Old Dominion Monarchs (5-6) vs. Richmond Spiders (7-4)
December 19, 2021 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Richmond Spiders -11 / Old Dominion Monarchs +11; Over/Under: +133
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The Old Dominion Monarchs and the Richmond Spiders meet in college basketball action from the Robins Center on Sunday afternoon.
The Old Dominion Monarchs will look to rebound from a 75-66 loss to VCU in their last game. C.J. Keyser has 13.3 PPG while Kalu Ezikpe has 11.8 PPG with a team-high 6.9 RPG to lead the Monarchs on the glass as the only other double-digit scorer for Old Dominion so far this season. Jaylin Hunter has 9.6 PPG with a team-high 4.5 APG to lead the Monarchs in the assist department while Mekhi Long has 8.6 PPG and 6.2 RPG this season. As a team, Old Dominion is averaging 63.2 PPG on 42.4% shooting from the field, 30.3% from three and 67.1% from the foul line while allowing 64.1 PPG on 42.4% shooting from the field and 36.4% from three this season.
The Richmond Spiders will look to build on an 83-74 win over NC State last time out. Tyler Burton leads the Spiders in scoring and rebounding with 18.2 PPG and 6.7 RPG while Grant Golden has 15.8 PPG with 5.8 RPG and 3.7 RPG. Jacob Gilyard has 12.1 PPG with a team-high 5.9 APG to lead the Spiders in assists and to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Richmond up to this point in the year. As a team, Richmond is averaging 75.3 PPG on 46.8% shooting from the field, 38.1% from three and 64.5% from the foul line while allowing 71.9 PPG on 45.6% shooting from the field and 36% from three this season.
Old Dominion is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games against a team with a winning home record while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 Sunday games. The under is 10-4 in Richmond’s last 14 games following a win.
I get the case to be made for both sides here, but I’m looking at the over in this spot. Old Dominion’s been a team that’s been known for a solid defense and playing in lower-scoring games in recent years, but the scoring output’s been cranked up more often than not as of late and I think it’ll have to be if the Monarchs want a shot to keep pace with Richmond here. I could see a game that gets into the 140s, so give me the over.