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Georgia Southern vs Old Dominion Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds
Eagles vs Monarchs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Georgia Southern Eagles at Old Dominion Monarchs
- Where: Norfolk at Chartway Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds: Georgia Southern +5.5, GAS +194 | OLD -243 O/U 131.5
Through 24 games, the Georgia Southern Eagles have an overall record of 12-12. On the road, the Eagles will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 4-8. So far, the Eagles have been the underdog 14 times, going 5-9 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.
Important to the outcome of the game, is if Andrei Savrasov will be able to suit up for the Eagles’. Heading into play, Savrasov leads the team at 12.76 points per game. So far, he has an effective field goal percentage of 53.1% while also adding 6.9 rebounds. Even if Andrei Savrasov ends up playing, Georgia Southern will be counting on Jalen Finch to continue his solid play for the team. Currently, Finch is the Eagles’ second leading scorer at 11.08 points per game. So far, he has hit 47.7% of his field goal attempts.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Georgia Southern this season, as they are currently ranked 347th in college basketball at 66.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.3%, placing them 454th in the NCAA.
Old Dominion will take the floor against the Eagles with an overall record of 13-10. Currently, the Monarchs have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 10-4. The Monarchs’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5.5 points in their favor. For the season, Old Dominion has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 9-4.
Old Dominion’s leading scorer this season is Chaunce Jenkins, who is averaging 13.7 points per contest. So far, Jenkins has accounted for 20.21% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.39 rebounds per game and 2.96 assists. Tyreek Scott-Grayson is the second leading scorer for the Monarchs, averaging 14.23 points per game. Between him and Scott-Grayson, they are accounting for 40.3% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Old Dominion this season, as they are currently ranked 346th in college basketball at 66.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Monarchs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 29.4%, placing them 485th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Georgia Southern Eagles +5.5
In this matchup, between the Georgia Southern Eagles and Old Dominion Monarchs, we recommend getting a bet down on Georgia Southern to cover the spread as road dogs. Our analysis points to the Eagles’ defense as the key reason that they will cover at +5.5. Look for Old Dominion’s offensive struggles to continue, as their overall field goal percentage is just 268th in college basketball. Although the oddsmakers have Old Dominion as the betting favorite, before tip-off we feel good about taking the points with Georgia Southern on the road.