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Old Dominion vs Troy Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds
Monarchs vs Trojans Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Old Dominion Monarchs at Troy Trojans
- Where: Troy at Trojan Arena
- Date: Thursday, January 5th
- Betting Odds: Old Dominion +5, OLD +177 | TROY -219 O/U 132.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Troy, the Old Dominion Monarchs will be taking the floor for the 15th time this season and have an overall record of 9-5. So far, the Monarchs have played 4 games on the road, with a record of 0-4. For the season, Old Dominion has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 1-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Monarchs being +5 point underdogs.
Old Dominion will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyreek Scott-Grayson who is averaging 13.43 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 gameplan is the play of Chaunce Jenkins who has hit 50.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.0 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 that 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.
Troy heads into this matchup having played 15 games and have an overall record sitting at 9-6. Currently, the Trojans have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 5-2. The Trojans’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5 points in their favor. For the season, Troy has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 4-3.
Troy’s leading scorer this season is Christyon Eugene who is averaging 11.93 points per contest. So far, Eugene has accounted for 15.2% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.87 rebounds per game and 2.8 assists. Xavier Williams is the second leading scorer for the Trojans, averaging 11.47 points per game. Between him and Williams, they are accounting for 29.8% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Troy this season, as they are currently ranked 259th in college basketball at 69.2 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Trojans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.1%, placing them 321st in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Troy Trojans -5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Troy Trojans to pick up the win and cover the spread as -5 point betting favorites. Although Troy as a team is just 304th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Monarchs’ defense. At -5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Trojans to come out on top and cover.
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