Old Dominion vs. Rhode Island - 12/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rhode Island Rams (7-4) at Old Dominion Monarchs (5-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Ted Constant Center)
The Line: Old Dominion Monarchs -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Old Dominion Monarchs and the Rhode Island Rams face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 5-6 this season and they have lost six of their last eight games. ODU is averaging 65.9 points per game and they are shooting 42.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 58.5 points and their opponents shoot 38.2 percent. Trey Freeman leads the Monarchs averaging 15.6 points per game. Aaron Bacote is averaging 13.4 points, Brandan Stith is averaging 9.6 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Zoran Talley is averaging 9.4 points and 5.0 rebounds. Old Dominion’s last two wins have come against two of the worst teams in the nation: Maryland-Eastern Shore and Delaware State.
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The Rhode Island Rams are 7-4 this season but they have gone 2-2 in their last four games. URI is averaging 69.4 points per game and they are shooting 44.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Hasaan Martin leads the Rams averaging 12.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Kuran Iverson is averaging 11.5 points and 6.3 rebounds, Jared Terrell is averaging 11.2 points, and Jarvis Garrett is averaging 11.1 points. All of Rhode Island’s losses have been to teams with winning records.
Old Dominion is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games, 2-5 against the spread following a win, and 0-6 against the spread in their last six games. Rhode Island is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 8-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games.
This game looks low scoring and my free pick is going to be that it falls under the total.