Old Dominion vs. FAU - 3/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Old Dominion vs. FAU - 3/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

FAU Owls (16-13) at Old Dominion Monarchs (11-17)

College Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Chartway Arena)

The Line: Old Dominion Monarchs -5.5 -- Over/Under: 126 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The FAU Owls and the Old Dominion Monarchs meet in C-USA college basketball action from the Chartway Arena on Sunday afternoon.

The FAU Owls will try to break out of a logjam in the middle of C-USA after back-to-back wins following an 80-71 win over UTSA last time out. Cornelius Taylor leads FAU in scoring with 12 PPG while Jailyn Ingram is 2ndwith 11.1 PPG and a team-high 5.4 RPG this season. Michael Forrest has 9.6 PPG and Richardson Maitre has 9.4 PPG and a team-high 2.6 APG this season. As a team, FAU is averaging 70.6 points on 42.5% shooting from the field, 32.3% from 3-point range and 70.6% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 68.5 points on 43.6% shooting from the field and 33% from 3-point range this season. FAU is 2-10 straight up and 4-8 against the spread on the road this season.

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The Old Dominion Monarchs will try to catch up to FAU, sitting at 7-8 in conference play after a 74-66 loss to Marshall last time out. Malik Curry leads ODU in scoring and assists with 12.9 PPG and 3.7 APG while Xavier Green is 2nd in scoring with 12.2 PPG and A.J. Oliver has 11.4 PPG. Jason Wade has 10.9 PPG and 5.5 RPG while Aaron Carver has a team-high 10.3 RPG this season. As a team, Old Dominion is 64.6 points on 40% shooting from the field, 28.6% from 3-point range and 68.7% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 65.1 points on 40% shooting from the field and 33% from 3-point range this season. Old Dominion is 8-4 straight up and 7-4-1 against the spread at home this season.

Head-to-head, the road team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.

The points with FAU are tempting as the road team’s had success in this matchup and the Owls are slightly better offensively this year. However, FAU is only averaging 63.2 points on the road and ODU is only giving up 63.8 points at home this season. It everything holds true to form, this should be a 7-9 point win for Old Dominion, so I’ll lay the points with the Monarchs here.

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Chris’s Pick Old Dominion -5.5

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