Old Dominion vs Purdue March Madness Odds / Live Stream / TV Channel, Date / Time & Prediction.

Old Dominion vs Purdue March Madness Odds / Live Stream / TV Channel, Date / Time & Prediction

It’s rare for 14 seeds to beat No. 3 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, but No. 14 Old Dominion already has a few impressive wins this season and they are more than capable of knocking off No. 3 Purdue in the South Region on Thursday as double-digit Marcha Madness odds underdogs.

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Why Bet on Old Dominion?

Don’t sleep on the Monarchs. Old Dominion went into the Carrier Dome and handed Syracuse a 68-62 loss back in December, less than a month after knocking off VCU. They squeaked through the C-USA tournament with a one-point win, a two-point win, and a six-point win. The title game victory ended ODU’s eight-year absence from the NCAA tournament.

Keep an eye out for B.J. Stith, the C-USA Player of the Year, who leads the team in scoring with 16.9 points per game. If you recognize the name, it’s because he’s the son of Virginia legend Bryant Stith. Ahmad Caver has also been phenomenal with 16.5 points per game, although he’s a volume shooter (38 percent from the field, 30 percent from three). The Monarchs point guard and All-C-USA first-team selection goes end-to-end in a flash, boasts the quickest hands on the team and has developed a flair for knocking down the big shot over the years.

Old Dominion dictates the tempo and forces opponents to play at its pace. The Monarchs are one of the 40 slowest and most deliberate teams in the country on offense. They aren’t a great shooting team but make up for it by neutralizing opponents at the other end of the floor.

Conference USA teams have pulled some upsets in the Big Dance in recent years. In 2015, UAB shocked fourth-seeded Iowa State. Middle Tennessee then upset higher seeds in the next two NCAA tournaments – No. 2 Michigan State in 2016 and No. 5 Minnesota in 2017. Then last year, Marshall stunned No. 4 Wichita State.

Purdue leads the all-time series with Old Dominion by a 2-0 advantage, last defeating the Monarchs 61-39 in the 2015 Hall of Fame Tipoff Classic.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Total Score: 66.24
  • Field Goal Percentage: 41.12
  • Three-Point Percentage: 35.29
  • Free Throw Percentage: 65.98
  • Total Rebounds: 38.94

Defense

  • Total Score: 60.79
  • Field Goal Percentage: 39.06
  • Three-Point Percentage: 32.52
  • Free Throw Percentage: 66.67
  • Total Rebounds: 34.00

Why Bet on Purdue?

After losing four seniors who averaged a combined 51 points, Purdue was picked in the middle of the Big Ten. The Boilermakers began the season with a 6-5 record but then coasted to a share of the Big Ten title before being upset by Minnesota 75-73 in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament.

Purdue is led by Carsen Edwards, a 6-foot-1 junior guard who averaged 23 points and is on multiple All-American teams. Edwards tailed off toward the end of the season, including a 4-of-17 shooting performance against Minnesota. Matt Haarms became the first player to lead the Big Ten in field goal percentage and blocks since Ohio State’s Greg Oden in 2007. Grady Eifert leads the country in offensive rating (143.3). It’s the fourth-best rating in the KenPom era (since 2004).

Old Dominion vs Purdue should be an easy victory for the Boilermakers.

Purdue is making its fifth straight NCAA Tournament appearance, the 10th-longest active streak nationally. Purdue is a top-five seed for the fourth straight year, one of six teams nationally to accomplish that. Purdue’s 11 NCAA appearances in the last 13 years are the eighth most nationally.

Over the last six games, Purdue has held its opponents to 61.4 points per game, 38.0 percent shooting and 29.3 percent from 3-point range. Since Dec. 16, Purdue has lost to three teams while posting a 17-4 record in that span (Michigan State, Maryland, Minnesota twice).

Both these teams are defensive oriented and love to get physical. ODU is eighth in the nation, holding opponents to 61.2 points per game. Purdue is 51st and surrenders just 66.5 points per game.

Through all of its success the past three seasons — two Big Ten championships, two Sweet 16 trips, 80 total victories and a rising level of national respect — one piece remains missing. No Purdue team has pushed past the Sweet 16 since 2000, and none to the Final Four since 1980.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Total Score: 76.19
  • Field Goal Percentage: 44.64
  • Three-Point Percentage: 36.42
  • Free Throw Percentage: 73.23
  • Total Rebounds: 36.78

Defense

  • Total Score: 66.81
  • Field Goal Percentage: 42.09
  • Three-Point Percentage: 34.36
  • Free Throw Percentage: 73.29
  • Total Rebounds: 31.59

Old Dominion vs Purdue March Madness Betting Trends

  • Monarchs are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall
  • Monarchs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs Big Ten
  • Boilermakers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight
  • Boilermakers are 23-11 ATS in their last 34 non-conference games

Expert Final Score Prediction for Old Dominion vs Purdue

Old Dominion 57 – Purdue 71


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