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Monarchs visit Virginia Commonwealth Rams in college basketball clash

Old Dominion MonarchsVirginia Commonwealth Rams
Jan 21, 8:00 PM | Siegel Center

Old Dominion Monarchs vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds


Old Dominion travels to Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday, hoping to boost its 11-8 record with a victory over the Rams.

Virginia Commonwealth will face the 11-8 Monarchs, who own a 7-7-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Rams are 9-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Monarchs are 9-5 favoring the OVER.

View Old Dominion vs Virginia Commonwealth Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Monarchs listed as 8-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rams - Monarchs odds would favor the Monarchs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Virginia Commonwealth is rated No. 97 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Old Dominion is at No. 83. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-67 win for the Rams.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Monarchs is ranked No. 33 in NCAA hoops at 38.8 per game. Contrast that with Virginia Commonwealth’s No. 164 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Virginia Commonwealth is the No. 92-ranked team in the country at 7.2 per game, while Old Dominion rates No. 262 at 5.2 per game.

Defensively, Old Dominion features the nation's No. 38-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.8 points per game. Virginia Commonwealth, meanwhile, comes in at No. 271 nationally in scoring at home.

Old Dominion won its last outing, a 71-41 result against Towson on January 18. They covered in that game as a 17-point favorite. The battle between the Monarchs and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Towson was handed a 71-41 defeat on Wednesday at Towson Center.

Last time out for Virginia Commonwealth, they were a 69-68 winner as they battled William & Mary at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 20-point favorite. Juvonte Reddic scored 28 points for Virginia Commonwealth on Thursday, leading the Rams to a 69-68 win over William & Mary at Siegel Center.

Old Dominion Monarchs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Northeastern are 9-1
After playing Towson are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Hofstra are 8-2
After playing William & Mary are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Monarchs at Rams trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Old Dominion's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Old Dominion's last 9 games when playing on the road against Virginia Commonwe
Old Dominion is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Old Dominion is 3-12 ATS in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Virginia Commonwe
Virginia Commonwealth is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Virginia Commonwealth is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Old Dominion
Virginia Commonwealth is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Commonwealth's last 5 games

Next up:
Old Dominion home to Northeastern, Monday, January 23
Virginia Commonwealth home to Hofstra, Monday, January 23