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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Old Dominion Monarchs Over Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Ted Constant Center Thursday as the Old Dominion Monarchs look to beat the odds vs the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Old Dominion Monarchs as -8-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Old Dominion Monarchs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Old Dominion Monarchs sport a record of 9-9 and 3-11 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have 10-8 and 6-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-6-1 for the Old Dominion Monarchs and 9-5 for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Old Dominion Monarchs rated this week at No. 168 and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers sitting at No. 222.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Old Dominion has the nation's No. 230-rated offensive output, at 66.5 PPG. The visiting Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defense ranks No. 220 allowing on average 77.44 PPG. The Monarchs FG% has averaged 43.23% so far, less than the Old Dominion Hilltoppers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.12% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hilltoppers got 16 points from Aaron Cosby as Western Kentucky ran past North Texas 81-76 on Saturday at The Super Pit.

The Monarchs wasted a 28-point performance from Trey Freeman in losing to Middle Tennessee 64-61 on Saturday at Ted Constant Center.

Betting Trends
  • Western Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Kentucky's last 5 games
  • Western Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 5 games on the road
  • Old Dominion is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Old Dominion is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Kentucky at Charlotte, Saturday, January 23rd
Old Dominion at Marshall, Saturday, January 23rd