FAU vs. Old Dominion - 3/9/16 C-USA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Old Dominion Monarchs at Florida Atlantic Owls (7-24)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Legacy Arena)
The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls +12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Atlantic Owls and Old Dominion Monarchs meet Wednesday afternoon in the C-USA Tournament.
The FAU Owls look for another win after losing six of their last seven games. The FAU Owls are averaging 66.1 points on 40.4 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Adonis Filer is averaging 10.6 points and 2.2 assists while Ronald Delph is averaging 9.9 points and 6.8 rebounds. Jeantal Cylla is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Marquan Botley is dishing 2.5 assists. The FAU Owls are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Owls are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The FAU Owls have won one of their last four neutral site games.
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The Old Dominion Monarchs look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Old Dominion Monarchs are averaging 68.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 62.4 points on 40 percent shooting. Trey Freeman is averaging 21.6 points and 3.2 assists while Aaron Bacote is averaging 12.4 points and 2.7 rebounds. Brandan Stith is the third double-digit scorer and Zoran Talley is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Old Dominion Monarchs are shooting 29 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The Monarchs are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Old Dominion Monarchs have lost their last four neutral site games.
The Owls are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS win. The Monarchs are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games.
The Florida Atlantic Owls flat out crushed UTSA in the tournament opener Tuesday afternoon and was able to rest a lot of its key players for much of the second half. It's not like the Monarchs have been world beaters this season. FAU played with ODU in the second half of its only game this season.
I like the value of the points here.