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Delaware Blue Hens visit Old Dominion Monarchs in NCAAB hoops battle

Delaware Blue HensOld Dominion Monarchs
March 3, 2:30 PM | Richmond Coliseum

Delaware Blue Hens vs Old Dominion Monarchs Odds

18-12TEAM RECORD19-12

Old Dominion looks to cover the Monarchs-Blue Hens pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 19-12 mark when they host Delaware in college basketball action.

This game is part of the Colonial Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Richmond Coliseum.

Old Dominion will face the 18-12 Blue Hens, who own a 15-9-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Monarchs are 16-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blue Hens are 13-12 favoring the OVER.

View Delaware vs Old Dominion Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 37-ranked Monarchs and the No. 119-rated Blue Hens in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-67 win for the Monarchs on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Old Dominion's No. 238-ranked offense, averaging 65.3 PPG, against a Blue Hens defense that ranks No. 193 at 67.5 PPG. The Monarchs field goal percentage has averaged 40.4% so far, less than the Blue Hens marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.

Defensively, Delaware features the nation's No. 195-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.5 points per game. Old Dominion, meanwhile, comes in at No. 235 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Delaware, they were a 72-65 winner as they battled Towson at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point favorite. Devon Saddler went off for 28 points and added 4 rebounds, leading Delaware over Towson, 72-65, on Friday at Richmond Coliseum.

In their last action, Old Dominion was a 73-72 loser at home against Drexel. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Monarchs got a huge 37-point effort from Kent Bazemore but still lost 73-72 against Drexel on Saturday at Ted Constant Center.

Delaware Blue Hens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Towson are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

Old Dominion Monarchs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
After playing Drexel are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Blue Hens at Monarchs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Old Dominion's last 5 games
Old Dominion is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Delaware
Old Dominion is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
Old Dominion is 1-5-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Delaware