Old Dominion Monarchs vs Florida Atlantic Owls Prediction, 1/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Old Dominion Monarchs vs Florida Atlantic Owls
Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
Location: FAU Arena in Boca Raton, FL
FAU Arena is the site where the Florida Atlantic Owls (7-6) will try to beat the Old Dominion Monarchs (5-8) on Saturday.
The Old Dominion Monarchs took the court against Charleston Southern and took a loss by a score of 82-80 in their last contest. In reference to fouls, the Monarchs walked away with 18 and Charleston Southern racked up 30 fouls. They also converted 7 of their 25 attempts from distance. Charleston Southern finished the contest at 72.2% at the charity stripe by converting 13 of 18 attempts. Additionally, Charleston Southern collected 42 boards (16 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Charleston Southern distributed 12 dimes and had 3 steals in this matchup. In reference to defense, Old Dominion let their opponent shoot 41.9% from the floor on 31 of 74 shooting. They also doled out 13 dimes in addition to forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers, but wrapped up the game with no steals. In relation to rebounding, they compiled a total of 31 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Monarchs made 34 of their 46 shots for a percentage of 73.9%. Old Dominion finished the game with a 41.3% field goal percentage (19 out of 46) and knocked down 8 out of their 21 3-point attempts.
Kalu Ezikpe is a player who was a factor in the matchup. He shot 66.7% from the floor and totaled 3 assists. He saw the court for 35 mins and also pulled down 9 boards. He left the arena with 19 points on 4 of 6 shooting.
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Old Dominion will enter this contest with a mark of 5-8 on the campaign. They turn the ball over 11.9 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 16.8 fouls every game. As a team, Old Dominion is pulling down 35.5 boards per game and has accounted for 158 assists for the year, which is 190th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Monarchs are hitting 29.5% on shots from 3-point land (57 of 193) and 68.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 64.3 pts per game (319th in D-1) while shooting 41.5% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Monarchs are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.8 fouls. They currently rank 288th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 178 surrendered this year. The Monarchs defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 42.3% (300 of 710) and they concede 34.5 boards per contest as a group. They are giving up 34.8% on shots from distance and they rank 117th in the nation in points per game allowed (65.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Florida Atlantic Owls walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 55-52 against High Point. In regard to how they rebounded, Florida Atlantic allowed High Point to collect 32 in total (11 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 50.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 6 of 12 and ended up going 3 out of 10 from the free throw line (30.0%). The Owls allowed High Point to bury 23 out of 53 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 43.4% in the game. When the final whistle was blown, the Owls shot 21 out of 55 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.2%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Florida Atlantic buried 6 out of 25 tries (24.0%). They were able to knock down 4 of the free throws for a percentage of 44.4%. High Point had 11 fouls in this contest which took the Owls to the free throw line for 9 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 3 steals in this matchup. The Owls pulled down 18 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 in the matchup.
Alijah Martin pitched in for the Owls for the contest. He recorded 13 points in his 35 mins on the court, but left the arena with no assists. He buried 5 out of 11 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and totaled 9 rebounds.
Florida Atlantic has a win-loss record of 7-6 for the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Owls are hitting on 45.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 123rd in the nation. Florida Atlantic has accumulated 971 pts this season (74.7 per contest) and they average 37.5 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 14.4 times per contest (118th in the nation) and they turn it over 12.3 times per contest. The Owls commit 17.1 fouls every game and they hit 64.3% from the charity stripe.
The Owls are ranked 159th in the nation in points given up per game with 67.2. They are forcing their opponents into 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.1% from the field (301st in the country). The Florida Atlantic defense surrenders 38.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (93 of 243) and their opponents are converting on 67.1% of their free throw shots. They give up 12.4 dimes and 31.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 178th and 56th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Old Dominion
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