Old Dominion vs. Purdue Prediction
Will No. 3 Purdue be able to shoot their way to a lopsided win over No. 14 Old Dominion when the two meet up tonight at 9:50PM ET in the South Region?
759 Old Dominion vs. 760 Purdue
Thursday, March 21, 2019
9:50PM ET – XL Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Purdue is the clear favorite in this game, as the Boilermakers are getting odds of -13 points against Old Dominion. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 127 points. The public betting currently has 56 percent going on Old Dominion as the underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Monarchs struggling to cover
Old Dominion was the champion in Conference USA during the regular season and the postseason tournament. They have won eight of their last 10 coming in, but are just 1-6 against the spread in their last seven. The Monarchs are 26-8 on the season, 4-2 on a neutral floor, 15-19 against the spread and 20-13 with the under.
The Monarchs have been about defense this season, as they give up just 60.8 points per game while holding opponents to 39.1 percent shooting. Offensively, Old Dominion is pretty poor, scoring just 66.2 points per game while shooting 41.1 percent from the field. B.J. Stith is leading the team with 16.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game while Ahmad Caver is adding 16.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.6 assists per contest.
Boilers upset by Minnesota
Purdue won a share of the Big Ten regular-season title this season, but the Boilermakers lost their first Big Ten Tournament game to Minnesota, a team it lost two a week prior as well. Purdue is 23-9 on the season, 2-3 on a neutral floor, 17-14-1 against the spread and 17-15 with the over.
The Boilermakers are a pretty strong offensive team, averaging 76.2 points per game while shooting 44.6 percent from the floor. Defensively, Purdue is giving up 66.8 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 42.1 percent. Carsen Edwards is one of the top scorers in the nation, averaging 23.0 points per game while adding 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per contest. Ryan Cline is putting up 11.9 points per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Monarchs are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight on a neutral site and 1-4 ATS in their last five NCAA Tournament games.
Purdue is 23-11 against the spread in its last 34 non-conference games, but just 3-8 ATS in its last 11 on a neutral floor.
Purdue isn’t a team you love right now, but I think this will be a good matchup for them. While Old Dominion is very good defensively, Purdue isn’t too bad itself. I think the Boilermakers can really lock up a bad Monarchs offense. Edwards is really talented and should still be able to find his points and lead the Purdue offense to a respectable total. Unless he just shoots really poorly, I think Purdue should be able to ride him to a cover today.
College Basketball Prediction: Purdue -13