MTSU at Old Dominion College Football Picks and Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
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The MTSU Blue Raiders head to Foreman Field to play the Old Dominion Monarchs on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has MTSU as 6.5 point favorites. The Blue Raiders are 3-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-5-0. The Monarchs are 3-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 7-1-0.
Valuable MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 3-4-0 against the spread
Important Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 7-1-0 against the over/under
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 3-5-0 against the spread
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Old Dominion Monarchs Injuries
10/21/18 RB Jeremy Cox Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Middle Tenn St
10/21/18 LB Lawrence Garner Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Middle Tenn St
10/16/18 OL Chad Hendricks Knee is out for season
10/09/18 DT Miles Fox Toe is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 97th in the country in points scored with 176. They have run 474 plays this year for 2,346 yards, which ranks them 84th in Division 1 in total offense. The Blue Raiders average 4.9 yards per play, which is 117th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 132 1st downs this season, ranking them 100th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground MTSU has run for 813 yards as a unit, which ranks 117th in college football. They've run 249 times, averaging 3.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Blue Raiders have been penalized on offense 36 times for 371 yards so far this year, which has them 106th in the country in penalties. Brent Stockstill has passed for 1,427 yards this year. He's completed 138 throws while attempting 204 passes for a completion percentage of 67.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 143.5. He averages 7.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7 yards per pass attempt.
MTSU is 80th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 206. They have given up a total of 2,839 yards on D, which is 76th in D-1. The Blue Raiders are 57th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 143 throws on 232 attempts against the MTSU Blue Raiders defense this season, ranking them 86th and 79th in the nation. The MTSU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,598 yards in the air, which is 62nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 292 attempts for 1,241 yards this season, putting them in 85th place in the country against the run. The Blue Raiders have had 43 penalties for 334 yards on defense this year. That places them 36th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
MTSU is 114th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 103 punt return yards and average 17.2 yards per return, which is 12th in D-1. They have returned 3 kicks for 72 yards on special teams, which puts them 127th in kick return yardage. The Blue Raiders average 24 yards per kick return and they are 125th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,521. The MTSU Blue Raiders have tried 6 field goals this year and made 3, which is 124th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. MTSU Blue Raiders kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 21 for 23 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,627 yards on 38 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 41st in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Monarchs have run for 908 yards as a team, which ranks 109th in college football. They've run 272 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Old Dominion Monarchs have been penalized on offense 40 times for 388 yards so far this season, which has them 86th in the country in penalties. They are 46th in the nation in points scored with 229. They have run 595 plays this season for 3,356 yards, which ranks them 9th in Division 1 in total offense. Old Dominion averages 5.6 yards per play, which is 76th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 187 1st downs this year, placing them 15th overall as an offensive unit. Blake LaRussa averages 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 8.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 154 passes on 241 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 144.7. He has thrown for 1,941 yards this season.
The Old Dominion Monarchs rush defense has allowed 352 attempts for 1,887 yards this year, putting them in 124th place in D-1 against the run. Old Dominion has committed 55 penalties for 564 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 115th in college football. They are 123rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 308. They have surrendered a total of 4,115 yards on D, which is 127th in the country. The Monarchs are ranked 115th in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opposing offenses have completed 173 passes on 274 attempts against the Old Dominion defense this season, placing them 123rd and 120th in Division 1. The Old Dominion Monarchs pass defense has also given up a total of 2,228 yards through the air, which is 124th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Old Dominion Monarchs have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 9, which is 52nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Old Dominion kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 22 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,778 yards on 44 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 90th in Division 1 in punting average. Old Dominion is ranked 94th in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 80 punt return yards and average 10 yards per return, which is 52nd in college football. They have returned 30 kicks for 607 yards on special teams, ranking 6th in kick return yardage. The Old Dominion Monarchs average 20 yards per kick return and they are 17th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,043.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Monarchs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Monarchs +6.5
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