Thursday, February 18, 2016
E. A. Diddle Arena
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The Old Dominion Monarchs travel to E. A. Diddle Arena to play the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Thursday, February 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Old Dominion as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 132.5.
The Monarchs come into this game with an overall record of 14-11 and a road record of 4-5. They are 6-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-9. The Hilltoppers have an overall record of 12-13 and a home record of 9-3. They have an over/under record of 12-9 and they are 9-12 against the spread.
Trey Freeman comes into this contest averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Monarchs. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Aaron Bacote averages 13.5 points per game in 25.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Old Dominion. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Justin Johnson averages 16.1 points per game while playing 29 minutes per contest this year for the Hilltoppers. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Aaron Cosby averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Old Dominion averages 67.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 284th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 186th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 332nd in the country. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game which ranks them 81st and 167th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 9.1 per game. The Monarchs allow 62 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 75th and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the country. They force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 312th in the Division 1.
Western Kentucky averages 76.1 points per game this year which ranks them 96th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 75th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 157th in the nation. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 54th and 181st respectively. In the turnover department the Hilltoppers rank 245th with 13.5 per game. The Hilltoppers allow 78 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 298th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 259th and 300th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 107th and they give up 15.3 assists per contest which puts them in 309th place in the nation. The Hilltoppers force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 317th in college basketball.
The Monarchs average 62.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.3 per contest. The Monarchs have an offensive rating of 107.4 and they assist on 52.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 62.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they shoot 3 pointers on 24% of their shots. Old Dominion turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 36%. The Monarchs give up 64.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 63.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hilltoppers score 77 ppg at home and they have averaged 88.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.3 points per game. The Hilltoppers have a rating on offense of 108.9 and 49.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Western Kentucky turns it over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.1%. The Hilltoppers give up 73.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 86.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 6-14 against the spread
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 10-9 against the over/under
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 9-12 against the spread
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 12-9 against the over/under
Old Dominion Monarchs Injuries
12/12/15 G Ambrose Mosley Dismissed has left the team
01/06/16 C Payton Pervier Dismissed has left the team
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
12/19/15 C Nathan Smith ACL out for season
12/12/15 F Phabian Glasco Achilles out for season
02/17/16 G Chris McNeal Ankle probable Thursday vs. Old Dominion
01/27/16 G Chris Harrison-Docks Personal has left team
Guy's Pick: Take Old Dominion
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