Saturday, October 22, 2016
L.T. Smith Stadium
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The Old Dominion Monarchs take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at L.T. Smith Stadium. The opening line for this game has Western Kentucky as 13 point favorites. This season the Monarchs are 4-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-2-0. The Hilltoppers have an over/under record of 3-4-0 and they are 1-6-0 against the spread.
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David Washington finished with 248 yards through the air for Old Dominion last week. He completed 20 passes out of 35 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Monarchs were led in rushing by Jeremy Cox, who finished with 162 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Zach Pascal was the team leader in receiving with a total of 92 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Old Dominion got a total of 29 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 82 total plays for 522 yards for the game. The Monarchs ran for 274 yards on 47 attempts.
Mike White finished with 391 yards passing for Western Kentucky last week. He went 29 for 40, resulting in a 73% completion percentage. The Hilltoppers were led on the ground by Anthony Wales, who finished with 158 yards on 27 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Taywan Taylor led the team in receiving with 197 yards and 12 catches. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. Western Kentucky had 28 first downs total. 12 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 77 total plays for 521 yards for the contest. The Hilltoppers ran for 130 yards on 37 carries as a team.
Old Dominion scores 34 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 41st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.7 passes on 31.8 attempts for a 55.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 225.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 75th in college football. The Monarchs run for an average of 200.7 yards per game on 38.8 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 40th in the nation. They also run 70.7 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 426.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 53rd overall this season. The Monarchs average 21.8 first downs per game which ranks them 54th in the country. They accumulate 54.2 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, which ranks 69th in the nation.
Old Dominion allows 223.2 passing yards per game, ranking 62nd in D-1, and they allow 25.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 57th. They give up 18.5 completions on 32.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.3. The Monarchs allow 157.7 rushing yards per game on 41.7 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 65th in the country. Old Dominion allows 380.8 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 52nd in terms of yards per game. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.8 penalties for 52.2 yards per game, ranking them 54th among D-1 teams.
Western Kentucky averages 37.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 27th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 24.1 passes per game on 36.7 attempts for a 65.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 334.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 11th in Division 1. The Hilltoppers run for an average of 132.9 yards per game on 30 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 110th on the ground. They also run 66.7 plays per game and average 7 yards per play for a total of 467.3 yards per game, ranking them 33rd in the country on offense. The Hilltoppers get an average of 22.6 first downs per game, which ranks 42nd in the nation. They average 66.3 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, ranking them 28th in college football.
Western Kentucky allows an average of 311.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 126th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 29.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 82nd in the nation. They give up 24.7 completions on 40.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.6 per game. The Hilltoppers allow 112.6 rushing yards per contest on 36.7 carries for a 3.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 16th in the country. Western Kentucky allows 423.7 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 84th in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 7.4 penalties for 58 yards in each contest, ranking 80th in the nation.
Old Dominion Betting Trends
Old Dominion is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Old Dominion has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Western Kentucky Betting Trends
Western Kentucky is 3-4-0 against the over/under this season
Western Kentucky has an ATS record of 1-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/12/16 PK Chris Kirtley Hip out for season
09/07/16 DT Brandon Tyson Achilles out indefinitely
10/01/16 RB D'Andre Ferby Shoulder out for season
10/01/16 DB Marcus Ward Knee out for season
09/06/16 RB Leon Allen Knee out indefinitely
08/27/16 QB Nelson Fishback Pectoral out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Old Dominion
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