Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Richmond Spiders Free Prediction 12/19/18

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The Old Dominion Monarchs (8-3) will travel to the Robins Center to challenge the Richmond Spiders (4-6). The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Richmond Spiders Betting Odds

In their last game, the Spiders fell to the Longwood Lancers, 63-58, while the Monarchs dismantled the Navy Midshipmen, 67-44.

Old Dominion played a perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 10.6 and a free throw rate of 0.304. Navy recorded marks of 18.0 and 0.196, respectively, for those same stats. Richmond, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (17.3 vs. 25.7). Richmond rallied around Jacob Gilyard, who put up 15 points, six steals and five assists. Ahmad Caver played a key role for Old Dominion with 24 points and five rebounds.

The Monarchs won the sole contest between these two teams last season, 79-60. Old Dominion’s 0.172 free throw rate was their largest advantage over Richmond, who had a rate of 0.083. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Both teams have had a couple of players step their game up over their last five games. B.J. Stith (0 points) and Caver (0 points) have been stellar for the Monarchs, while Grant Golden (0 points) and Nick Sherod (0 points) have contributed greatly to the Spiders.

Half-court execution will be at a premium when two of the nation’s slowest-paced teams face off. Richmond currently ranks 275th in possessions per game (68.1) and Old Dominion is 343rd (64.6).

Old Dominion Monarchs at Richmond Spiders Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Old Dominion, ATS Winner – Richmond, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Old Dominion ranks 37th in rebounds per game (39.9) while Richmond ranks 248th (29.7).
  • The Monarchs rank 50th in blocks per game (4.2) while the Spiders rank 137th (2.6).
  • The Spiders rank 19th in steals per game (8.7) while the Monarchs rank 156th (5.4).
  • Richmond ranks 50th in assists per game (15.4) while Old Dominion ranks 160th (12.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Monarchs’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 4.0, down from 8.7 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Spiders have scored an average of 71.2 points per game (1.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.8 points per game (0.7 below their season average).