The Florida Atlantic Owls (16-13, 8-8 CUSA) look to snap a six-game road losing streak when they go head-to-head against the Old Dominion Monarchs (11-17, 7-8 CUSA) at Chartway Arena. Action gets underway at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 1, 2020, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Florida Atlantic Owls vs. Old Dominion Monarchs Odds Preview
In the Owls’ last outing, they were victorious over the UTSA Roadrunners, 80-71. With 13 points and 11 rebounds, Jailyn Ingram had a solid outing for Florida Atlantic. Florida Atlantic played a nearly perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.8 (below their season average of 29.5) and a free throw rate of 0.250 (above their season average of 0.193). For those same stats, UTSA was 15.8 and 0.200, respectively.
The Monarchs are trying to rebound after their 74-66 loss to the Marshall Thundering Herd in their last outing. Malik Curry was the top scorer from either team with 24 points on 8-for-17 shooting. Marshall had a turnover percentage of 14.4 (better than their season average of 17.6). Old Dominion, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 28.0).
Old Dominion might have trouble finding the bottom of the net as they go head-to-head against one of the country’s best defenses. Florida Atlantic ranks 97th in defensive efficiency, while the Monarchs rank 312th in offensive efficiency.
These two teams have already met once this season. The Monarchs won 65-55. Old Dominion’s effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Florida Atlantic. The Monarchs had a rate of 0.492 while the Owls posted a mark of 0.383. A.J. Oliver II was the game’s top overall scorer with 21 points.
Florida Atlantic Owls vs. Old Dominion Monarchs Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Old Dominion, ATS Winner – Florida Atlantic, O/U – Over
Old Dominion ranks 11th in steals allowed per game (4.8) while Florida Atlantic ranks 165th (6.8).
The Monarchs’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 1.4, up from 0.4 for the season.
During their last five games, the Owls have scored an average of 67.6 points per game (3.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.8 points per game (0.3 above their season average).