Western Kentucky at Old Dominion Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 3/16/2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers travel to Ford Center to play the Old Dominion Monarchs on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Old Dominion as 1 point favorites.
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Western Kentucky comes into this game with an overall record of 18-13. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 72.0 points per game while giving up 69.8 per contest. Old Dominion has an overall mark of 23-8. They are averaging 66.5 points per contest and giving up 61.0, which is a point differential of 5.5.
Valuable Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 20-12-0 against the spread
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 14-16-1 against the over/under
Important Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 12-19-1 against the spread
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 13-18-0 against the over/under
Key Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
12/15/18 F DeSean Murray Personal is out for season
01/21/19 F Marek Nelson Knee is out for season
Key Old Dominion Monarchs Injuries
01/03/19 G Marquis Godwin Foot is out indefinitely
Charles Bassey comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Taveion Hollingsworth averages 14.5 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
B.J. Stith averages 17.1 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Ahmad Caver averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Kentucky averages 72.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 193rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 144th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 243rd in the nation. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 103rd and 254th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 102nd with 13.7 per game. The Hilltoppers allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 139th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 79th and 188th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 181st and they give up 13.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 183rd place in Division 1. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 151st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Old Dominion is 311th in the country with 66.5 points per game this year. They are 317th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 5.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 134th in the nation. They are 21st in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.2 boards per game, and 219th in assists per contest with 12.9. The Monarchs are 283rd in turnovers per game with 11.8. The Monarchs surrender 61.0 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 92nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 44th with 11.3 assists allowed per contest and 130th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Monarchs are 98th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game.
The Hilltoppers have an offensive rating of 102.4, which is ranked 210th. They are 176th in college basketball in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 219th. As a unit they are 176th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 324th in D-1. Western Kentucky is 94th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions.
Old Dominion is 259th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions. The Monarchs have an offensive rating of 101.2, which is ranked 241st. They are 326th in D-1 in pace with 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 307th. As a unit they are 321st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 187th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Western Kentucky/Old Dominion college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Old Dominion -1
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