Old Dominion at Virginia Tech College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Lane Stadium/Worsham Field
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Lane Stadium/Worsham Field is the venue for the game between the Old Dominion Monarchs and the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 26.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 55. The Hokies are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-1. The Monarchs are 1-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-2-0.
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Valuable Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 1-2-0 against the spread
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 1-1-1 against the over/under
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key Old Dominion Monarchs Injuries
09/17/17 RB Ray Lawry Hamstring out indefinitely
09/17/17 S Rob Thompson Groin "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
09/17/17 DT Ryan Londree Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
09/17/17 DB Kane Miskel Knee "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
09/12/17 TE Melvin Vaughn Hamstring out indefinitely
09/12/17 OL Chad Hendricks Knee out indefinitely
09/10/17 WR Jonathan Duhart Foot out for season
09/02/17 LB Derek Wilder Suspension out for season
08/16/17 OL Devin Hannan Suspension out indefinitely
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
09/17/17 CB Adonis Alexander Disciplinary "?" Saturday vs. Old Dominion
09/13/17 WR Phil Patterson Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/13/17 LB Tavante Beckett Legal problems out indefinitely
08/30/17 RB D.J. Reid Left Team out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Old Dominion Monarchs have run for 397 yards as a unit, which ranks 86th in the nation. They've run 112 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Monarchs have been penalized on offense 10 times for 85 yards so far this year, which has them 119th in the country in penalties. They are 94th in Division 1 in points scored with 71. They have run 199 plays this year for 967 yards, which ranks them 87th in the nation in total offense. The Monarchs average 4.9 yards per play, which is 109th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 48 1st downs this season, ranking them 101st 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 Monarchs rush defense has given up 126 attempts for 448 yards this season, putting them in 81st place in the country against the run. They have had 19 penalties for 215 yards on defense this year. That places them 107th in Division 1. Old Dominion is 83rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 77. They have given up a total of 1,118 yards on D, which is 77th in the nation. The Monarchs are 54th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 51 throws on 94 attempts against the Old Dominion Monarchs defense this season, ranking them 55th and 68th in the country. The Old Dominion pass defense has also surrendered a total of 670 yards in the air, which is 69th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Old Dominion Monarchs have tried 4 field goals this year and made 3, which is 61st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Old Dominion Monarchs kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 870 yards on 20 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 45th in the NCAA in punting average. Old Dominion is 1st in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 117 punt return yards and average 9.8 yards per return, which is 43rd in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 271 yards on special teams, which puts them 17th in kick return yardage. The Monarchs average 27 yards per kick return and they are 77th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,355.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hokies are 20th in Division 1 in points scored with 122. They have run 224 plays this season for 1,447 yards, which ranks them 36th in the nation in total offense. The Virginia Tech Hokies average 6.5 yards per play, which is 33rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 70 1st downs this year, placing them 34th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Virginia Tech has run for 602 yards as a team, which ranks 38th in the country. They've run 135 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hokies have been penalized on offense 14 times for 113 yards so far this season, which has them 95th in the nation in penalties. Josh Jackson has thrown for 829 yards this season. He has completed 55 passes on 86 attempts for a completion percentage of 64%. His quarterback rating this year is 175.6. He averages 9.6 yards per pass attempt and 11.5 adjusted yards per throw.
Virginia Tech is 25th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 41. They have surrendered a total of 1,096 yards on D, which is 73rd in Division 1. The Hokies are ranked 60th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 50 passes on 101 attempts against the Virginia Tech defense this season, placing them 52nd and 81st in the country. The Virginia Tech Hokies pass defense has also given up a total of 728 yards through the air, which is 82nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 111 attempts for 368 yards this year, putting them in 55th place in D-1 against the run. The Hokies have committed 26 penalties for 205 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 103rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Virginia Tech is ranked 29th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 74 punt return yards and average 10.6 yards per return, which is 37th in college football. They have returned 5 kicks for 130 yards on special teams, ranking 83rd in kick return yardage. The Virginia Tech Hokies average 26 yards per kick return and they are 31st in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,651. The Hokies have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 6, which is 16th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Virginia Tech kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this year. Their punters have totaled 692 yards on 15 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 16th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Monarchs/Hokies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Monarchs +26.5
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