Old Dominion Monarchs (9-14) vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (15-7)
February 10, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -8 / Old Dominion Monarchs +8; Over/Under: +136
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The Old Dominion Monarchs and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders meet in college basketball action from the Murphy Athletic Center on Thursday night.
The Old Dominion Monarchs will try to rebound from back-to-back losses after an 81-62 loss at the hands of FAU last time out. C.J. Keyser has 14.8 PPG while Kalu Ezikpe has 11.3 PPG with 6.5 RPG this season. Austin Trice has 12.4 PPG with a team-high 8.3 RPG to cap off Middle Tennessee’s group of double-digit scorers and Jaylin Hunter has 9.8 PPG with a team-high 4.4 APG to lead the Monarchs in assists this season. As a team, Old Dominion is averaging 66.6 PPG on 43.5% shooting from the field, 30.3% from three and 67.6% from the foul line while allowing 67.4 PPG on 42.8% shooting from the field and 35.6% from three this season.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will hope to build on 6 wins in their last 7 games after an 84-75 win over UTSA last time out. Josh Jefferson leads Middle Tennessee with 14.1 PPG and Donovan Sims has 11.2 PPG with a team-high 2.6 APG to lead the Blue Raiders in assists while Eli Lawrence has 10.1 PPG with 4.2 RPG, rounding out the trio of double-digit scorers for MTSU so far this season. Deandre Dishman also has 8.7 PPG and a team-high 4.5 RPG as well this season. As a team, Middle Tennessee is averaging 75.1 PPG on 45.1% shooting from the field, 32% shooting from three and 74.2% from the foul line while allowing 68 PPG on 42.8% shooting from the field and 32.7% from three this season.
Old Dominion is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games following a loss. Middle Tennessee is 7-2-2 ATS in their last 11 home games and 11-4-2 ATS in their last 17 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win.
Points with Old Dominion could be worth a look if the Monarchs could consistently put solid performances together. However, outside of wins over Charlotte and Marshall, the Monarchs have stumbled a fair bit as of late. That’s not good news against one of the hottest teams in C-USA right now in Middle Tennessee. I think the Blue Raiders throttle Old Dominion here on their way to a win and cover in this one.