Betting on today’s Monarchs and Bobcats game? Catch the action at Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, FL, as the Bobcats hosts this showdown at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 136.5 points, and Texas State is favored by -3.5 vs. Old Dominion in a Sun Belt conference matchup.

OLD DOMINION MONARCHS VS TEXAS STATE BOBCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Old Dominion Monarchs +3.5

This game will be played at Pensacola Bay Center at 8:30 ET on Tuesday, March 5th.

WHY BET THE OLD DOMINION MONARCHS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-72 in favor of the Bobcats.
  • Even though we have Texas State winning straight-up, we like Old Dominion at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 136.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will Old Dominion Make it Happen on the Road?

Old Dominion will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak when they take on Texas State. The Monarchs are 7-24 this season, including a 3-16 record in Sun Belt Conference play. They are just 1-13 on the road, with an average scoring margin of -10.6.

For the year, Old Dominion has been the underdog in 19 of their 31 games, going just 2-17 in those contests. In their last game, they lost to Georgia Southern by a score of 92-75. Over their last 10 road games, the Monarchs are just 1-9.

Old Dominion has struggled against the spread this season, going just 7-22-1. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-10-1, and they are just 2-7-1 vs. the spread in their last 10 road games. As the underdog, the Monarchs are 4-14-1 vs. the spread this year and have gone 0-5 in their last five games as the underdog.

Today’s over/under line of 136.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Old Dominion’s games this year (146.3). So far, 23 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Old Dominion offense tallied 75 points in a matchup against Georgia Southern. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.9%, and they made 6 threes. The top scorer for the Monarchs was Chaunce Jenkins with 24 points, while R.J. Blakney also chipped in with 12 points.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Old Dominion is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 76.5 points per game (277th). In their previous game vs. Georgia Southern, the Eagles finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 92 points vs. Old Dominion.

Can the Bobcats Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

Heading into tonight’s game, Texas State has a record of 14-17, including a 6-11 mark in Sun Belt Conference play. They have won two straight games and are 6-6 at home this season. The Bobcats are favored by 3.5 points tonight, and they have a record of 7-3 when favored this season.

Over their last ten games at home, Texas State has gone 6-4, and they have won their last five games at home. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +0.1, and they are coming off a 73-55 win over Louisiana-Monroe.

As the favorite, Texas State has an ATS record of 7-3 this season and they have gone 6-4 vs. the spread in their last 10 home games. Overall, the Bobcats’ ATS mark is 13-15 this year and they are 6-6 vs. the spread at home.

This season, the over/under record for Texas State games is 11-17, and today’s line of 136.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (137.4). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points, and their OU record in their last 10 games is 3-7.

In their recent matchup, the Texas State offense ended with 73 points against Louisiana-Monroe. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 53.1% and made 7 threes. Jordan Mason led the scoring for the Bobcats, contributing 13 points. Additionally, Josh O’Garro chipped in with 11 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Texas State defense is giving up an average of 70.2 points per contest. Texas State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Louisiana-Monroe offense to knock down 53% of their shots on their way to putting up 55 points.