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Old Dominion vs. Rice - 2/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Rice at Old Dominion
Date & Time Saturday February 2, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Ted Constant Convocation Center
Norfolk, Virginia
The Line
The Line: Old Dominion -12.5 -- Over/Under: 144
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Rice Owls and Old Dominion Monarchs meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

The Rice Owls could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rice Owls are averaging 75.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 78.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Chris Mullins is averaging 12.6 points and 2.4 rebounds while Robert Martin is averaging 12.1 points and 1.9 assists. Ako Adams is the third double-digit scorer and Jack Williams is grabbing eight rebounds. The Rice Owls are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Rice Owls are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game. The Rice Owls have lost eight of their last 10 road games.

The Old Dominion Monarchs look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Old Dominion Monarchs are averaging 68.7 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 60.9 points on 38.2 percent shooting. B.J. Stith is averaging 17.6 points and 7.8 rebounds while Ahmad Caver is averaging 17.3 points and 5.3 assists. Xavier Green is dishing 1.8 assists and Marquis Godwin is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Old Dominion Monarchs are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. The Old Dominion Monarchs are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.7 rebounds per game. The Old Dominion Monarchs have won their last four home games.

The Owls are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Monarchs are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Owls last 7 road games. The over is 4-1 in Monarchs last 5 overall.

The Rice Owls have lost eight of their last 10 road games and are losing by an average of 10.3 points while allowing 46.6 percent shooting in those games. The Old Dominion Monarchs are winning by an average of 12.2 points at home this season and are an impressive 9-3 ATS at home. ODU is allowing just 38.4 percent shooting in its last five games and seems to be playing its best ball of the season currently. The Rice Owls will find it tough to score points in this contest and are likely due for another double-digit road loss.

Pick:
Old Dominion -12.5

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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