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Old Dominion Monarchs host Virginia Cavaliers in college basketball action

Virginia CavaliersOld Dominion Monarchs
Dec 22, 5:30 PM | Richmond Coliseum

Virginia Cavaliers vs Old Dominion Monarchs Odds

9-2TEAM RECORD1-10

Old Dominion will look to improve on its 1-10 record on Saturday when they host Virginia in NCAA basketball odds action at Richmond Coliseum.

The Cavaliers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 6-2-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Monarchs are 3-5 ATS. Virginia is 1-3 on the totals; Old Dominion is 4-0.

View Virginia vs Old Dominion Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Monarchs in this one found them listed as 13-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Cavaliers was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Monarchs sit at No. 264 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cavaliers sit at No. 185 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cavaliers will win this game 76-55.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Old Dominion's No. 254-ranked offense, averaging 64.2 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 4 at 50.6 PPG. The Monarchs field goal percentage has averaged 40.9% so far, less than the Cavaliers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.

Defensively, Virginia features the nation's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 58.5 points per game. Old Dominion, meanwhile, comes in at No. 295 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Virginia, they were a 75-57 winner as they battled Morgan State at home. Virginia earned a 75-57 victory over Morgan State on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Darion Atkins at John Paul Jones Arena.

In their last action, Old Dominion was a 76-65 loser on the road against College of Charleston. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. Old Dominion suffered a 76-65 loss against College of Charleston on Tuesday, getting 15 points from DeShawn Painter in a losing effort at TD Arena.

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Wofford are 1-0
After playing Morgan State are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

Old Dominion Monarchs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Fairfield are 1-0
After a loss are 2-8

A few Cavaliers at Monarchs trends to consider:
Virginia is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Old Dominion is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Old Dominion is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Virginia home to Wofford, Sunday, December 30
Old Dominion home to Fairfield, Saturday, December 29