Written and authored by NCAA Basketball March Madness ATS Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams will play on Thursday March 5th, 2015. At 8:00 PM EST.
The (11-18) Marshall Thundering Herd of Conference USA makes the trip from the Mountain State to the Hampton Roads area. Marshall will play the (22-6) Old Dominion Monarchs also of C-USA in 2015 College Basketball action. The teams will play at Ted Constant Convocation Center on campus in Norfolk, Virginia. This Sports Handicapper believes the Marshall Thundering Herd will part way’s with head coach Dan D’Antonio brother of Mike. The Old Dominion basketball program has a rich history, and the 2015 team is talented. The opening betting line has Marshall as a fifteen-point road underdog Against The Point Spread, the betting odds total is not available for Thursday’s game.
The 2015 Marshall Thundering Herd is on a two-game win streak both straight up and Against The Spread. Marshall beat Florida Atlantic at home on Saturday February 28th. The Herd is 7-9 in Conference play and eighth place. Marshall averages nearly sixty-eight points per contest scoring the basketball. The Herd defense is thirteenth in Conference USA. Three players average double figures scoring the basketball for Marshall. Sophomore Ryan Taylor leads the team with 14.7 points per game. The Marshall Thunder Herd is 1-3their last four Free NCAA Basketball ATS Predictions on the road, going over the betting odds total once and staying under the betting odds total three times. The Marshall basketball program is way behind the Football team. The Herd coaching staff will probably not be around much longer if things don’t change in Huntington. Betting Experts in Las Vegas has Marshall at +300,000 to win the 2015 NCAA Tournament.
The 2015 Old Dominion Monarchs have won four in a row both straight up and Against The Number. ODU best North Texas in the Lone Star State by double digits in their last game. The irony is they lost to two Texas Teams on the road back on February 12th and fourteenth. “THE BIG BLUE BEAST” are 11-5 along with UTEP and Western Kentucky in the C-USA standings. Old Dominion has an outside chance of getting a NCAA Tournament bid, but they will be better suited winning the Conference Tournament. The Conference Tournament is set to start on March 11th at the Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Alabama. Old Dominion has covered the last Three to the Point Spread against Marshall, including an eighteen-point win in Huntington on January 8, 2015. The Old Dominion Monarch are 15-5 Against The Spread their last twenty at home. Old Dominion is 5-5 ATS their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under the betting odds total five. The key to an Old Dominion win is to play through leading scorer Trey Freeman on offense. ODU ranks number one in the Conference defensively, allowing the opposition 57.0. Bovada list Missouri State at +175,000 to win the 2015 NCAA Basketball March Madness title.
Free Picks: Old Dominion-15.