Betting on today’s Eagles and Monarchs game? Catch the action at Chartway Arena in Norfolk, VA, as the Monarchs hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 152 points, and Old Dominion is favored by -4.5 to win at home against Georgia Southern.
GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLES VS OLD DOMINION MONARCHS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Old Dominion Monarchs -4.5
This game will be played at Chartway Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.
WHY BET THE OLD DOMINION MONARCHS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 79-66 in favor of the Monarchs.
- Not only will Old Dominion pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Can Georgia Southern Secure a Road Victory?
Georgia Southern is 4-16 overall and 4-4 in Sun Belt games. They are coming off an 84-74 loss to Appalachian State. On the road, they are 1-13 this season and have lost three straight.
As the underdog, Georgia Southern is 3-15 this season. They are 3-3 at home and have won three in a row. So far, they have been the underdog in 18 of their 20 games.
Georgia Southern has an overall ATS record of 7-11-2 this season. On the road, they are 4-9-1 vs. the spread and 2-1 in their last 3 road games. As the underdog, the Eagles have gone 7-10-1 vs. the spread this year and 2-1 in their last 3 games as the underdog.
Today’s over/under line of 152 is much higher than the average over/under line in Georgia Southern’s games this year (145.3). So far, 19 of their 20 games have had lower over/under lines than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 151 points.
In their recent game, the Eagles’ offense concluded with 74 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 70.2 points per contest. The Georgia Southern offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 27.9 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 35% of their looks from outside this season.
As they prepare for the upcoming game, Georgia Southern is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 79.4 points per game (288th). The Georgia Southern defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 84 points and allowed Appalachian State to connect on 7 threes.
Can the Old Dominion Offense Score Enough at Home?
Old Dominion enters this game as the favorite, as they have been in eight of their 20 games this season. So far, they are 3-5 in those games. At home, the Monarchs have gone 4-6 this season, including a two-game losing streak.
Overall, Old Dominion has gone 5-15 this season, and they have lost two straight games. In their most recent game, they lost to James Madison by a score of 78-62.
Old Dominion has not been a good team against the spread this season, going just 4-15. That includes a 2-6 mark vs. the spread when favored. Their home ATS record is just 3-7 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Monarchs are just 3-7.
This season, the over/under record for Old Dominion games is 10-7-2 and today’s line of 152 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (145.2). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 149 points.
Old Dominion offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 62 points against James Madison. In that game, they made 6/18 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 39.7%. The team’s scoring leader is Vasean Allette, who holds an average of 17.4 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Chaunce Jenkins is averaging 15.6 points per game this season.
At present, the Monarchs’ defense is nationally ranked 264th, allowing 77.4 points per game. In their previous game vs. James Madison, the Dukes finished with a field goal percentage of 39% and a total of 78 points vs. Old Dominion.