Old Dominion at UMass College Football Picks & Predictions 9/9/2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium
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The UMass Minutemen host the Old Dominion Monarchs at Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Old Dominion as 6 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 61.5. The Minutemen have an over/under record of 2-0-0 and they are 0-2-0 against the spread. The Monarchs have an ATS record of 0-1-0 while their over/under record is 0-1-0.
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Valuable Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The UMass Minutemen are 0-2-0 against the spread
Key Old Dominion Monarchs Injuries
09/03/17 DB Kane Miskel Knee "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
09/03/17 TE Melvin Vaughn Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
09/03/17 DT Ryan Londree Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
09/02/17 LB Derek Wilder Suspension out for season
08/16/17 OL Devin Hannan Suspension out indefinitely
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
09/04/17 TE Adam Breneman Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Old Dominion
09/04/17 DL Sha-Ki Holines Undisclosed missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. Old Dominion
09/03/17 DL Da'Sean Downey Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Old Dominion
08/21/17 LB Shane Huber Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Old Dominion Monarchs have run for 98 yards as a team, which ranks 92nd in college football. They've run 31 times, averaging 3.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Monarchs have been penalized on offense 3 times for 30 yards so far this season, which has them 115th in the country in penalties. They are 66th in the nation in points scored with 31. They have run 57 plays this season for 285 yards, which ranks them 89th in Division 1 in total offense. The Monarchs average 5 yards per play, which is 83rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 15 1st downs this year, placing them 104th overall as an offensive unit. Blake LaRussa averages 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 4.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 14 passes on 20 attempts for a completion percentage of 70%. His quarterback rating this year is 134.1. He has thrown for 161 yards this season.
The Monarchs rush defense has allowed 41 attempts for 115 yards this year, putting them in 60th place in D-1 against the run. Old Dominion has committed 7 penalties for 65 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 81st in college football. They are 51st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 17. They have surrendered a total of 275 yards on D, which is 43rd in the country. The Monarchs are ranked 29th in yards per play allowed with 3.8. Opposing offenses have completed 13 passes on 31 attempts against the Old Dominion Monarchs defense this season, placing them 35th and 57th in Division 1. The Old Dominion pass defense has also given up a total of 160 yards through the air, which is 41st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Old Dominion Monarchs kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this year. Their punters have totaled 254 yards on 5 punts, averaging 51 yards per punt. That places them 8th in Division 1 in punting average. Old Dominion is ranked 6th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 35 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 49th in college football. They have returned 2 kicks for 44 yards on special teams, ranking 77th in kick return yardage. The Monarchs average 22 yards per kick return and they are 103rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 364.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minutemen are 8th in the country in points scored with 63. They have run 146 plays this year for 854 yards, which ranks them 1st in Division 1 in total offense. The UMass Minutemen average 5.8 yards per play, which is 62nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 43 1st downs this season, ranking them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UMass has run for 194 yards as a unit, which ranks 55th in college football. They've run 67 times, averaging 2.9 yards per rush as a unit. UMass has been penalized on offense 12 times for 119 yards so far this year, which has them 9th in the country in penalties. Andrew Ford has passed for 591 yards this year. He's completed 46 throws while attempting 71 passes for a completion percentage of 64.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 145.8. He averages 8.5 adjusted yards per throw and 8.3 yards per pass attempt.
UMass is 127th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 76. They have given up a total of 904 yards on D, which is 127th in D-1. The Minutemen are 109th in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opponent offenses have completed 35 throws on 56 attempts against the UMass defense this season, ranking them 119th and 117th in the nation. The UMass Minutemen pass defense has also surrendered a total of 471 yards in the air, which is 123rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 82 attempts for 433 yards this season, putting them in 126th place in the country against the run. The Minutemen have had 15 penalties for 156 yards on defense this year. That places them 125th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UMass is 17th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 8 punt return yards and average 2 yards per return, which is 79th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 288 yards on special teams, which puts them 1st in kick return yardage. The UMass Minutemen average 21 yards per kick return and they are 2nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,150. UMass kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 9 for 9 this season. Their punters have accumulated 442 yards on 11 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 79th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Monarchs/Minutemen college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Monarchs -6
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