Old Dominion vs. Florida International,
01/12/2019 19:00 EDT,
Score: 73 - 74
Total: -105/+150 Under
*3 Star Play Under* A major clash of styles here. FIU ranks first in the nation in tempo. Old Dominion ranks among the 20 slowest in the nation. Why do I like the under here?
Neither team is efficient at all on offense. Old Dominion ranks 240th in effective field goal percentage on the year, and FIU ranks 241st.
FIU gets out in transition all the time, but according to Synergy Sports, Old Dominion ranks among the top 5% of teams in the country at defending in transition. FIU isn't likely to get some of the easy looks that they normally do in transition.
Old Dominion is coming off their worst defensive game of the year on Thursday, and I fully expect them to be much better prepared on defense here. Old Dominion has consistently been able to slow games down against Marshall and make them low scoring, so they have proven capable of forcing a very fast opponent to play their game.
Take the under.