Old Dominion vs. UTEP - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UTEP Miners (8-17) at Old Dominion Monarchs (20-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Ted Constant Center)
The Line: Old Dominion Monarchs -16.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UTEP Miners and Old Dominion Monarchs meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
The UTEP Miners have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since mid December. The UTEP Miners are averaging 68 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Keith Frazier is averaging 11 points and 1.1 assists while Omega Harris is averaging 11 points and 3.6 rebounds. Matt Willms is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Paul Thomas is dishing 1.3 assists. The UTEP Miners are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. The UTEP Miners are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The UTEP Miners have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Old Dominion Monarchs look for another victory after winning 13 of their last 15 games. The Old Dominion Monarchs are averaging 73.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 63.2 points on 41 percent shooting. B.J. Stith is averaging 14.5 points and 5.3 rebounds while Ahmad Caver is averaging 14.4 points and 6.2 assists. Trey Porter is the third double-digit scorer and Randy Haynes is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Old Dominion Monarchs are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The Old Dominion Monarchs are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Old Dominion Monarchs have won nine of their last 11 home games.
The Miners are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Conference USA, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Monarchs are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. Conference USA and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 13-6 in Monarchs last 19 overall and the under is 4-1 in Miners last 5 overall.
The Old Dominion Monarchs are outscoring teams by 16.4 points at home this season, but this feels like a lot of points to lay with a team that hasn't been great against the number this season. The UTEP Miners have done a lot more losing than winning this season, but they compete hard on the defensive end and are 3-3 ATS when an underdog by at least five points. ODU is 5-2 ATS when a double-digit favorite, but this is a lot of points when you consider the Monarchs can struggle at times to really hammer a team into the ground.