North Carolina at Old Dominion College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Foreman Field at SouthernB. Ballard Stadium
Get todays College Football Odds & Lines on this game
The Old Dominion Monarchs host the North Carolina Tar Heels at Foreman Field at SouthernB. Ballard Stadium on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 7.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 58. The Monarchs have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread. The Tar Heels have an ATS record of 0-2-0 while their over/under record is 2-0-0.
Free $60 in Member College Football Picks No Obligation Click Here
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
09/10/17 QB Chazz Surratt Ankle left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Old Dominion
09/10/17 RB Stanton Truitt Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Old Dominion
09/01/17 RB Antwuan Branch Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/30/17 OL Jared Cohen Left Team out for season
08/30/17 C Tommy Hatton Left Team out for season
08/26/17 WR Rontavius Groves Undisclosed out indefinitely
Key Old Dominion Monarchs Injuries
09/10/17 OL Chad Hendricks Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
09/10/17 WR Jonathan Duhart Foot out indefinitely
09/10/17 DB Kane Miskel Knee "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
09/10/17 TE Melvin Vaughn Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
09/10/17 RB Ray Lawry Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
09/10/17 DT Ryan Londree Ankle "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
09/02/17 LB Derek Wilder Suspension out for season
08/16/17 OL Devin Hannan Suspension out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The North Carolina Tar Heels have run for 236 yards as a team, which ranks 95th in college football. They've run 68 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Tar Heels have been penalized on offense 12 times for 100 yards so far this season, which has them 60th in the country in penalties. They are 63rd in the nation in points scored with 65. They have run 150 plays this season for 841 yards, which ranks them 27th in Division 1 in total offense. The Tar Heels average 5.6 yards per play, which is 78th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 48 1st downs this year, placing them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. Brandon Harris averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 5.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 24 passes on 39 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 119.2. He has thrown for 276 yards this season.
The Tar Heels rush defense has allowed 79 attempts for 418 yards this year, putting them in 103rd place in D-1 against the run. North Carolina has committed 15 penalties for 118 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 74th in college football. They are 118th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 82. They have surrendered a total of 1,174 yards on D, which is 121st in the country. The Tar Heels are ranked 124th in yards per play allowed with 7.5. Opposing offenses have completed 49 passes on 77 attempts against the North Carolina Tar Heels defense this season, placing them 108th and 101st in Division 1. The North Carolina pass defense has also given up a total of 756 yards through the air, which is 123rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
North Carolina Tar Heels kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this year. Their punters have totaled 380 yards on 8 punts, averaging 48 yards per punt. That places them 16th in Division 1 in punting average. North Carolina is ranked 113th in the nation in punt returns with 1. They've accumulated 17 punt return yards and average 17 yards per return, which is 14th in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 287 yards on special teams, ranking 7th in kick return yardage. The Tar Heels average 29 yards per kick return and they are 30th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,145.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Monarchs are 89th in the country in points scored with 48. They have run 134 plays this year for 651 yards, which ranks them 94th in Division 1 in total offense. The Old Dominion Monarchs average 4.9 yards per play, which is 100th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 34 1st downs this season, ranking them 97th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Old Dominion has run for 295 yards as a unit, which ranks 76th in college football. They've run 79 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. Old Dominion has been penalized on offense 8 times for 62 yards so far this year, which has them 105th in the country in penalties. Blake LaRussa has passed for 290 yards this year. He's completed 24 throws while attempting 42 passes for a completion percentage of 57.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 121.3. He averages 5.7 adjusted yards per throw and 6.9 yards per pass attempt.
Old Dominion is 27th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 24. They have given up a total of 607 yards on D, which is 49th in D-1. The Monarchs are 26th in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opponent offenses have completed 35 throws on 68 attempts against the Old Dominion defense this season, ranking them 65th and 79th in the nation. The Old Dominion Monarchs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 413 yards in the air, which is 66th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 77 attempts for 194 yards this season, putting them in 40th place in the country against the run. The Monarchs have had 10 penalties for 105 yards on defense this year. That places them 59th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Old Dominion is 4th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 79 punt return yards and average 9.9 yards per return, which is 45th in D-1. They have returned 3 kicks for 68 yards on special teams, which puts them 94th in kick return yardage. The Old Dominion Monarchs average 23 yards per kick return and they are 97th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 798. The Monarchs have tried 2 field goals this year and made 2, which is 66th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Old Dominion kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this season. Their punters have accumulated 556 yards on 12 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 22nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Tar Heels/Monarchs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tar Heels -7.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of this Weeks Free College Football Picks
Get all of this Weeks 100% profit guaranteed Expert College Football Picks