Saturday, October 29, 2016
Sun Bowl stadium
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The Old Dominion Monarchs take on the UTEP Miners on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Sun Bowl stadium. The opening line for this game has Old Dominion as 5.5 point favorites. This season the Monarchs are 4-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-2-0. The Miners have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 3-4-0 against the spread.
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David Washington finished with 236 yards through the air for Old Dominion last week. He completed 17 passes out of 28 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Monarchs were led in rushing by Jeremy Cox, who finished with 33 yards on 8 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Zach Pascal was the team leader in receiving with a total of 93 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. As a team in that game Old Dominion got a total of 13 first downs. Of those first downs, 2 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 57 total plays for 330 yards for the game. The Monarchs ran for 67 yards on 23 attempts.
Ryan Metz finished with 211 yards passing for UTEP last week. He went 15 for 23, resulting in a 65% completion percentage. The Miners were led on the ground by Aaron Jones, who finished with 113 yards on 21 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Hayden Plinke led the team in receiving with 84 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. UTEP had 19 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 62 total plays for 444 yards for the contest. The Miners ran for 159 yards on 38 carries as a team.
Old Dominion scores 32.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 47th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.9 passes on 32.1 attempts for a 55.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 231.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 65th in college football. The Monarchs run for an average of 181.6 yards per game on 36.6 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry. That ranks them 58th in the nation. They also run 68.7 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 412.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 67th overall this season. The Monarchs average 20.6 first downs per game which ranks them 76th in the country. They accumulate 55.1 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, which ranks 68th in the nation.
Old Dominion allows 245.3 passing yards per game, ranking 87th in D-1, and they allow 30.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 83rd. They give up 19.9 completions on 32.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60.4. The Monarchs allow 170.3 rushing yards per game on 40.7 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 71st in the country. Old Dominion allows 415.6 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 74th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 56.3 yards per game, ranking them 74th among D-1 teams.
UTEP averages 20.9 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 118th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16.1 passes per game on 28.3 attempts for a 57.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 192.9 yards through the air per game, ranking them 99th in Division 1. The Miners run for an average of 156 yards per game on 32.9 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 86th on the ground. They also run 61.1 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 348.9 yards per game, ranking them 112th in the country on offense. The Miners get an average of 16.4 first downs per game, which ranks 123rd in the nation. They average 58 penalty yards per game via 7.1 penalties, ranking them 56th in college football.
UTEP allows an average of 211.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 46th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 39.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 121st in the nation. They give up 17.7 completions on 28.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 62 per game. The Miners allow 238.3 rushing yards per contest on 43.7 carries for a 5.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 118th in the country. UTEP allows 449.7 total yards per game for an average of 6.2 yards per play, which ranks 105th in D-1. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and 5.4 penalties for 47 yards in each contest, ranking 32nd in the nation.
Old Dominion Betting Trends
Old Dominion is 5-2-0 against the over/under this season
Old Dominion has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
UTEP Betting Trends
UTEP is 4-3-0 against the over/under this season
UTEP has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/24/16 DE Daniel Appouh Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
09/12/16 PK Chris Kirtley Hip out for season
09/07/16 DT Brandon Tyson Achilles out indefinitely
08/29/16 RB Treyvon Hughes Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take UTEP
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