Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Rice Owls: 1/15/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 15, 2021

The Old Dominion Monarchs (6-3) will attempt to build on a three-game win streak when they visit the Rice Owls (9-3) on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Tudor Fieldhouse as only 2-point favorites. The matchup airs at 3:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The point total for the matchup is 146.

Betting Information

Old Dominion vs Rice Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Old Dominion -2 -112 -109 146 -109 -112 -136 110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Old Dominion vs Rice
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Rice (+2) Over (146) Rice 75 Old Dominion 72

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Total Facts

  • In four of nine games (44.4%) this year, the Monarchs and their opponents have totaled at least this matchup’s over/under of 146 points.
  • In eight of 12 opportunities (66.7%) this season, Rice and its opponents have combined to score at least 146 points.
  • The Monarchs and the Owls combine to average 5.5 more points per game than the total of 146 set for this matchup.
  • The Monarchs and the Owls have seen their opponents average a combined 2.3 less points per game than the point total of 146 set for this game.
  • The Monarchs average point total in matchups this season is 140.4, 5.6 points less than the total in this game.
  • Owls games this season have averaged a total of 154.8 points, 8.8 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 69.6 points the Monarchs average per game are only 3.2 fewer points than the Owls give up (72.8).
  • When Old Dominion scores more than 72.8 points, it is 0-0 against the spread and 2-0 overall.
  • Rice is 3-3 overall and 1-3 against the spread in games when it allows more than 69.6 points.
  • The Owls score 11 more points per game (81.9) than the Monarchs allow their opponents to score (70.9).
  • Rice is 8-1 overall and 5-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 70.9 points.
  • Old Dominion has a 0-2 record overall and an ATS record of 0-2 in games when its opponents score more than 81.9 points.
  • The Monarchs have a -12-point scoring differential on the season (-1.3 per game). The Owls have out-scored opponents by 109 points on the season (9.1 more per game).

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Old Dominion Betting Information

  • Old Dominion has covered in just two of eight matchups this season.
  • The Monarchs have struggled to cover, going just 1-3 ATS when favored by at least 2 points.
  • The Monarchs have combined with their opponents to go above the total in 50% of their games this season (4 of 8 contests).

Rice Betting Information

  • The Owls have a winning record against the spread, going 6-3 ATS (covering 66.7% of the time).
  • When they are at least 2-point underdogs, the Owls have fared well, going 3-1 against the spread.
  • Rice has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 33.3% of matchups this year (3 out of 9 chances).

Head to Head

Old Dominion vs Rice (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/13/2020 Rice -1 141 -116 -106 Regular Season 73-70 OLD
2/2/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 80-76 OLD

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Old Dominion Leaders

  • Malik Curry leads the Monarchs in points and assists per game, scoring 15.9 points and distributing 4.4 assists.
  • Kalu Ezikpe leads the Monarchs in rebounding, pulling down 6.8 boards per game while also scoring 10.5 points a contest.
  • A.J. Oliver II connects on more threes per game than any other member of the Monarchs, knocking down shots from deep at a rate of 2.0 per game.
  • Curry is Old Dominion’s leader in steals, averaging 1.6 steals per game, while Ezikpe leads them in blocks with 1.4 per contest.

Rice Leaders

  • Max Fiedler has tallied 9.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game, putting him atop the Owls leaderboards in those stat categories.
  • Rice’s Quincy Olivari averages 16.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game, making him the top scorer on the squad.
  • Travis Evee provides the bulk of the Owls’ three-point shooting production. He makes 3.3 threes per game to pace the team.
  • Evee (1.4 steals per game) and Fiedler (0.8 blocks per game) pace the Owls in steals and blocks, respectively.
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