Old Dominion vs. UTSA - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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UTSA Roadrunners (13-16) at Old Dominion Monarchs (12-17)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Chartway Arena)
The Line: Old Dominion Monarchs -6 -- Over/Under: 143 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Texas-San Antonio Road Runners (13-16, 7-9 CUSA) travel to Norfolk, VA to take on the Old Dominion Monarchs (12-17, 8-8 CUSA) in a Conference USA clash at Chartway Arena. The last time these two teams played on February 6, Texas-San Antonio beat Old Dominion 85-81 as 6-point road underdogs.
Texas-San Antonio is 4-6 in its last 10 games both straight up and against the spread. Texas-San Antonio has gone 2-6 in conference road games and is 3-5 against the spread in those games. Texas-San Antonio scores 72.9 points per game and gives up 82.5 points per game on the road this year, and they are shooting 42.6% from the field, 34.6% from 3 and 76.2% from the free-throw line in those games.
Texas-San Antonio had lost 3 of 4 games before defeating UAB 66-59 as 2 ½-point home favorites. Texas-San Antonio is ranked 201st by KenPom, with the 117th ranked offense and 289th ranked defense in the country. Texas-San Antonio is led by Junior guard Jhivvan Jackson, who averages 27.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, and Junior guard Keaton Wallace, who averages 18.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.
Old Dominion is 5-5 both straight up and against the spread in their last 10 games. Old Dominion is 6-2 in conference home games and has gone 4-4 against the spread in those games this season. Old Dominion has scored 68.8 points and given up 63.9 points per game at home this season and has shot 40% from the field, 28.6% from 3 and 68.7% from the free-throw line in those games.
Old Dominion had lost 4 of 6 games before defeating Florida Atlantic 85-80 as 5 ½-point home favorites in their last game. Old Dominion is ranked 168th by KenPom, with the 249th ranked offense and 88th ranked defense in the nation. Old Dominion is led by Freshman guard Malik Curry, who averages 13.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game, and Junior guard Xavier Green, who averages 12.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.
Texas-San Antonio is 5-4 in their previous 9 games against Old Dominion, and Texas-San Antonio went 7-2 against the spread in those games. The over was 5-3-1 in the previous 9 match-ups between these squads. The over is 6-4 in the last 10 games for both Texas-San Antonio and Old Dominion.
Both of these teams have suffered through lackluster seasons, but I think Old Dominion will be looking for revenge here on Senior Night for the loss they suffered at home to Texas-San Antonio earlier this season. I'll lay the points with the Monarchs.