Old Dominion Monarchs vs Racers College Hoops Game Preview
Old Dominion Monarchs vs Murray State Racers Odds
Old Dominion pays a visit to Murray State on Saturday, hoping to send the Racers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at CFSB Center.
Supporters of the Monarchs have watched them go 1-4 and 0-2 ATS on the year, while the Racers are at 3-1 and 2-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Racers are 1-0, while the Monarchs have a 0-0 mark.
The Monarchs were listed as 14.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 34-ranked Racers and the No. 23-rated Monarchs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 83-64 win for the Racers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Murray State's No. 53-ranked offense, averaging 78.2 PPG, against a Monarchs defense that ranks No. 171 at 65.8 PPG. The Racers field goal percentage has averaged 46.9% so far, more than the Monarchs marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.6% per game.
Defensively, Old Dominion features the nation's No. 143-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Murray State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Old Dominion, they were a 76-71 loser as they battled VMI at home. The Monarchs endured a 76-71 loss at the hands of the Keydets on Wednesday, despite a 21-point effort from Dimitri Batten at Ted Constant Center.
Murray State lost its last outing, an 81-74 result against Colorado on November 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. Colorado earned an 81-74 victory over Murray State on Sunday, getting 23 points from Askia Booker at TD Arena.
Old Dominion Monarchs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing William & Mary are 5-5
After playing VMI are 7-1
After a loss are 8-2
Murray State Racers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Lipscomb are 1-0
After playing Colorado are 1-0
After a loss are 8-2
A few Monarchs at Racers trends to consider:
Murray State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Murray State is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
Old Dominion at William & Mary, Saturday, December 1
Murray State at Lipscomb, Monday, November 26