Old Dominion at MTSU College Football Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium
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The Old Dominion Monarchs travel to Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium to take on the MTSU Blue Raiders on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has MTSU as 13.5 point favorites. The Monarchs have an ATS record of 4-6-0 while their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Blue Raiders have an over/under record of 1-8-1 and they are 4-6-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 4-6-0 against the spread
Important MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 1-8-1 against the over/under
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 4-6-0 against the spread
Key Old Dominion Monarchs Injuries
11/06/17 OL Chad Hendricks Knee is out for season
11/06/17 RB Jeremy Cox Shoulder is out for season
11/05/17 S Denzel Williams Suspension is out indefinitely
10/01/17 LB Derek Wilder Knee out for season
10/01/17 S Justice Davila Ankle out for season
10/01/17 DB Kane Miskel Knee out for season
09/10/17 WR Jonathan Duhart Foot out for season
08/16/17 OL Devin Hannan Suspension out indefinitely
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
11/01/17 QB John Urzua Concussion is out for season
11/01/17 WR Richie James Shoulder is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 108th in Division 1 in points scored with 238. They have run 750 plays this season for 3,683 yards, which ranks them 105th in the nation in total offense. The Monarchs average 4.9 yards per play, which is 117th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 191 1st downs this year, placing them 111th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Old Dominion has run for 1,782 yards as a team, which ranks 68th in the country. They've run 428 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Monarchs have been penalized on offense 43 times for 375 yards so far this season, which has them 124th in the nation in penalties. Steven Williams has thrown for 1,445 yards this season. He has completed 137 passes on 250 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 102.5. He averages 5.8 yards per pass attempt and 4.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Old Dominion is 92nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 339. They have surrendered a total of 4,546 yards on D, which is 83rd in Division 1. The Monarchs are ranked 69th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 199 passes on 326 attempts against the Old Dominion Monarchs defense this season, placing them 71st and 50th in the country. The Old Dominion pass defense has also given up a total of 2,416 yards through the air, which is 70th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 479 attempts for 2,130 yards this year, putting them in 94th place in D-1 against the run. The Monarchs have committed 54 penalties for 553 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 57th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Old Dominion is ranked 11th in the nation in punt returns with 25. They've accumulated 210 punt return yards and average 8.4 yards per return, which is 49th in college football. They have returned 30 kicks for 783 yards on special teams, ranking 32nd in kick return yardage. The Monarchs average 26 yards per kick return and they are 105th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,676. The Old Dominion Monarchs have attempted 18 field goals this season and made 14, which is 45th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. Old Dominion Monarchs kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,464 yards on 61 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 94th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blue Raiders have run for 1,436 yards as a team, which ranks 102nd in the nation. They've run 348 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Blue Raiders have been penalized on offense 72 times for 688 yards so far this year, which has them 41st in the country in penalties. They are 99th in Division 1 in points scored with 256. They have run 756 plays this year for 4,201 yards, which ranks them 43rd in the nation in total offense. The MTSU Blue Raiders average 5.6 yards per play, which is 73rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 229 1st downs this season, ranking them 61st overall as an offensive unit. Kyle Banks has completed 6 throws while attempting 11 passes for a completion percentage of 54.5%. He has passed for 49 yards this year. He averages 4.5 adjusted yards per throw and 4.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 92.
The MTSU Blue Raiders rush defense has given up 430 attempts for 1,463 yards this season, putting them in 33rd place in the country against the run. They have had 62 penalties for 596 yards on defense this year. That places them 73rd in Division 1. MTSU is 55th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 281. They have given up a total of 3,887 yards on D, which is 38th in the nation. The Blue Raiders are 25th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 222 throws on 350 attempts against the MTSU defense this season, ranking them 102nd and 85th in the country. The MTSU Blue Raiders pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,424 yards in the air, which is 72nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The MTSU Blue Raiders have tried 17 field goals this year and made 13, which is 54th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 81%. MTSU kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 29 for 31 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,272 yards on 58 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 110th in the NCAA in punting average. MTSU is 44th in the country in punt returns with 18. They've totaled 130 punt return yards and average 7.2 yards per return, which is 66th in D-1. They have returned 21 kicks for 395 yards on special teams, which puts them 120th in kick return yardage. The Blue Raiders average 19 yards per kick return and they are 101st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,726.
Who will win tonight's Monarchs/Blue Raiders college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Monarchs +13.5
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