Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Warhawks versus the Monarchs? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Chartway Arena in Norfolk, VA. The over/under for this Sun Belt conference contest is set at 142.5 points, with the Monarchs being the favored team playing at home against the Warhawks.
LOUISIANA-MONROE WARHAWKS VS OLD DOMINION MONARCHS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Old Dominion Monarchs -10.5
This game will be played at Chartway Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.
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 -10.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Will Louisiana-Monroe Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?
With a record of 4-12, Louisiana-Monroe has lost nine straight games coming into this one. They are 0-6 in Sun Belt play compared to 4-6 in non-conference games. On the road, the Warhawks are only 1-7 this season.
As the underdog, Louisiana-Monroe has gone 1-10 this season. They have been the underdog in 11 of their 16 games compared to being favored in three.
As the underdog this season, Louisiana-Monroe has gone 5-6 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-3 and their last 10 road ATS record is 5-5. Overall, the Warhawks are 5-9 this year vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Louisiana-Monroe games is 6-8. On average, their games have finished with 135.4 points compared to an average over/under line of 139.1, resulting in an average margin of -3.8 points. This year, 11 of their games have had lower OU lines than today’s line of 142.5. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 as those matchups have averaged 135 points.
In their previous game, the Warhawks’ offense finished with 70 points, which is right in line with their current average of 67.1 points per contest. Savion Gallion was the leading scorer for the Warhawks, putting up 16 points. In addition, Makai Willis contributed 15 points.
The Warhawks’ defense is presently ranked 192nd nationally, allowing an average of 73.2 points per contest. So far, the Louisiana-Monroe defense is giving up an average of 8.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.4 times per game (602nd).
Will Old Dominion Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?
Old Dominion comes into this game with a record of 5-13, including a 1-6 mark in Sun Belt play. They are 4-7 in non-conference games and have yet to win on the road, going 0-9.
So far this season, the Monarchs have been favored in seven games, going 3-4 in those contests. Their average scoring margin at home is -1.6 points per game.
Old Dominion has struggled against the spread this season, going just 4-13. In their 7 games as the favorite, the Monarchs are just 2-5 vs. the spread. At home, Old Dominion is 3-5 vs. the spread this year and over their last 10 games as the favorite, their ATS record is just 4-6.
So far this season, the over/under record for Old Dominion games is 9-6-2. The average scoring total in their games this year is 150.6 points, which is higher than today’s over/under line of 142.5. Over their last three games, the OU record is 1-1-1 with an average scoring total of 152 points.
Old Dominion’s offense had a good outing, putting up 91 points against Marshall. They achieved a 50% field goal percentage and went 7/14 from the free-throw line. The team’s top scorer is Vasean Allette, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 17.6, while Chaunce Jenkins also maintains a PPG average of 15.7 leading up to the game.
At present, the Monarchs’ defense is nationally ranked 270th, allowing 77.2 points per game. So far, the Old Dominion defense is giving up an average of 9.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.3 times per game (426th).