Western Kentucky at Old Dominion College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
Foreman Field at SouthernB. Ballard Stadium
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers travel to Foreman Field at SouthernB. Ballard Stadium to take on the Old Dominion Monarchs on Friday, October 20, 2017. The opening line for this game has Western Kentucky as 10 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 51.5. The Hilltoppers have an ATS record of 1-5-0 while their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Monarchs have an over/under record of 2-4-0 and they are 1-5-0 against the spread.
Valuable Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 1-5-0 against the spread
Important Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 1-5-0 against the spread
Key Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
10/03/17 DL Jalen Madden Knee out for season
08/05/17 DB De'Andre Simmons ACL out for season
Key Old Dominion Monarchs Injuries
10/15/17 LB Lawrence Garner Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Western Kentucky
10/15/17 WR Marques Little Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Western Kentucky
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 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 94th in Division 1 in points scored with 153. They have run 442 plays this season for 2,265 yards, which ranks them 28th in the nation in total offense. The Hilltoppers average 5.1 yards per play, which is 107th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 132 1st downs this year, placing them 66th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Western Kentucky has run for 504 yards as a team, which ranks 129th in the country. They've run 194 times, averaging 2.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hilltoppers have been penalized on offense 34 times for 289 yards so far this season, which has them 93rd in the nation in penalties. Mike White has thrown for 1,653 yards this season. He has completed 158 passes on 237 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 132.5. He averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 7 adjusted yards per throw.
Western Kentucky is 23rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 109. They have surrendered a total of 2,043 yards on D, which is 31st in Division 1. The Hilltoppers are ranked 47th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 104 passes on 189 attempts against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defense this season, placing them 41st and 49th in the country. The Western Kentucky pass defense has also given up a total of 1,185 yards through the air, which is 26th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 203 attempts for 858 yards this year, putting them in 45th place in D-1 against the run. The Hilltoppers have committed 34 penalties for 368 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 77th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Western Kentucky is ranked 50th in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 39 punt return yards and average 3.5 yards per return, which is 113th in college football. They have returned 16 kicks for 314 yards on special teams, ranking 81st in kick return yardage. The Hilltoppers average 20 yards per kick return and they are 100th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,618. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 4, which is 115th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 57%. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 17 for 17 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,110 yards on 28 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 97th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Monarchs have run for 790 yards as a team, which ranks 104th in the nation. They've run 208 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Monarchs have been penalized on offense 26 times for 219 yards so far this year, which has them 119th in the country in penalties. They are 121st in Division 1 in points scored with 102. They have run 387 plays this year for 1,724 yards, which ranks them 119th in the nation in total offense. The Old Dominion Monarchs average 4.5 yards per play, which is 126th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 88 1st downs this season, ranking them 125th overall as an offensive unit. Steven Williams has completed 47 throws while attempting 112 passes for a completion percentage of 42%. He has passed for 503 yards this year. He averages 2.8 adjusted yards per throw and 4.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 80.8.
The Old Dominion Monarchs rush defense has given up 293 attempts for 1,365 yards this season, putting them in 108th place in the country against the run. They have had 29 penalties for 330 yards on defense this year. That places them 64th in Division 1. Old Dominion is 100th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 208. They have given up a total of 2,621 yards on D, which is 83rd in the nation. The Monarchs are 70th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 97 throws on 171 attempts against the Old Dominion defense this season, ranking them 23rd and 21st in the country. The Old Dominion Monarchs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,256 yards in the air, which is 42nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Old Dominion Monarchs have tried 5 field goals this year and made 4, which is 109th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Old Dominion kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,815 yards on 43 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 64th in the NCAA in punting average. Old Dominion is 10th in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 154 punt return yards and average 9.6 yards per return, which is 39th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 333 yards on special teams, which puts them 72nd in kick return yardage. The Monarchs average 24 yards per kick return and they are 123rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,211.
Who will win tonight's Hilltoppers/Monarchs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Hilltoppers -10
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