Authored by NCAA Basketball Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Saturday November 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm EST.
The (4-1) and 14th ranked Virginia Commonwealth Rams of the Atlantic-Ten Conference will make take the trip from their campus in Richmond the the Hampton Roads area in Eastern Virginia to take on the (4-1) Old Dominion Monarchs of Conference-USA in 2014 College Basketball action. They will play at the new Ted Constant Convocation Center on the ODU campus in Norfolk, Virginia. This Sports Handicapper believe the Virginia Commonwealth Rams could be a dark-horse team in the NCAA March Madness Tournament this year. The Old Dominion Monarchs are going to be a solid C-USA team. The Opening betting line has Old Dominion as a three-point home underdog Against The Spread, and the total has not yet been posted for Saturday’s game.
2014-15 VCU Rams were picked to win the very competitive Atlantic-Ten Conference, the Rams only loss came in a 24-point loss on a neutral court at the hands of the Villanova Wildcats. The under is 21-8 the Rams last 29 vs. NonConference opponents, but the over is 18-6 the last 24 meetings between the teams. VCU is 2-2 Against The Spread, going over the total twice and staying under twice their four 2014 NCAA Basketball Point Spread Betting Predictions this season. Virginia Commonwealth and head coach Shaka Smart are looking to improve on their 26-9 overall record from last season, VCU signed five freshman recruits to help the team get past the first round of the NCAA tournament. VCU is led by guard/forward Treveon Graham, who is on the verge of becoming the schools all-time leading scorer.
The 2014-15 Old Dominion Monarchs and head coach Jeff Jones finished with a 18-18 record last season and that was a huge jump from the five games ODU won in the 2012-13 campaign. Old Dominion is picked to finish third in C-USA behind Louisiana Tech and UTEP. Old Dominion returns seven of their top eight players from last season’s roster. The Monarchs are 7-1 ATS their last eight dating back to last season and 10-1 Against The Number at home. ODU is also 4-1 Against The Spread this season, staying under in all. The key to the Old Dominion win is to play at their pace and take advantage of the home crowd for this rivalry game.
Free Pick: Old Dominion+3′.