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Old Dominion vs Coastal Carolina Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds

Monarchs vs Chanticleers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Old Dominion Monarchs at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
  • Where: Conway at The HTC Center
  • Date: Saturday, January 28th
  • Betting Odds: Old Dominion -1, OLD -119 | COAST -104 O/U 139.5

Monarchs Preview:

Old Dominion heads into this matchup having played 21 games and have an overall record sitting at 12-9. On the road, the Monarchs will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 2-6. So far, the Monarchs have been favored 12 times, going 8-4 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Old Dominion as -1 point favorites.

Old Dominion will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyreek Scott-Grayson who is averaging 14.43 points per game for the Monarchs. Scott-Grayson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Monarchs’ offensive game plan is the play of Chaunce Jenkins who has hit 49.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.86 points per game.

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.

Chanticleers Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Old Dominion, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will be taking the floor for the 22nd time this season and have an overall record of 10-11. Currently, the Chanticleers have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 7-4. So far, the Chanticleers have been the underdog 13 times, going 6-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.

Essam Mostafa comes into today’s game as the Chanticleers’ leading scorer at 13.0 points per contest. Not only has Mostafa been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Coastal Carolina’s top rebounder at 10.29 boards per contest. Behind Mostafa, the team has benefited from the strong play of Josh Uduje, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.57 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.1% of his shots and is adding 3.33 boards per game.

Coming into today’s game, Coastal Carolina will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Chanticleers are ranked 153rd at 72.8 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 535th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Coastal Carolina is close to the NCAA average at 36.1%.

Free Spread Prediction: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +1

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Old Dominion Monarchs are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -1. However, we anticipate Coastal Carolina putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Monarchs as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Chanticleers to cover.