Rice at Old Dominion College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Foreman Field at SouthernB. Ballard Stadium
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The Rice Owls head to Foreman Field at SouthernB. Ballard Stadium to play the Old Dominion Monarchs on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Old Dominion as 7 point favorites. The Owls are 3-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-4-1. The Monarchs are 4-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-5-0.
Valuable Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 5-4-1 against the over/under
The Rice Owls are 3-7-0 against the spread
Important 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
Key Rice Owls Injuries
11/12/17 S Cole Thomas Hip is "?" Saturday vs. Old Dominion
11/12/17 OL Kenneth Thompson Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Old Dominion
11/12/17 WR Lance Wright Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs. Old Dominion
11/08/17 CB V.J. Banks Leg is out for season
10/25/17 DT Carl Thompson Hip is out for season
10/25/17 OL Cory Klingler Back is out indefinitely
09/27/17 DE Blain Padgett Shoulder out for season
09/13/17 WR Aston Walter Shoulder out for season
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Rice Owls are 125th in the country in points scored with 160. They have run 612 plays this year for 3,369 yards, which ranks them 116th in Division 1 in total offense. The Owls average 5.5 yards per play, which is 81st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 175 1st downs this season, ranking them 111th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Rice has run for 1,828 yards as a unit, which ranks 46th in college football. They've run 394 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 44 times for 390 yards so far this year, which has them 114th in the country in penalties. Miklo Smalls has passed for 426 yards this year. He's completed 29 throws while attempting 47 passes for a completion percentage of 61.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 132.1. He averages 6.6 adjusted yards per throw and 9.1 yards per pass attempt.
Rice is 121st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 375. They have given up a total of 4,367 yards on D, which is 103rd in D-1. The Owls are 122nd in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opponent offenses have completed 194 throws on 279 attempts against the Rice Owls defense this season, ranking them 85th and 28th in the nation. The Rice pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,416 yards in the air, which is 90th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 379 attempts for 1,951 yards this season, putting them in 100th place in the country against the run. The Owls have had 44 penalties for 366 yards on defense this year. That places them 7th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Rice is 106th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 89 punt return yards and average 8.9 yards per return, which is 42nd in D-1. They have returned 33 kicks for 570 yards on special teams, which puts them 69th in kick return yardage. The Owls average 17 yards per kick return and they are 114th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,028. The Rice Owls have tried 4 field goals this year and made 3, which is 127th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Rice Owls kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 19 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,134 yards on 49 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 28th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Monarchs have run for 1,610 yards as a team, which ranks 66th in college football. They've run 389 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Old Dominion Monarchs have been penalized on offense 41 times for 355 yards so far this season, which has them 122nd in the country in penalties. They are 108th in the nation in points scored with 214. They have run 682 plays this season for 3,323 yards, which ranks them 105th in Division 1 in total offense. Old Dominion averages 4.9 yards per play, which is 117th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 170 1st downs this year, placing them 117th overall as an offensive unit. Steven Williams averages 5.7 yards per pass attempt and 4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 117 passes on 221 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 99.7. He has thrown for 1,257 yards this season.
The Old Dominion Monarchs rush defense has allowed 429 attempts for 1,889 yards this year, putting them in 92nd place in D-1 against the run. Old Dominion has committed 50 penalties for 523 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 63rd in college football. They are 99th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 318. They have surrendered a total of 4,215 yards on D, which is 91st in the country. The Monarchs are ranked 73rd in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 191 passes on 314 attempts against the Old Dominion defense this season, placing them 81st and 75th in Division 1. The Old Dominion Monarchs pass defense has also given up a total of 2,326 yards through the air, which is 79th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Old Dominion Monarchs have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 13, which is 44th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87%. Old Dominion kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,309 yards on 56 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 81st in Division 1 in punting average. Old Dominion is ranked 13th in the nation in punt returns with 23. They've accumulated 186 punt return yards and average 8.1 yards per return, which is 56th in college football. They have returned 30 kicks for 783 yards on special teams, ranking 17th in kick return yardage. The Old Dominion Monarchs average 26 yards per kick return and they are 102nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,292.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Monarchs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Monarchs -7
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