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Old Dominion Southern Miss Betting Preview

Southern Miss Golden EaglesOld Dominion Monarchs
16-3January 23, 2014, 07:00 | Ted Constant Center9-9

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Old Dominion and Southern Miss on Thursday, with the host Monarchs trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Golden Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 11-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Monarchs are 10-5 ATS. Southern Miss is 8-7 on the totals; Old Dominion is 5-9.

View Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Old Dominion Monarchs Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Golden Eagles were listed as -4.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Monarchs rated this week at No. 182 and the Golden Eagles sitting at No. 14.

Last time out for Southern Miss, they were an 80-71 winner as they battled Louisiana Tech at home. They covered in the match as a 3-point favorite. The Golden Eagles got 20 points from Daveon Boardingham as Southern Miss ran past Louisiana Tech 80-71 on Sunday at Reed Green Coliseum.

Old Dominion was a 65-60 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Florida Atlantic. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Old Dominion earned a 65-60 victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday, getting 15 points from Keenan Palmore at FAU Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Old Dominion's No. 237-ranked scoring average of 65.5 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense rated No. 27 and allowing 63.37 PPG. The Monarchs FG% has averaged 43.55% to date this season, less than the Golden Eagles shooters have managed so far (46.73% per game).

A few Golden Eagles at Monarchs trends to consider:
Southern Miss is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Southern Miss is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 6 games
Southern Miss is 5-10-1 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Old Dominion is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Old Dominion is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Old Dominion is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Southern Miss at East Carolina, Saturday, January 25th
Old Dominion at Tulane, Saturday, January 25th