The Monarchs and Red Wolves are set to face off at 3:00 ET on ESPN+. The Red Wolves will host the game at First National Bank Arena in Jonesboro, AR. The over/under for this Sun Belt conference contest is set at 151 points, with the Red Wolves being the favored team playing at home against the Monarchs.

OLD DOMINION MONARCHS VS ARKANSAS STATE RED WOLVES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Old Dominion Monarchs +10

This game will be played at First National Bank Arena at 3:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE OLD DOMINION MONARCHS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-72 in favor of the Red Wolves.
  • Even though we have Arkansas State winning straight-up, we like Old Dominion at +10.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can the Monarchs Grab a Win on the Road?

Coming into today's game, Old Dominion is 4-10 on the season and have lost three straight games. So far, they have gone 0-6 on the road and are 1-7 as the underdog.

In their last game, the Monarchs faced off against Troy and lost by a score of 86-73. Over their last 10 road games, Old Dominion is just 3-7.

Old Dominion's ATS record this season is just 3-10, and they have gone 1-4 vs. the spread in their 5 games as the favored team. On the road, their ATS mark is 1-5, and over their last 3 games away from home, they are 0-3 vs. the spread.

Old Dominion's over/under record this season is 7-5-1, and today's line of 151 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (142.7). So far, 12 of their games have had a lower over/under line than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2, and the average scoring total in those games is 143 points.

The Old Dominion offense is coming off a game in which they scored 73 points vs. Troy. Overall their field goal percentage was 41% while connecting on 9 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Vasean Allette, who is averaging 15.8 heading into today's matchup. Additionally, Chaunce Jenkins also maintains a PPG average of 15 heading into game.

Coming into today's game, the Old Dominion defense is giving up an average of 77.0 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Old Dominion defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Troy knocked down 12 three-pointers on their way to 86 points.

Will the Red Wolves Come Through as Home Favorites?

Arkansas State comes into today's game as the favorite, favored by 10 points. So far this season, the Red Wolves have a record of 5-9 and are 3-1 at home.

In their last game, Arkansas State took on Georgia Southern and came away with a 109-83 victory. Over their last five games at home, the Red Wolves are 4-1.

Arkansas State has an overall ATS record of 8-5-1 this season and they are 3-1 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Red Wolves are 5-5 ATS. At home, they have gone 7-3 ATS in their last 10 contests.

Arkansas State's over/under record for the season is 5-9, and the average scoring total in their games is 157.1 points. Today's over/under line is 151, and there have been 10 games with a higher OU line than that. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 171 points.

In their latest game, Arkansas State's offense looked good, scoring 109 points against Georgia Southern. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 56.9% and made 20/26 free throws. Dyondre Dominguez is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 13.6. Meanwhile, Taryn Todd also brings a PPG average of 11.6 into the game.

Currently, the Red Wolves' defense holds the 275th rank in the nation, allowing 79.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Arkansas State's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.6% this season.