(635) Western Kentucky vs. Old Dominion (636)
PICK: williamhill @ -1 ODU (-110)
DATE: March 16, 2019 - 8:30 PM
STAR RATING: 10.0
EXPERT: Ben Burns
EVALUATION: Win (1000) - Final Score WKU 56 at ODU 62
I'm playing on OLD DOMINION. One could make a case that the Hilltoppers have looked better in the tournament, thus far. They won both their games by double-digits. Meanwhile, the Monarchs won their two games by just three combined points. However, being involved in close games - and winning them - often serves teams well. I expect that to be the case here. ODU already won both regular season meetings, another pair of close victories. This is an ODU team which keeps grinding and finds a way to win. CUSA Player Of The Year BJ Stith had this to say: “We never give up. If there's time on the clock, we're still fighting." The Monarchs allow the fewest points in the conference. Expect their superior defense, "never say die" mentality and ability to win the close ones to prove the difference, as they punch their ticket to the Big Dance for the first time since 2011.