Old Dominion Monarchs vs East Carolina Pirates Prediction, 11/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Old Dominion Monarchs vs East Carolina Pirates
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Location: Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, NC
The Old Dominion Monarchs (3-4) are en route to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Tuesday where they will meet the East Carolina Pirates (5-2).
The Old Dominion Monarchs faced off with Longwood and took home the win by a score of 62-61 in their last game. Old Dominion wrapped up the contest with a 43.4% FG percentage (23 out of 53) and converted 3 out of their 16 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Monarchs converted 13 of their 20 tries for a percentage of 65.0%. In reference to hauling in boards, they compiled 25 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 13 assists for the matchup as well as forcing 15 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Regarding defense, Old Dominion allowed their opponent to shoot 42.6% from the field on 20 out of 47 shooting. Longwood dished out 11 assists and had 4 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Longwood snagged 28 rebounds (10 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Longwood shot 70.6% at the free throw line by making 12 of their 17 shots. They also converted 9 of their 18 attempts from beyond the arc. In regard to personal fouls, the Monarchs ended up with 20 while Longwood recorded 17 personal fouls.
Mekhi Long is a player who was a contributor for the contest. He left the arena with 18 points on 6 out of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 36 minutes and totaled 6 rebounds. He finished the contest at 60.0% from the floor and totaled 2 assists.
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Old Dominion heads into this game with a record of 3-4 this season. They are averaging 61.9 pts per game (327th in the country) while shooting 41.2% from the floor. The Monarchs are connecting on 27.9% on three-point shots (31 of 111) and 63.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Old Dominion is snagging 34.7 rebounds per game and has racked up 88 assists for the year, which is 170th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 11.9 times per contest and as a team they are committing 16.4 personal fouls per game.
Defensively, the Monarchs are forcing 13.3 turnovers every game and they draw 16.7 fouls. They are ranked 304th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 99 conceded so far this year. The Monarchs defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 44.3% (164 of 370) and they surrender 33.7 boards per contest as a squad. They are surrendering 35.9% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 124th in college hoops in points per game allowed (65.4).
When they last played, the East Carolina Pirates walked away with a victory by a final of 70-68 against Coppin State. The Pirates snagged 23 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 36 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while getting 8 steals in the matchup. Coppin State earned 13 fouls in this matchup which got the Pirates to the free throw line for a total of 11 attempts. They were able to convert 7 of the free throws for a rate of 63.6%. Regarding shooting from downtown, East Carolina made 9 of 23 attempts (39.1%). In all, the Pirates went 27 out of 63 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.9%. The Pirates allowed Coppin State to make 24 of 61 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.3% in this matchup. They finished shooting 28.0% from 3-point land by going 7 out of 25 and ended up going 13 of 16 at the charity stripe (81.3%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, East Carolina allowed Coppin State to pull down 28 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Brandon Suggs ended up being a factor for the Pirates for the game. He converted 9 of 15 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and added 3 rebounds. He earned 25 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 dimes in this contest.
East Carolina has a mark of 5-2 for the year. The Pirates are committing 15.9 fouls per game and they connect on 72.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.9 times per contest (48th in college hoops) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.9 times per game. East Carolina has accounted for 532 pts so far this season (76.0 per game) and they pull in 36.4 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Pirates are shooting 45.3% from the floor, which is ranked 141st in college basketball.
The Pirates on the defensive side of the court are 231st in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 70.7. They are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.2% from the field (108th in the country). The East Carolina defense gives up 33.9% on 3-point attempts (63 of 186) and opponents are converting on 76.0% of their foul shots. They have conceded 14.0 assists and 36.1 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 272nd and 234th in the nation.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Old Dominion
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