Planning on watching today's Chippewas and Monarchs game? Catch the action at Chartway Arena in Norfolk, VA, as the Monarchs hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 139.5 points, and Old Dominion is favored by -4 vs. Central Michigan.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS VS OLD DOMINION MONARCHS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Old Dominion Monarchs -4

This game will be played at Chartway Arena at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE OLD DOMINION MONARCHS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-68 in favor of the Monarchs.
  • Not only will Old Dominion pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will Central Michigan Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?

Central Michigan heads on the road to take on Old Dominion as a 4-point underdog. The Chippewas have gone 5-8 on the road this season, and they are coming off a 68-47 loss to Akron.

Over the last ten games, Central Michigan has gone 4-6 on the road, and for the season, they have an average scoring differential of -12.5 points per game on the road.

As the underdog, Central Michigan has gone 6-8 against the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Chippewas have an ATS mark of 6-4. On the road this year, they have an ATS record of 5-8 and they are 4-6 vs. the spread in their last 10 road games. In their last 3 road games, Central Michigan has gone 2-1 ATS.

Central Michigan's over/under record this season is 7-13-1 and today's line of 139.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (141.9). So far, 14 of their games have finished with less points than today's line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 3-7.

Compared to their season average of 67.1 points per game, Central Michigan struggled in their previous game. Against Akron, the Chippewas scored 47 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 30.8%. The team's scoring leader is Anthony Pritchard, who holds an average of 14.1 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Brian Taylor is averaging 12 points per game this season.

On defense, Central Michigan is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 71.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Central Michigan's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 28.8% this season.

Pressure Builds for Old Dominion as Home Favorites

Old Dominion comes into this game as the favorite, something they have been in nine times this season. So far, they are 3-6 as the favorite. At home, the Monarchs have a record of 4-7, including a three-game losing streak.

Overall, Old Dominion is 6-18 this season, and they have lost two straight games. In their last game, they lost to Southern Miss by a score of 78-73. For the year, they are 2-11 in Sun Belt Conference games and 4-7 in non-conference matchups.

Old Dominion has not been a good bet this season, going just 6-16-1 against the spread. Their ATS record at home is also just 3-8. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Monarchs are just 2-8 vs. the spread.

The over/under record for Old Dominion games this season is 12-9-2, and today's line of 139.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (146.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points, which matches the average scoring total in their games this season (150). So far, 19 of their games have finished with more points than today's OU line.

In their previous game, the Monarchs' offense finished with 73 points, which is right in line with their current average of 71.8 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Monarchs have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, ranking 313rd nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 319th in terms of percentage and 252nd in three-pointers made.

The Monarchs' defense is presently ranked 283rd nationally, allowing an average of 77.3 points per contest. The Old Dominion defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 78 points and allowed Southern Miss to connect on 9 threes.