With a pair of NCAA Tournament berths, and an NIT Final Four run, the Monarchs are a team to be reckoned with in basketball odds.
College basketball odds experts see that head coach Blaine Taylor has done a great job at Old Dominion. College basketball odds experts know that Old Dominion did lose some talent to graduation but some good players return.
Senior point guard Brandon Johnson averaged 8.3 ppg and earned a spot on the CAA All-Defensive team after making 69 steals as fans of college basketball odds remember. Senior wing Brian Henderson tallied 9.4 ppg and hit a team-high 55 three pointers last season as college basketball odds experts know. Many basketball odds experts remember that sophomore center Gerald Lee (4.2 ppg /3.3 rpg) showed flashes of becoming a dominant inside player. College basketball odds experts see that junior forward Jonathan Adams (3.0 ppg) also returns. Those that bet basketball odds know that 7-3 senior center Sam Harris returns and is joined by redshirt freshmen Frank Hassell and Keyon Carter. Other returnees in the backcourt according to those that bet college basketball odds are senior Abdi Lidonde (4.6 ppg) and sophomore Marsharee Neely.
Many college basketball odds fans remember that Old Dominion lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last year. College basketball odds experts know that it will be more difficult this season with the team having to replace their point guard and three top scorers. "The team has questions to answer," Taylor said. "Scoring will fall into place during the course of the season. We will have depth at every position and will have to reinvent our commitment to defense, fundamentals and run our system with proper shot selection. To be successful we must be able to rebound as we lost our top two from a year ago."
College basketball odds experts believe that Old Dominion will need Brian Henderson, who averaged 9.4 points a game, and guard Brandon Johnson, who averaged 8.3 points a game to step up. Basketball odds experts also know that Gerald Lee and Jonathan Adams will have to pick up the scoring.
College basketball odds experts see that early in the year Old Dominion will face probable out of conference losses versus Georgetown and North Carolina. It will be an interesting season for those that follow Old Dominion college basketball odds.