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Virginia Commonwealth Old Dominion Betting Preview

Old Dominion MonarchsVirginia Commonwealth Rams
4-4December 08, 2013, 01:30 | Siegel Center7-2

The Virginia Commonwealth Rams will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Old Dominion Monarchs at Siegel Center in NCAA basketball action.

This season, the Rams are 7-2 overall and 3-5 ATS, while the Monarchs are 4-4 and 3-2 ATS. As for the totals, Virginia Commonwealth boasts a 1-6 on the OU, and Old Dominion is 1-3.

View Old Dominion Monarchs vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Rams installed as -15.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game matches up the No. 14 (Rams) and the No. 208 (Monarchs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Old Dominion lost its last outing, a 76-69 result against North Carolina Central on December 3. The Monarchs got a 25-point effort from Dimitri Batten, who added 10 rebounds, but North Carolina Central still managed to defeat Old Dominion 76-69 Tuesday at Ted Constant Center.

Virginia Commonwealth won its last outing, a 71-68 result against Eastern Kentucky on December 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 15-point favorite. The Rams grabbed a 71-68 win over the Colonels on Thursday, behind a 15-point effort from Treveon Graham at Siegel Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Virginia Commonwealth's No. 86-ranked scoring average of 77.56 PPG, against a Monarchs defense rated No. 67 and allowing 66.5 PPG. The Rams FG% has averaged 44.28% to date this season, more than the Monarchs shooters have managed so far (42.22% per game).

Next up:
Old Dominion at Georgia State, Saturday, December 14th
Virginia Commonwealth at Northern Iowa, Saturday, December 14th