MTSU Blue Raiders vs Old Dominion Monarchs Prediction, 3/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: MTSU Blue Raiders vs Old Dominion Monarchs
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: Chartway Arena in Norfolk, VA
Chartway Arena is the location where the Old Dominion Monarchs (12-18) will try to defeat the MTSU Blue Raiders (22-8) on Saturday.
The MTSU Blue Raiders stepped onto the hardwood against Charlotte and took a loss by a score of 60-56 in their last contest. MTSU finished the contest with a 37.3% field goal percentage (19 out of 51) and made 10 of their 27 3-pointers. When they shot from the free throw line, the Blue Raiders knocked down 8 of their 10 tries for a percentage of 80.0%. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 31 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 9 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 8 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Pertaining to defense, MTSU allowed 35.2% from the floor on 19 out of 54 shooting. Charlotte recorded 9 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. Furthermore, Charlotte had 31 boards (11 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't have a block. Charlotte walked away from this one shooting 86.4% from the charity stripe by converting 19 of 22 shots. They also made 3 of 20 attempts from three-point range. In reference to personal fouls, the Blue Raiders left the arena with 18 and Charlotte finished the game with 10 personal fouls.
Camryn Weston is one guy who was a factor for the game. He finished shooting 60.0% from the floor and earned 2 assists. He was on the hardwood for 23 minutes and totaled 4 rebounds. He accumulated 16 points on 6 of 10 shooting.
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MTSU steps onto the hardwood with a record of 22-8 on the season. They are losing possession via turnover 13.0 times per contest and as a team are committing 18.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, MTSU is snagging 35.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 378 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 193rd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Blue Raiders are connecting on 32.9% on shots from beyond the arc (252 of 765) and 75.7% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 74.3 points per contest (99th in college hoops) while shooting 44.9% from the floor.
Defensively, the Blue Raiders are forcing 15.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.7 personal fouls. They relinquish 30.9% on 3-point attempts and they are 91st in college hoops in points per game allowed (66.3). The Blue Raiders defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 42.0% (691 of 1,644) and they relinquish 33.5 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 43rd in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 308 conceded on the season.
In their last game, the Old Dominion Monarchs took a loss by a final score of 67-54 against Louisiana Tech. In reference to rebounding, Old Dominion permitted Louisiana Tech to pull down 33 in total (9 offensive). They finished the game shooting 38.5% from 3-point land by going 10 out of 26 and ended up going 11 out of 13 from the free throw line (84.6%). The Monarchs allowed Louisiana Tech to make 23 of their 58 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 39.7% in this matchup. Overall, the Monarchs finished shooting 23 out of 59 from the field which had them at 39.0%. Regarding three-point shots, Old Dominion converted 3 of 17 tries (17.6%). They were able to bury 5 of those for a rate of 50.0%. Louisiana Tech committed 9 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Monarchs to the free throw line for 10 attempts. They also gave up possession 13 times, while earning 7 steals for this game. The Monarchs snagged 24 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 35 in this matchup.
Austin Trice was important for the Monarchs for this contest. He scored 18 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist in the game. He converted 8 of 10 for the contest giving him a rate of 80.0%, and had 12 rebounds.
Old Dominion has a mark of 12-18 for the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Monarchs are connecting on 43.7% from the field, which is ranked 214th in Division 1. Old Dominion has totaled 1,995 points on the season (66.5 per game) and they collect 37.2 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.6 times per game (205th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 11.9 times per game. The Monarchs commit 16.0 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 66.8% from the charity stripe.
The Monarchs defensively are ranked 112th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 66.9. They are forcing 11.1 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.5% from the field (88th in college basketball). The Old Dominion defense gives up 33.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (262 of 774) and their opponents are making 67.1% of their foul shots. They concede 13.1 assists and 34.0 boards per game, which has them ranked 224th and 149th in college hoops.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Old Dominion
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