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Old Dominion vs. Southern Miss - 1/19/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Southern Miss at Old Dominion
Date & Time Saturday January 19, 2019, 4:00 PM (EST)
Location
Ted Constant Convocation Center
Norfolk, VA
The Line
Old Dominion Monarchs -8 -- Over/Under: 124.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles will travel to the Ted Constant Convocation Center to take on the Old Dominion Monarchs this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles won their 3rd straight game and improved to 11-7 (3-3 C-USA) on the season after defeating the Charlotte 49ers, 63-60, this past Thursday night. Southern Miss had more of a game then they expected from the 49ers, however, was able to avoid the upset after the Tyree Griffin hit a game-winning three-pointer for Southern Miss with just :06 seconds left in regulation. Southern Miss shot 43.1% from the field while holding Charlotte to just 40.4% shooting from the field & 29.2% shooting from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Golden Eagles was Leonard Harper-Baker who had 12 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, and a steal.

On the season, Southern Miss is averaging 71.4 ppg on 44.5% shooting from the field. The Golden Eagles are averaging 8.1 three-pointers per game on 37.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Southern Miss has been led by Cortez Edwards (13.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.8 apg, 2.0 spg), Tyree Griffin (12.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 6.7 apg, 2.1 spg), LaDavius Draine (10.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg), and Leonard Harper-Baker (8.3 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.4 bpg).

Defensively, Southern Miss is holding their opponents to an average of 63.7 ppg on 40.0% shooting from the field. The Golden Eagles have a rebound margin of -0.6 and a turnover margin of 3.8.

The Old Dominion Monarchs won their 2nd straight game and improved to 13-5 (3-2 C-USA) on the season after defeating the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, 64-63, this past Thursday night. Old Dominion allowed Louisiana Tech to fight back after leading by a 47-39 margin early in the 2nd half, however, as able to secure the victory after Dajour Dickens put the Monarchs up for good with a go-ahead dunk with just :18 seconds left in regulation. Old Dominion shot 44.8% from the field while holding Louisiana Tech to just 38.5% shooting from the field & 27.3% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Monarchs was B.J. Stith who had 16 points & 8 rebounds.

On the season, Old Dominion is averaging 67.3 ppg on 42.2% shooting from the field. The Monarchs are averaging 7.9 three-pointers per game on 35.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Old Dominion has been led by Ahmad Caver (17.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 5.2 apg, 1.5 spg), B.J. Stith (17.7 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.2 apg), Xavier Green (8.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.6 apg), and Marquis Godwin (7.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg).

Defensively, Old Dominion is holding their opponents to an average of 60.4 ppg on 38.2% shooting from the field. The Monarchs have a rebound margin of 5.2 and a turnover margin of 0.6.

The Golden Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.

Southern Miss has won 4 of their last 7 games and although their offense ranks just 244th in scoring offense, the Golden Eagles have been solid defensively as they rank 25th in scoring defense, 35th in defensive FG%, and 23rd in turnover margin. Old Dominion has won 3 of their last 4 games and has one of the better defenses in the country as the Monarchs currently rank 7th in scoring defense & 10th in defensive FG%.

Old Dominion is a solid team and have an impressive 9-1 record at home, however, Southern Miss has a very solid defense which could give the Monarchs offense some trouble. The Golden Eagles lost by less than 4-points to both Wichita State & Kansas State on the road earlier this season and as I think this is going to be a low-scoring game, I just can’t pass up on this many points. Take Southern Miss and the points.

Pick:
Southern Miss. Golden Eagles +8

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