Delaware Blue Hens visit Old Dominion Monarchs in college basketball clash
Delaware Blue Hens vs Old Dominion Monarchs Odds
Old Dominion looks to cover the Monarchs-Blue Hens pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 2-12 mark when they host Delaware in college basketball wagering action.
Supporters of the Blue Hens have watched them go 5-8 and 5-5 ATS on the year, while the Monarchs are at 2-12 and 5-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Monarchs are 5-2, while the Blue Hens have a 4-2 mark.
Bettors looking to back visiting Delaware before tip-off in this one found them as 1-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 120-rated Delaware taking on the No. 272-rated Monarchs in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 64-61 win for the Blue Hens on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Old Dominion has the nation's No. 281-rated offensive output, at 62.7 PPG. The visiting Blue Hens defense ranks No. 252 allowing on average 70 PPG. The Monarchs FG% has averaged 40.8% so far, more than the Blue Hens marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.4% per game.
Defensively, Delaware features the nation's No. 210-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.9 points per game. Old Dominion, meanwhile, comes in at No. 312 nationally in scoring at home.
Delaware won its last outing, a 73-66 result against Rider on December 31. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite. The Blue Hens got 17 points from Josh Brinkley as Delaware ran past Rider 73-66 on Monday at Bob Carpenter Center.
Old Dominion was a 58-55 loser in their most recent outing at home against James Madison. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. The Monarchs got 14 points from DeShawn Painter, but it was James Madison that prevailed in a 58-55 final on Wednesday at Ted Constant Center.
Delaware Blue Hens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Hofstra are 4-6
After playing Rider are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
Old Dominion Monarchs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing George Mason are 7-3
After playing James Madison are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9
A few Blue Hens at Monarchs trends to consider:
Delaware is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Delaware is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Old Dominion
Old Dominion is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Delaware
Old Dominion is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Delaware
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Old Dominion's last 5 games when playing Delaware
Old Dominion is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Delaware
Delaware home to Hofstra, Wednesday, January 9
Old Dominion at George Mason, Thursday, January 10