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Old Dominion Monarchs vs USC Upstate Spartans CIT tournament Betting Preview

USC Upstate SpartansOld Dominion Monarchs
March 18, 3:00 PM | Ted Constant Center

USC Upstate Spartans vs Old Dominion Monarchs Odds

21-12TEAM RECORD21-13

CIT tournament betting interest focuses on the Old Dominion vs USC Upstate battle Sunday at Ted Constant Center as the Monarchs look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Supporters of the Spartans have watched them go 21-12 and 2-1 ATS on the year, while the Monarchs are at 21-13 and 16-13-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Monarchs are 17-11-1, while the Spartans have a 1-2 mark.

View USC Upstate vs Old Dominion Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Monarchs and the No. 139-ranked Spartans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-70 result in favor of the Monarchs.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Old Dominion has the nation's No. 223-rated offensive output, at 65.6 PPG. The visiting Spartans defense ranks No. 217 allowing on average 68.4 PPG. The Monarchs FG% has averaged 40.5% so far, less than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, USC Upstate owns the country's No. 257-rated mark, allowing 73.4 points per game on the highway. Old Dominion, on the other hand, rates No. 213 in scoring at home.

USC Upstate won its last outing, a 73-58 result against Kent State on March 15. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. USC Upstate got 17 points from Torrey Craig en route to a 73-58 victory over Kent State on Thursday at G. B. Hodge Center.

In their last action, Old Dominion was a 68-66 winner at home against Coastal Carolina. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites. Old Dominion earned a 68-66 victory over Coastal Carolina on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Richard Ross at Ted Constant Center.