Florida Atlantic Owls vs Old Dominion Monarchs Prediction, 2/24/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs Old Dominion Monarchs
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Location: Chartway Arena in Norfolk, VA
The Florida Atlantic Owls (15-12) are on their way to Chartway Arena on Thursday where they will try to defeat the Old Dominion Monarchs (10-17).
The Florida Atlantic Owls stepped onto the hardwood against MTSU and took a loss by a score of 87-79 in their last contest. Florida Atlantic walked away from the game having earned a 51.9% FG percentage (27 of 52) and converted 7 of their 23 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Owls buried 18 of 23 attempts for a percentage of 78.3%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they collected 26 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 12 assists in the matchup while forcing 11 turnovers and getting 5 steals. Concerning defending, Florida Atlantic allowed the other team to go 60.0% from the field on 30 of 50 shooting. MTSU recorded 13 dimes and had 9 steals in the matchup. In addition, MTSU collected 18 boards (4 offensive, 14 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. MTSU shot 70.4% from the charity stripe by burying 19 of their 27 shots. They also made 8 out of their 13 shots from long range. Concerning personal fouls, the Owls ended up with 26 and MTSU accounted for 23 personal fouls.
Alijah Martin is one player who had an impact in the game. He accumulated 22 points on 8 of 12 shooting. He played for 34 mins played and collected 6 boards. He ended up going 66.7% from the floor and also totaled 1 assist.
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Florida Atlantic comes into this matchup with a record of 15-12 this season. They cough up possession 12.6 times per game and as a team they commit 16.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Florida Atlantic is collecting 36.4 rebounds per contest and has tallied 372 dimes for the campaign, which is 125th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Owls are connecting on 35.9% on three-point shots (243 of 677) and 70.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 74.7 points per game (91st in the nation) while shooting 45.9% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Owls have forced 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.1 fouls. They are giving up 36.2% on 3-point attempts and they are 154th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (68.0). The Owls are giving up a FG percentage of 44.4% (668 of 1,505) and they concede 31.9 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 118th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 311 conceded so far this year.
In their last game, the Old Dominion Monarchs took a loss by a final score of 73-64 when they played Western Kentucky. The Monarchs were able to pull down 22 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 35 in this matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 6 steals in the game. Western Kentucky was called for 7 fouls for the matchup which took the Monarchs to the charity stripe for 8 tries. They were able to bury 6 of those for a clip of 75.0%. Pertaining to shooting from distance, Old Dominion made 8 out of their 23 tries (34.8%). When all was said and done, the Monarchs ended up shooting 25 out of 62 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.3%. The Monarchs allowed Western Kentucky to make 24 of their 61 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.3% in this game. They wrapped up this game 25.8% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 8 of 31 and ended up shooting 17 of 22 from the free throw line (77.3%). Concerning rebounding, Old Dominion permitted Western Kentucky to get 38 in total (15 offensive).
Jaylin Hunter ended up having an impact for the Monarchs for this contest. He made 7 of 10 in this matchup for a rate of 70.0%, and had 6 rebounds. He recorded 20 points in his 39 mins on the hardwood and earned 2 dimes for the contest.
Old Dominion has a win-loss record of 10-17 for the season. The Monarchs are committing 15.8 fouls per contest and they go 67.7% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 12.6 times per game (218th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 11.7 times per game. Old Dominion has 1,788 pts for the season (66.2 per game) and they pull down 36.9 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Monarchs are connecting on 43.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 236th in the country.
The Old Dominion defense surrenders 34.9% on three-point shots (237 of 680) and their opponents are connecting on 67.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 13.4 dimes and 34.1 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 240th and 153rd in those categories on the defensive end. The Monarchs defensively are ranked 142nd in college hoops in PPG allowed with 67.6. They have forced 11.2 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.3% from the floor (137th in the country).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Old Dominion and under the total points
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