Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles - 2/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Miss Golden Eagles (7-17) at Old Dominion Monarchs (18-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 5:30 pm (Ted Constant Center)
The Line: Old Dominion Monarchs -18 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles go on the road to take the hardwood with the Old Dominion Monarchs.
With the regular season winding down the goal for the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles is to avoid the conference basement and perhaps get a bit hot heading in to the CUSA postseason and perhaps make a few teams uncomfortable. The Golden Eagles took a step towards their goal with a 62-54 victory over last place Florida Atlantic to snap a five game slide. The Owls were limited to to under 38% with USM countering with 46% which added three more baskets to five more free throws to secure the win. Chip Armelin led three double figure scorers with a game high 19 points and six boards on 8-16 shooting with Norville Carey adding 17 points and 13 rebounds on 7-14. Matt Bingaya tossed in 15 points and snagged five boards while Davon Hayes netted seven points.
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The Old Dominion Monarchs have one of the more impressive records in the country at 18-6 but they are only 7-5 in the league which is 5th in the CUSA. The defense Monarchs have outscored opponents 65-58 and get in trouble when the defense struggles because the scoring can't keep up. The team has dropped back to back contestsfollowing a 62-47 loss at Texas El Paso. A 19 point first half set the tone for the entire game with the Monarchs hitting at less then 31% including 3-16 from long range which made the Miners 44% marksmanship an easy winner. Jonathan Arledge tossed in a game high 17 points with seven boards with Aaron Bacote netting eleven points followed by Trey Freeman and Richard Ross with a combined eleven points and eight boards.
The Golden Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win. Southern Miss are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. win and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. The Monarchs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400 and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring less than 50 points in their previous game. Old Dominion are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. Southern Miss is not very good but the Monarchs don't blow teams out and hopefully don't here...