Old Dominion Monarchs vs. UTEP Miners ATS Prediction 01/24/19

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The Old Dominion Monarchs (15-5, 5-2 CUSA) will be at the Don Haskins Center to go head-to-head against the UTEP Miners (6-11, 1-5 CUSA) in a CUSA matchup. The game begins at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Old Dominion Monarchs vs. UTEP Miners ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Miners lost a close one to the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, 75-72, while the Monarchs defeated the Charlotte 49ers, 76-70.

The Monarchs forced 15 turnovers and had a free throw rate of 0.617 (above their season average of 0.172). UTEP, on the other hand, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.559 (above their season average of 0.493). UTEP received a boost from Jordan Lathon, who put up 12 points and 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, B.J. Stith was a key piece for Old Dominion with 22 points and seven rebounds.

The Monarchs won the sole game between these two teams last year, 82-33. The Monarchs’ 7.9 turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Miners, who had a rate of 24.4. This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

UTEP might have a difficult time finding the bottom of the net as they face off against one of the nation’s best defenses. Old Dominion ranks 27th in defensive efficiency while the Miners rank 323rd in offensive efficiency.

Old Dominion Monarchs at UTEP Miners Free Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Old Dominion, ATS Winner – UTEP, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Old Dominion ranks fourth in steals allowed per game (4.3) while UTEP ranks 119th (6.6).
  • The Monarchs rank 141st in three pointers attempted per game (22.6) while the Miners rank 233rd (19.5).
  • UTEP ranks 45th in assists allowed per game (11.2) while Old Dominion ranks 46th (11.3).
  • The Monarchs average 39.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 40th in the NCAA. The Miners rank 151st in rebounds allowed per game (35.2).
  • Old Dominion ranks 37th in blocks per game (4.5) while UTEP ranks 135th (2.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Miners’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 5.2, up from 2.6 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Monarchs have scored an average of 73.2 points per game (5.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 69.4 points per game (8.5 above their season average).