The Jaguars and Monarchs are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Monarchs will host the game at Chartway Arena in Norfolk, VA. This Sun Belt conference matchup has an over/under of 143 points, and the Monarchs are favored to win at home vs. the Jaguars.
SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUARS VS OLD DOMINION MONARCHS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Old Dominion Monarchs -3.5
This game will be played at Chartway Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.
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 -3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 143 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Can South Alabama Pull Off A Win at Chartway Arena?
If South Alabama wins today, they will have a .500 road record, as they currently stand at 2-3 on the road. South Alabama has played 12 games so far this season and currently have a 7-5 record. Heading into today’s game, South Alabama has a 6-3 record against the spread this season. In their last five games, the team is 3-1 vs. the spread.
Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, South Alabama has an over/under record of 5-4-0, with their games averaging 147.8 points per game on average. The Jaguars’ last five games have culminated with an average of 140 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.
Coming off a good offensive performance, South Alabama’s offense scored 83 points against Alabama A&M. Their field goal percentage for the game was 39.7%, and they went 23/31 from the free-throw line. Tyrell Jones led the scoring for the Jaguars, contributing 18 points. Additionally, Samuel Tabe chipped in with 13 points.
On defense, South Alabama is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 74.6 points per game. South Alabama’s three-point defense is currently 46th in the country at 5.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.2% of their shots vs. South Alabama.
Can the Monarchs Offense Score Enough at Home?
Old Dominion heads into their 13th game of the year with a record of 4-8. In their last ten home games, Old Dominion has a record of 6-4, which also includes games from last season. As of today’s game, Old Dominion holds a 3-8 ATS record. In their last ten games, Old Dominion has gone 1-4 vs. the spread.
Up to this point, games involving Old Dominion have had an average of 150.7 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 142.2 points. Their over/under record is 6-4-1. The Monarchs’ last five games have culminated with an average of 160 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
The Old Dominion offense is coming off a game in which they scored 65 points vs. Massachusetts. Overall their field goal percentage was 42.6% while connecting on 2 threes. Offensively, the Monarchs hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 265th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 311st in terms of percentage and 293rd in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Monarchs’ defense is positioned 242nd in the country, permitting 77.6 points per game. Old Dominion’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Massachusetts offense to knock down 54% of their shots on their way to putting up 87 points.