Old Dominion Monarchs vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 11/17/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Old Dominion Monarchs vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022
Location: TD Arena in Charleston, SC
The Old Dominion Monarchs (2-1) are on their way to TD Arena on Thursday where they will try to defeat the Virginia Tech Hokies (3-0).
The Old Dominion Monarchs faced Virginia Wesleyan and walked away with a win by a score of 72-58 in their last game. Old Dominion walked away from the contest with a 42.1% FG percentage (24 of 57) and made 4 of 15 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Monarchs knocked down 20 of their 30 tries for a rate of 66.7%. With regard to rebounding, they earned 47 with 12 of them being offensive. They also doled out 13 assists in this game in addition to creating 5 turnovers and earning 2 steals. Pertaining to defense, Old Dominion allowed 33.8% from the field on 22 of 65 shooting. Virginia Wesleyan distributed 6 dimes and had 5 steals in this game. Additionally, Virginia Wesleyan collected 34 boards (10 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Virginia Wesleyan walked away from this one shooting 56.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 9 of their 16 attempts. They buried 5 of 25 shots from three-point range. When it comes to personal fouls, the Monarchs ended up with 13 while Virginia Wesleyan finished the game with 19 personal fouls.
Tyreek Scott-Grayson is one guy who was a contributor in the game. He ended up scoring 15 points on 3 of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 22 mins and snagged 8 rebounds. He ended up going 37.5% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist.
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Old Dominion comes into this one with a record of 2-1 so far this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 9.7 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 17.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Old Dominion is grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game and has tallied 38 assists so far this year, which is 193rd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Monarchs are connecting on 27.3% on shots from 3-point land (12 of 44) and 65.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 71.7 points per game (232nd in the country) while connecting on 42.2% from the field.
Defensively, the Monarchs are forcing their opponents into 9.3 turnovers every game and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. They give up 31.4% from beyond the arc while they are 128th in college hoops in PPG allowed (64.7). The Monarchs defense is allowing a FG percentage of 39.4% (65 of 165) and they surrender 32.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 162nd in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 32 conceded for the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Virginia Tech Hokies got the victory with a final of 94-77 when they faced William & Mary. The Hokies collected 17 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 25 for this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while recording 4 steals for this game. William & Mary earned 15 fouls for this game which took the Hokies to the charity stripe for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to bury 12 of the free throws for a rate of 100.0%. With respect to three-point shots, Virginia Tech knocked down 16 out of 32 tries (50.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Hokies went 33 out of 59 from the floor which had them sitting at 55.9%. The Hokies permitted William & Mary to bury 29 of 58 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 50.0% in this matchup. They shot 50.0% from 3-point land via 11 of 22 and ended up shooting 8 out of 12 at the charity stripe (66.7%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Virginia Tech permitted William & Mary to snag 26 overall (9 offensive).
Sean Pedulla ended up having an impact for the Hokies for this game. He had 22 points in his 36 mins on the court and had 4 assists for this game. He knocked down 7 out of 11 in the game for a rate of 63.6%, and earned 4 rebounds.
Virginia Tech has a win-loss record of 3-0 this season. As an offensive team, the Hokies are connecting on 54.8% from the floor, which ranks 15th in college basketball. Virginia Tech has accumulated 267 points this season (89.0 per contest) and they snag 35.3 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 17.3 times per contest (66th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 7.3 times per game. The Hokies are responsible for committing 11.7 fouls per game and they shoot 79.2% from the free throw line.
The Hokies on the defensive side of the court are 99th in college hoops in PPG allowed with 62.0. They are forcing 11.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.5% from the field (180th in college basketball). The Virginia Tech defense allows 33.9% on 3-pointers (20 of 59) and their opponents are making 66.7% of their foul shots. They have allowed 11.0 dimes and 27.7 boards per game, which ranks them 135th and 21st in college hoops.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Old Dominion
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