Old Dominion at Western Kentucky: 3/5/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (17-5) vs Old Dominion Monarchs (14-6)
Game Info: Friday, March 5, 2021 at 8:00 pm (E.A. Diddle Arena)
Betting Odds: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Old Dominion Monarchs and Western Kentucky HIlltoppers face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at Diddle Arena.
The Old Dominion Monarchs come into this game with a 14-6 record overall and coming into this game they have won three games in a row. In the last game against MIddle Tennessee, a game they were able to win by 13 points. Old Dominion on the season is averaging 69 points per game while their defense is giving up 68.9 points per game. Guard Malik Curry has been the best player for Old Dominion averaging 14.6 points while shooting 43.3 percent from the field and 27.3 percent from behind the three point line. At times the offense has been inconsistent and in this game, they need to get the offense going for the full game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers who sit with a 17-5 record overall and coming into this game they have won eight of their last nine games. In the last game against FIU, the defense was strong giving up only 59 points and that led to the victory. Western Kentucky on the season is averaging 74.7 points per game while their defense is giving up 69 points per game. Western Kentucky is shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from behind the three point line. Center Charles Bassey has been the best player for Western Kentucky averaging 17.8 points while shooting 61.4 percent from the field and 31.6 percent from behind the three point line.
Western Kentucky is 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games played on Friday. The under is 10-3 in Western Kentucky's last 13 games played on Friday. Western Kentucky is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games against Conference- USA.
Western Kentucky is the more talented team and they are going to have no issue getting the job done in this game. Look for Western Kentucky’s defense to be strong and that will be the difference as the Hilltoppers will come away with a cover of the spread.