Old Dominion Monarchs vs Blue Hens College Hoops Game Preview
Old Dominion Monarchs vs Delaware Blue Hens Odds
The Old Dominion Monarchs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Blue Hens in Delaware at Bob Carpenter Center on Monday in college basketball action.
The Blue Hens are 12-12 so far on the season, and 12-9 ATS vs. the number. The Monarchs, meanwhile, are 3-21 and 6-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Delaware go 11-6 and the Monarchs go 11-6 on the totals.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Blue Hens as 9-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 134-ranked Blue Hens and the No. 299-rated Monarchs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 67-60 win for the Blue Hens on Monday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Delaware's No. 143-ranked scoring average of 68.5 PPG, against a Monarchs defense rated No. 272 and allowing 70.5 PPG. The Blue Hens FG% has averaged 42% to date this season, more than the Monarchs shooters have managed so far (39.1% per game).
Defensively, Old Dominion features the nation's No. 192-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.4 points per game. Delaware, meanwhile, comes in at No. 149 nationally in scoring at home.
Old Dominion lost its last outing, a 79-74 result against Northeastern on February 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. Dimitri Batten scored 25 points for Old Dominion on Saturday, but the Huskies managed a 79-74 victory over the Monarchs at Ted Constant Center.
Delaware was a 79-72 winner in their most recent outing on the road against George Mason. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Delaware got 22 points from Devon Saddler en route to a 79-72 victory over George Mason on Saturday at Patriot Center.
Old Dominion Monarchs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing William & Mary are 5-5
After playing Northeastern are 8-2
After a loss are 1-9
Delaware Blue Hens Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Northeastern are 3-7
After playing George Mason are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Monarchs at Blue Hens trends to consider:
Old Dominion is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Delaware
Old Dominion is 2-5-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Delaware
Old Dominion is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Old Dominion is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Delaware's last 6 games when playing Old Dominion
Delaware is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
Delaware is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Delaware's last 9 games
Old Dominion home to William & Mary, Saturday, February 16
Delaware at Northeastern, Wednesday, February 13