (4-11) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Monarchs was Trey Freeman who had 24 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 assists. Old Dominion is ranked 42nd in the RPI Standings and has played the 138th ranked SOS. On the season, the Monarchs have been led by Trey Freeman (16.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.3 apg) and Aaron Bacote (10.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.8 apg). Old Dominion is averaging 66.1 ppg (ranked 207th) on 43.1% shooting (ranked 200th). The Monarchs average 6.2 three-pointers per game (ranked 185th) and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.19 (ranked 68th). Old Dominion is holding their opponents to an average of 57.3 ppg (ranked 15th) on 39.9% shooting (ranked 64th). The Monarchs pull down 36.76 total rpg (ranked 74th) and have a rebound margin of 6.1 (ranked 23rd).
The 49ers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Monarchs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
This is a match-up of two teams with different styles as Charlotte will try run you off the court and Old Dominion will try to beat you with its strong defensive. Old Dominion was able to slow Charlotte down in their first match-up (61-54 win in Charlotte) and I think Trey Freeman is going to have a big game against a weak 49ers defensive. I'm taking Old Dominion to win by double digits and cover this spread.