September 5, 2015
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The Old Dominion Monarchs face the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday at Rynearson Stadium. Old Dominion finished with a 6-6 record last year while Eastern Michigan ended up at 2-10. The opening line for this game has Old Dominion as 6 point favorites and the over/under was set at 68. The Monarchs had a 4-8 ATS record last season, which meant they covered the spread 33% of the time. Their over/under record finished at 6-5. The Eagles covered the spread 42% of the time, finishing the campaign with an ATS record of 5-7. Their over/under record was 6-5.
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Old Dominion averaged 31.9 points per contest last season on the offensive side of the ball. They completed 23.7 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 62.4 percent completion percentage and averaged 293.5 yards and 2.5 touchdowns per game in the passing department. The Monarchs carried the ball for an average of 145.9 yards per game on 29.9 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry. This led to 1.7 rushing touchdowns per contest. They also ran 67.9 plays per game last season and averaged 6.5 yards per play for a total of 439.5 yards per game. The Monarchs averaged 22.2 first downs per contest and turned the ball over 1.6 times per game. They averaged 37.3 penalty yards per game via 3.6 penalties.
Old Dominion gave up 38.9 points per contest and 213.5 passing yards per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allowed 17.9 completed passes on 26.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.4.The Monarchs gave up 241.9 rushing yards on 47.8 carries for a 5.1 average. They allowed 2.6 rushing touchdowns as well.Old Dominion gave up 455.5 total yards per game last year including 6.2 per play. They forced 1.4 turnovers and 5.3 penalties for 48.2 yards as a unit.
Eastern Michigan averaged 15.2 points per contest last season on the offensive side of the ball. They completed 13.9 passes per game on 26.7 attempts for a 52.2 percent completion percentage and averaged 151.8 yards and 1.1 touchdowns per game in the passing department. The Eagles carried the ball for an average of 137.8 yards per game on 38.3 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. This led to 0.8 rushing touchdowns per contest. They also ran 64.9 plays per game last season and averaged 4.5 yards per play for a total of 289.6 yards per game. The Eagles averaged 15.8 first downs per contest and turned the ball over 2.5 times per game. They averaged 49.8 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties.
Eastern Michigan gave up 40.9 points per contest and 273.5 passing yards per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allowed 20.6 completed passes on 31.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.The Eagles gave up 225.3 rushing yards on 42.8 carries for a 5.3 average. They allowed 2.8 rushing touchdowns as well.Eastern Michigan gave up 498.8 total yards per game last year including 6.7 per play. They forced 1 turnovers and 6.6 penalties for 57.9 yards as a unit.
Old Dominion Betting Trends
Old Dominion was 6-5 against the over/under last season
Old Dominion had an ATS record of 4-8 last season
Eastern Michigan Betting Trends
Eastern Michigan was 6-5 against the over/under last season
Eastern Michigan had an ATS record of 5-7 last season
Injuries to Watch
08/28/15 C Tyler Compton Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Eastern Michigan
08/27/15 WR Isaiah Harper Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Eastern Michigan
08/27/15 - Poncho Barnwell Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Eastern Michigan
08/27/15 LB Reece Schmidt Knee out indefinitely
08/24/15 TE Adam Swann Leg out for season
08/24/15 TE Melvin Vaughn Knee out for season
08/29/15 DL Pat O'Connor Shoulder out for season
08/26/15 DB Brandon Bossard Leg doubtful Saturday vs. Old Dominion
08/26/15 OL Darien Terrell Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Old Dominion
08/26/15 WR Dustin Creel Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Old Dominion
Tony's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan
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