Betting on today’s Thundering Herd 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 for this game is set at 156.5 points, and the Monarchs are the home favorites against the Thundering Herd in a Sun Belt conference matchup.


The Pick: Old Dominion Monarchs -1

This game will be played at Chartway Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 18th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Monarchs.
  • Not only will Old Dominion pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 156.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can the Thundering Herd Pull the Upset on the Road?

Marshall is 4-5 on the road this season, and they have gone 2-1 in their last three road games. Over their last five road games, they have gone 3-2, and over their last 10, they are 4-6.

Marshall is 3-4 this season as an underdog, and they have gone 5-5 in games where they were favored. They are 4-1 in Sun Belt Conference games this season, and they are 9-9 overall.

Marshall has an ATS record of 8-9 this season, including a 5-4 mark vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Thundering Herd have gone 4-3 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Marshall has an ATS record of 6-4.

Marshall’s over/under record for the season sits at 5-12 and today’s line of 156.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (154.2). So far, 12 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 161 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 3-6.

The Marshall offense is coming off a game where they scored 85 points against South Alabama. They posted a field goal percentage of 51.6% and connected on 10 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Obinna Anochili-Killen who comes into today’s matchup averaging 17. Kamdyn Curfman also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.4.

At present, the Thundering Herd’s defense is nationally ranked 251st, allowing 76.6 points per game. Marshall’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the South Alabama offense to knock down 51% of their shots on their way to putting up 91 points.

Can the Monarchs Hold Strong at Home?

Old Dominion has struggled this season, as they are just 4-13 overall and have lost six straight games. They are still searching for their first win in Sun Belt play, as they are 0-6 in conference action.

At home, the Monarchs are 3-4 this season, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games at home. In their last game, they lost to Coastal Carolina by a score of 79-75.

Old Dominion has not been a good bet this season, going just 3-13 against the spread. At home, their ATS mark is only 2-5. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Monarchs are just 3-6-1 vs. the spread.

Old Dominion’s over/under record this season sits at 9-6-1. The average scoring total in their games this year is 150.2 points, which is higher than the average over/under line in their games of 144.1. So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s over/under line of 156.5. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 155 points.

In their recent matchup, the Old Dominion offense ended with 75 points against Coastal Carolina. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 35.1% and made 8 threes. Chaunce Jenkins led the scoring for the Monarchs, contributing 24 points. Additionally, Vasean Allette chipped in with 19 points.

Currently, the Monarchs’ defense holds the 269th rank in the nation, allowing 77.9 points per game. So far, the Old Dominion defense is giving up an average of 8.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.5 times per game (443rd).