Old Dominion at Florida Atlantic College Football Picks and Predictions 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
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FAU Stadium is the venue for the game between the Old Dominion Monarchs and the Florida Atlantic Owls on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Florida Atlantic as 16 point favorites. The Owls are 0-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-2-0. The Monarchs are 2-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 4-1-0.
Valuable Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 2-3-0 against the spread
Important Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 0-5-0 against the spread
Key Old Dominion Monarchs Injuries
09/30/18 RB Kesean Strong Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Florida Atlantic
09/30/18 LB Marvin Branch Jr. Back is questionable Saturday vs Florida Atlantic
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
09/08/18 CB Meiko Dotson Hip is out indefinitely
08/24/18 OL Ean Biancardi Thumb is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Old Dominion Monarchs have run for 503 yards as a unit, which ranks 114th in the nation. They've run 163 times, averaging 3.1 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 125th in the country in penalties. They are 69th in Division 1 in points scored with 139. They have run 348 plays this year for 1,938 yards, which ranks them 18th in the nation in total offense. The Monarchs average 5.6 yards per play, which is 83rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 98 1st downs this season, ranking them 71st overall as an offensive unit. Blake LaRussa has completed 63 throws while attempting 104 passes for a completion percentage of 60.6%. He has passed for 928 yards this year. He averages 9.8 adjusted yards per throw and 8.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 155.8.
The Monarchs rush defense has given up 222 attempts for 1,095 yards this season, putting them in 117th place in the country against the run. They have had 21 penalties for 210 yards on defense this year. That places them 29th in Division 1. Old Dominion is 114th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 180. They have given up a total of 2,545 yards on D, which is 123rd in the nation. The Monarchs are 106th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opponent offenses have completed 110 throws on 181 attempts against the Old Dominion Monarchs defense this season, ranking them 117th and 114th in the country. The Old Dominion pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,450 yards in the air, which is 118th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Old Dominion Monarchs have tried 9 field goals this year and made 5, which is 61st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 56%. Old Dominion Monarchs kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 14 for 15 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,191 yards on 31 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 107th in the NCAA in punting average. Old Dominion is 71st in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 76 punt return yards and average 10.9 yards per return, which is 46th in D-1. They have returned 9 kicks for 224 yards on special teams, which puts them 60th in kick return yardage. The Monarchs average 25 yards per kick return and they are 65th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,238.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls are 53rd in Division 1 in points scored with 156. They have run 394 plays this season for 2,281 yards, which ranks them 61st in the nation in total offense. The Florida Atlantic Owls average 5.8 yards per play, which is 66th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 119 1st downs this year, placing them 23rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Florida Atlantic has run for 1,154 yards as a team, which ranks 17th in the country. They've run 237 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 35 times for 331 yards so far this season, which has them 33rd in the nation in penalties. Chris Robison has thrown for 1,077 yards this season. He has completed 94 passes on 146 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 129.4. He averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 6.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Florida Atlantic is 122nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 199. They have surrendered a total of 2,296 yards on D, which is 115th in Division 1. The Owls are ranked 115th in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opposing offenses have completed 95 passes on 141 attempts against the Florida Atlantic defense this season, placing them 83rd and 58th in the country. The Florida Atlantic Owls pass defense has also given up a total of 1,276 yards through the air, which is 106th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 206 attempts for 1,020 yards this year, putting them in 112th place in D-1 against the run. The Owls have committed 23 penalties for 223 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 37th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Florida Atlantic is ranked 95th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 54 punt return yards and average 10.8 yards per return, which is 47th in college football. They have returned 16 kicks for 338 yards on special teams, ranking 18th in kick return yardage. The Florida Atlantic Owls average 21 yards per kick return and they are 23rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,673. The Owls have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 4, which is 72nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Florida Atlantic kickers have made 88% of their extra points, going 14 for 16 this year. Their punters have totaled 664 yards on 19 punts, averaging 35 yards per punt. That places them 126th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Monarchs/Owls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Owls -16
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