Florida Atlantic at Old Dominion College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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The Florida Atlantic Owls travel to Foreman Field at SouthernB. Ballard Stadium to take on the Old Dominion Monarchs on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Florida Atlantic as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 50.5. The Owls have an ATS record of 3-2-0 while their over/under record is 1-4-0. The Monarchs have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 1-3-0 against the spread.
Valuable Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 1-3-0 against the spread
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
09/24/17 QB De'Andre Johnson Blood Clot out indefinitely
09/17/17 WR Kalib Woods Left Team out for season
09/06/17 DT Ray Ellis Knee out for season
08/31/17 QB Chris Robison Eligibility out for season
08/23/17 OL Matthew Weiner Knee out for season
08/20/17 WR Jovon Durante Eligibility out for season
Key Old Dominion Monarchs Injuries
10/01/17 DB Kane Miskel Knee out for season
10/01/17 LB Lawrence Garner Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic
10/01/17 WR Marques Little Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic
10/01/17 TE Melvin Vaughn Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic
10/01/17 OL Chad Hendricks Knee is upgraded to "?" Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic
10/01/17 LB Derek Wilder Knee out for season
10/01/17 S Justice Davila Ankle out for season
09/23/17 DE Bunmi Rotimi Knee out indefinitely
09/23/17 DE Daniel Appouh Finger out indefinitely
09/17/17 RB Ray Lawry Hamstring out indefinitely
09/10/17 WR Jonathan Duhart Foot out for season
08/16/17 OL Devin Hannan Suspension out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 48th in Division 1 in points scored with 147. They have run 346 plays this season for 2,044 yards, which ranks them 83rd in the nation in total offense. The Owls average 5.9 yards per play, which is 55th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 109 1st downs this year, placing them 31st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Florida Atlantic has run for 1,099 yards as a team, which ranks 19th in the country. They've run 204 times, averaging 5.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 32 times for 266 yards so far this season, which has them 43rd in the nation in penalties. Daniel Parr has thrown for 588 yards this season. He has completed 43 passes on 75 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 135.5. He averages 7.8 yards per pass attempt and 7.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Florida Atlantic is 77th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 127. They have surrendered a total of 2,124 yards on D, which is 105th in Division 1. The Owls are ranked 83rd in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 79 passes on 141 attempts against the Florida Atlantic Owls defense this season, placing them 50th and 52nd in the country. The Florida Atlantic pass defense has also given up a total of 1,012 yards through the air, which is 67th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 233 attempts for 1,112 yards this year, putting them in 116th place in D-1 against the run. The Owls have committed 27 penalties for 229 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 58th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Florida Atlantic is ranked 60th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 65 punt return yards and average 9.3 yards per return, which is 43rd in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 122 yards on special teams, ranking 120th in kick return yardage. The Owls average 12 yards per kick return and they are 60th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,231. The Florida Atlantic Owls have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 5, which is 61st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Florida Atlantic Owls kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 18 for 18 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,078 yards on 26 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 64th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Monarchs have run for 461 yards as a team, which ranks 116th in the nation. They've run 136 times, averaging 3.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Monarchs have been penalized on offense 16 times for 135 yards so far this year, which has them 125th in the country in penalties. They are 122nd in Division 1 in points scored with 71. They have run 249 plays this year for 1,116 yards, which ranks them 119th in the nation in total offense. The Old Dominion Monarchs average 4.5 yards per play, which is 120th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 55 1st downs this season, ranking them 127th overall as an offensive unit. Blake LaRussa has completed 28 throws while attempting 48 passes for a completion percentage of 58.3%. He has passed for 358 yards this year. He averages 5.5 adjusted yards per throw and 7.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 122.2.
The Old Dominion Monarchs rush defense has given up 184 attempts for 717 yards this season, putting them in 74th place in the country against the run. They have had 21 penalties for 240 yards on defense this year. That places them 63rd in Division 1. Old Dominion is 65th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 115. They have given up a total of 1,700 yards on D, which is 61st in the nation. The Monarchs are 72nd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 72 throws on 126 attempts against the Old Dominion defense this season, ranking them 34th and 36th in the country. The Old Dominion Monarchs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 983 yards in the air, which is 60th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Old Dominion Monarchs have tried 4 field goals this year and made 3, which is 92nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Old Dominion kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,285 yards on 30 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 45th in the NCAA in punting average. Old Dominion is 11th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 117 punt return yards and average 9.8 yards per return, which is 39th in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 271 yards on special teams, which puts them 55th in kick return yardage. The Monarchs average 27 yards per kick return and they are 125th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,504.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Monarchs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Monarchs +3.5
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