The Owls and Monarchs are set to face off at 7:30 ET on ESPN+. The Monarchs will host the game at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, HI. In this non-conference matchup, the Owls are the betting favorite against the Monarchs. The over/under for the game is 147.5 points.
TEMPLE OWLS VS OLD DOMINION MONARCHS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Old Dominion Monarchs +3.5
This game will be played at Stan Sheriff Center at 7:30 ET on Friday, December 22nd.
WHY BET THE OLD DOMINION MONARCHS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-69 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 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Is It the Owls Game to Lose on the Road?
As Temple prepares to play their 12th game of the year, they have a 6-5 record overall. When playing away from home, the Owls are 2-1, while they are 2-3 when playing at home. Heading into today’s game, Temple has a 5-3 ATS record. On the road this season, Temple is 2-1 ATS, and in their previous ten road games, they are 6-3-1 ATS.
Temple’s games have, on average, featured 154.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 6-2-0. Their average over/under line is currently 138.9 points so far. When looking at the Owls’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-1-1, with their games averaging 150 points per game.
In their previous game, the Owls’ offense finished with 78 points, which is right in line with their current average of 76.6 points per contest. One area that the Temple offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 38th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 39%.
So far, the Owls’ defense is ranked 195th in the country at 73.3 points per contest. So far, the Temple defense is giving up an average of 9.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.6 times per game (340th).
Will the Monarchs Make it Happen at Home?
Old Dominion has played a total of 10 games and currently has a 3-7 overall record. In their last five home games, which includes games from last year, Old Dominion has gone 2-3. Thus far, Old Dominion has a record of 2-5 vs. the spread. When playing away from home, the Monarchs are 1-3 vs. the spread, while they are 1-2 ATS at home.
So far, Old Dominion’s games have averaged 144.9 points per game with the average over/under line being 137.9 points. The Monarchs’ last five games have culminated with an average of 159 points per game and an over/under record of 5-0.
Old Dominion recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 79 points against William & Mary. This output exceeded their season average of 71.2 points per game. Leading Old Dominion in scoring vs. William & Mary was Vasean Allette with his 30 points. Chaunce Jenkins also added 12 points for the Monarchs.
Coming into the game, Old Dominion will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 77.4 points per game (244th). So far, the Old Dominion defense is giving up an average of 9.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.8 times per game (412nd).