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Richmond vs. Old Dominion - 12/19/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Old Dominion Monarchs (8-3) at Richmond Spiders (4-6)
Date & Time Wednesday December 19, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Richmond Spiders +3 -- Over/Under: 130.5
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East coast college basketball brings us a matchup between the Old Dominion Monarchs and the Richmond Spiders.

The red hot Old Dominion Monarchs have racked up six straight wins after a 68-62 upset of Syracuse as a ten point underdog on Saturday. Old Dominion looked dead in the water with only 23 points after 20 minutes before dominating the second half 45-29 behind a 46%-33.3% shooting edge.

BJ Stith paced the Monarchs attack with 18 points and ten rebounds on 4-10 from the field and 10-11 at the stripe while Xavier Green tossed in 15 points on 6-9 accuracy. ODU received eleven points from Marquis Godwin on 4-9 followed by a nine point, seven rebound, four assist effort from Ahmad Caver.

The Richmond Spiders are looking to get back in the win column after a 59-52 loss versus visiting Oral Roberts on Saturday ended a modest two game winning streak. Richmond mustered just 23 first half points and trailed by eight with 29.9% shooting and 19 more looks at the basket unable to overcome the Golden Eagles 52.1% marksmanship.

Nathan Cayo was the top Spiders offensive threat with a game high 17 points and eight boards on 7-13 from the field.  Jacob Gilyard gave the Spiders 14 points, eight rebounds and seven steals on 5-17 shooting including 1-9 from distance followed by Grant Golden and Jake Wojcik with a combined 18 points and ten rebounds.

Over is 21-8 in ODU last 29 road games and under is 9-4-1 in ODU last 14 overall. Richmond are 19-6-2 ATS in their last 27 Wednesday games and over is 9-3 in Richmond last 12 Wednesday games and over is 22-8-1 in Richmond last 31 home games. ODU are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Richmond and favorite is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

Old Dominion has too many advantages to ignore even though a letdown is a worry…

Old Dominion -3

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