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Old Dominion vs. North Texas - 1/31/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
North Texas at Old Dominion
Date & Time Thursday January 31, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Ted Constant Convocation Center
Norfolk, Virginia
The Line
The Line: Old Dominion -4.5 -- Over/Under: 127.5
TV Channel
Stadium
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The North Texas Mean Green and Old Dominion Monarchs meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

The North Texas Mean Green look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The North Texas Mean Green are averaging 70.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 63.1 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Ryan Woolridge is averaging 12.2 points and 4.9 assists while Umoja Gibson is averaging 11.7 points and 2.7 rebounds. Michael Miller is the third double-digit scorer and Zachary Simmons is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The North Texas Mean Green are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The North Texas Mean Green are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The North Texas Mean Green have won four of their last five road games.

The Old Dominion Monarchs look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Old Dominion Monarchs are averaging 67.6 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 60.9 points on 38.1 percent shooting. B.J. Stith is averaging 17.8 points and 8.1 rebounds while Ahmad Caver is averaging 17.8 points and 5.2 assists. Xavier Green is dishing 1.7 assists and Marquis Godwin is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Old Dominion Monarchs are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 66.8 percent from the free throw line. The Old Dominion Monarchs are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The Old Dominion Monarchs have won 10 of their last 11 home games.

The Mean Green Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Conference USA and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Monarchs are 5-21 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mean Green Eagles are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 6-2 in Monarchs last 8 overall. The under is 9-3-2 in Mean Green Eagles last 14 vs. Conference USA.

The North Texas Mean Green have been one of the hotter teams in college basketball most people haven't been paying attention to, but they're just 7-11 ATS this season. The Old Dominion Monarchs are winning games despite shooting a poor percentage from the field, and they're outscoring teams by an average of 12.3 points at home this season thanks to allowing just 37 percent shooting. ODU has won each of the last eight meetings against North Texas and has been pretty solid at covering the number at home. If it's not broke, don't fix it. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Old Dominion Monarchs.

Pick:
Old Dominion -4.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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