Old Dominion at East Carolina College Football Picks and Predictions 9/29/2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
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Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium is the venue for the game between the Old Dominion Monarchs and the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has East Carolina as 6 point favorites. The Pirates are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-2-0. The Monarchs are 1-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-1-0.
Valuable Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 1-3-0 against the spread
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The East Carolina Pirates are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key Old Dominion Monarchs Injuries
09/23/18 RB Kesean Strong Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs East Carolina
09/23/18 LB Marvin Branch Jr. Back is questionable Saturday vs East Carolina
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
09/23/18 DB Colby Gore Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Old Dominion
08/27/18 TE Ben Norris Concussion is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Old Dominion Monarchs have run for 482 yards as a unit, which ranks 107th in the nation. They've run 128 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Monarchs have been penalized on offense 16 times for 148 yards so far this year, which has them 110th in the country in penalties. They are 81st in Division 1 in points scored with 104. They have run 277 plays this year for 1,667 yards, which ranks them 17th in the nation in total offense. The Monarchs average 6 yards per play, which is 60th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 82 1st downs this season, ranking them 71st overall as an offensive unit. Blake LaRussa has completed 42 throws while attempting 68 passes for a completion percentage of 61.8%. He has passed for 678 yards this year. He averages 11.4 adjusted yards per throw and 10 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 169.8.
The Monarchs rush defense has given up 183 attempts for 918 yards this season, putting them in 120th place in the country against the run. They have had 21 penalties for 210 yards on defense this year. That places them 57th in Division 1. Old Dominion is 112th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 143. They have given up a total of 2,055 yards on D, which is 122nd in the nation. The Monarchs are 110th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opponent offenses have completed 85 throws on 136 attempts against the Old Dominion Monarchs defense this season, ranking them 109th and 98th in the country. The Old Dominion pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,137 yards in the air, which is 112th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pirates are 112th in Division 1 in points scored with 77. They have run 273 plays this season for 1,304 yards, which ranks them 65th in the nation in total offense. The East Carolina Pirates average 4.8 yards per play, which is 113th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 78 1st downs this year, placing them 76th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground East Carolina has run for 444 yards as a team, which ranks 110th in the country. They've run 124 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Pirates have been penalized on offense 11 times for 95 yards so far this season, which has them 127th in the nation in penalties. Reid Herring has thrown for 852 yards this season. He has completed 77 passes on 145 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 105.2. He averages 5.9 yards per pass attempt and 5.4 adjusted yards per throw.
East Carolina is 29th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 67. They have surrendered a total of 968 yards on D, which is 9th in Division 1. The Pirates are ranked 66th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 54 passes on 93 attempts against the East Carolina defense this season, placing them 24th and 20th in the country. The East Carolina Pirates pass defense has also given up a total of 602 yards through the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 85 attempts for 366 yards this year, putting them in 18th place in D-1 against the run. The Pirates have committed 24 penalties for 211 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 58th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Monarchs/Pirates college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Monarchs +6
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