Old Dominion at Rice College Football Picks and Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
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The Rice Owls host the Old Dominion Monarchs at Rice Stadium on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Old Dominion as 10 point favorites. The Owls have an over/under record of 6-4-2 and they are 6-6-0 against the spread. The Monarchs have an ATS record of 5-6-0 while their over/under record is 9-2-0.
Valuable Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 9-2-0 against the over/under
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 5-6-0 against the spread
Important Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 6-4-2 against the over/under
The Rice Owls are 6-6-0 against the spread
Key Old Dominion Monarchs Injuries
11/14/18 DE Tim Ward Knee is out for season
10/16/18 OL Chad Hendricks Knee is out for season
10/09/18 DT Miles Fox Toe is out for season
Key Rice Owls Injuries
10/24/18 QB Evan Marshman Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Old Dominion Monarchs have run for 1,492 yards as a team, which ranks 102nd in college football. They've run 399 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Monarchs have been penalized on offense 58 times for 561 yards so far this season, which has them 89th in the country in penalties. They are 39th in the nation in points scored with 358. They have run 825 plays this season for 4,744 yards, which ranks them 17th in Division 1 in total offense. The Monarchs average 5.8 yards per play, which is 62nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 259 1st downs this year, placing them 24th overall as an offensive unit. Blake LaRussa averages 8 yards per pass attempt and 8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 216 passes on 339 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 143.5. He has thrown for 2,703 yards this season.
The Monarchs rush defense has allowed 454 attempts for 2,322 yards this year, putting them in 110th place in D-1 against the run. Old Dominion has committed 67 penalties for 702 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 104th in college football. They are 114th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 404. They have surrendered a total of 5,286 yards on D, which is 120th in the country. The Monarchs are ranked 106th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opposing offenses have completed 242 passes on 393 attempts against the Old Dominion Monarchs defense this season, placing them 124th and 118th in Division 1. The Old Dominion pass defense has also given up a total of 2,965 yards through the air, which is 117th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Old Dominion Monarchs have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 12, which is 58th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Old Dominion Monarchs kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 39 for 40 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,971 yards on 50 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 102nd in Division 1 in punting average. Old Dominion is ranked 82nd in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 182 punt return yards and average 12.9 yards per return, which is 26th in college football. They have returned 39 kicks for 754 yards on special teams, ranking 18th in kick return yardage. The Monarchs average 19 yards per kick return and they are 28th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,679.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls are 122nd in the country in points scored with 220. They have run 799 plays this year for 3,768 yards, which ranks them 95th in Division 1 in total offense. The Rice Owls average 4.7 yards per play, which is 123rd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 196 1st downs this season, ranking them 113th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Rice has run for 1,592 yards as a unit, which ranks 91st in college football. They've run 445 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. Rice has been penalized on offense 55 times for 481 yards so far this year, which has them 98th in the country in penalties. Shawn Stankavage has passed for 1,328 yards this year. He's completed 124 throws while attempting 219 passes for a completion percentage of 56.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 113.5. He averages 4.9 adjusted yards per throw and 6.1 yards per pass attempt.
Rice is 124th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 455. They have given up a total of 5,405 yards on D, which is 123rd in D-1. The Owls are 124th in yards per play allowed with 7.1. Opponent offenses have completed 214 throws on 338 attempts against the Rice defense this season, ranking them 87th and 72nd in the nation. The Rice Owls pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,329 yards in the air, which is 129th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 424 attempts for 2,076 yards this season, putting them in 91st place in the country against the run. The Owls have had 50 penalties for 414 yards on defense this year. That places them 7th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Rice is 127th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 17 punt return yards and average 2.8 yards per return, which is 128th in D-1. They have returned 34 kicks for 853 yards on special teams, which puts them 8th in kick return yardage. The Rice Owls average 25 yards per kick return and they are 95th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,638. The Owls have tried 23 field goals this year and made 16, which is 23rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 65%. Rice kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,280 yards on 73 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 11th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Monarchs/Owls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Owls +10
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