Betting on today’s Monarchs and Eagles game? Catch the action at W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse in Statesboro, GA, as the Eagles hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this Sun Belt conference contest is set at 151.5 points, with Georgia Southern being favored by -5 at home against Old Dominion.

OLD DOMINION MONARCHS VS GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Old Dominion Monarchs +5

This game will be played at W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Friday, March 1st.

WHY BET THE OLD DOMINION MONARCHS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-72 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Even though we have Georgia Southern winning straight-up, we like Old Dominion at +5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can the Monarchs Lock in a Road Win?

Old Dominion has struggled on the road this season, going 1-12 compared to their 5-11 record at home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -10.1 points per game, and they come into this game on a three-game road losing streak.

Overall, the Monarchs are just 7-23 this season, including a 3-15 mark in Sun Belt Conference play. In their last game, they lost to Appalachian State by a score of 89-64.

Old Dominion’s ATS record this season is 7-21-1, which is not very good. However, their ATS record as the underdog is 4-13-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Monarchs have gone just 2-7-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Old Dominion’s games this year (146.1). The over/under record in their games this season is 14-13-2. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and their games have averaged 144 points compared to their season average of 147 points per game.

The Old Dominion offense is coming off a game where they scored 64 points against Appalachian State. They posted a field goal percentage of 37.7% and connected on 11 threes. The team’s top scorer is Chaunce Jenkins, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 16, while Tyrone Williams also carries a PPG average of 12.8 into the game.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Old Dominion is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 76.0 points per game (266th). Old Dominion’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Appalachian State offense to knock down 50% of their shots on their way to putting up 89 points.

Will the Eagles Make it Happen at Home?

Georgia Southern will be looking to build on their 87-73 win over Marshall. The Eagles have gone 5-5 in their last ten games at home.

Georgia Southern has an average scoring margin of +1.2 points per game at home this season. So far, they have gone 5-7 in their own building.

Georgia Southern has an overall ATS record of 13-15-2 this season and they are 7-4-1 vs. the spread at home. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Eagles have gone 7-2-1 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Georgia Southern’s games this season (146.8). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 157 points.

Georgia Southern’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 87 points against Marshall. They had an overall field goal percentage of 56.9% and made 16/21 free throws. The Georgia Southern offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 27.1 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 34% of their looks from outside this season.

At this time, the Eagles’ defense is positioned 309th in the country, permitting 79.5 points per game. The Georgia Southern defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 73 points and allowed Marshall to connect on 5 threes.