Old Dominion Monarchs vs Drexel Dragons Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Monarchs of Old Dominion hit the hard court against the Dragons of Drexel.
This season, the Dragons are 9-13 overall and 6-16 ATS ATS, while the Monarchs are 2-20 and 5-14 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Drexel boasts a 10-10 on the OU, and Old Dominion is 9-6.
Bettors looking to go with the Dragons in this one found them listed as 12.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Monarchs was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Dragons sit at No. 225 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Monarchs sit at No. 299 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Dragons will win this game 63-56.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Monarchs rank No. 81 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.1 per game. That compares with Drexel’s No. 226 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Drexel is college basketball's No. 224-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Monarchs rate No. 318 with 4.5 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Old Dominion owns the country's No. 204-rated mark, allowing 71 points per game on the highway. Drexel, on the other hand, rates No. 280 in scoring at home.
Old Dominion was an 85-74 loser in their most recent outing at home against George Mason. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. DeShawn Painter scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Monarchs to a win (they lost 85-74 to George Mason at Ted Constant Center on Monday).
Drexel was a 59-52 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Northeastern. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Drexel got 13 points from Derrick Thomas but lost anyway, 59-52, to Northeastern on Saturday at Matthews Arena.
Old Dominion Monarchs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Northeastern are 8-2
After playing George Mason are 8-2
After a loss are 1-9
Drexel Dragons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing James Madison are 6-4
After playing Northeastern are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Monarchs at Dragons trends to consider:
Old Dominion is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Old Dominion is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Drexel's last 8 games
Drexel is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Drexel's last 6 games when playing Old Dominion
Drexel is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Old Dominion
Old Dominion home to Northeastern, Saturday, February 9
Drexel home to James Madison, Sunday, February 10