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Old Dominion vs Georgia Southern Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds
Monarchs vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Old Dominion Monarchs at Georgia Southern Eagles
- Where: Statesboro at W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse
- Date: Saturday, January 7th
- Betting Odds: Old Dominion +2, OLD +114 | GAS -139 O/U 127.5
The Old Dominion Monarchs head into today’s game in what will be their 16th game of the season, posting a record of 9-6. So far, the Monarchs have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 0-5. For the season, Old Dominion has been the underdog in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 1-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Monarchs being +2 point underdogs.
Old Dominion will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyreek Scott-Grayson who is averaging 14.6 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 48.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.67 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.
Through 16 games, the Georgia Southern Eagles have an overall record of 10-6. So far this season, Georgia Southern has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-2. The Eagles’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2 points in their favor. For the season, Georgia Southern has been favored to win in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 3-1.
Georgia Southern’s leading scorer this season is Andrei Savrasov, who is averaging 13.0 points per contest. So far, Savrasov has accounted for 16.52% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.36 rebounds per game and 0.93 assists. Jalen Finch is the second leading scorer for the Eagles, averaging 11.0 points per game. Between him and Finch, they are accounting for 32.5% of the team’s scoring.
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.
Free Spread Prediction: Old Dominion Monarchs +2
Coming into this game, we see this as a classic opportunity to cash in on a contrarian play, as the public is likely to jump on Georgia Southern as the -2 point favorites. However, our analysis shows that the line for this game is set too high, and the Old Dominion Monarchs are an excellent bet as the road underdogs. While others might get scared off by the Monarchs’ recent record vs the spread at away (1-9), we are focused on the line and see it being set too high. In this scenario, we like Old Dominion to cover at +2.
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