Old Dominion at Western Kentucky College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
L. T. Smith Stadium
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L. T. Smith Stadium is the venue for the game between the Old Dominion Monarchs and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Western Kentucky as 6.5 point favorites. The Hilltoppers are 4-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-4-0. The Monarchs are 2-5-0 ATS and their over/under record is 6-1-0.
Valuable Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 6-1-0 against the over/under
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 2-5-0 against the spread
Important Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 4-2-0 against the spread
Key Old Dominion Monarchs Injuries
10/14/18 RB Jeremy Cox Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Western Kentucky
10/14/18 LB Lawrence Garner Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Western Kentucky
10/09/18 DT Miles Fox Toe is out for season
Key Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
10/14/18 OL Cole Spencer Knee is questionable Saturday vs Old Dominion
10/14/18 QB Drew Eckels Upper Body is questionable Saturday vs Old Dominion
09/24/18 RB D'Andre Ferby Shoulder is out indefinitely
09/20/18 RB Marquez Trigg Transferred has left team
08/08/18 RB Jakairi Moses Knee is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Old Dominion Monarchs have run for 727 yards as a unit, which ranks 118th in the nation. They've run 230 times, averaging 3.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Monarchs have been penalized on offense 31 times for 293 yards so far this year, which has them 106th in the country in penalties. They are 59th in Division 1 in points scored with 192. They have run 520 plays this year for 2,848 yards, which ranks them 9th in the nation in total offense. The Monarchs average 5.5 yards per play, which is 84th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 157 1st downs this season, ranking them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. Blake LaRussa has completed 133 throws while attempting 209 passes for a completion percentage of 63.6%. He has passed for 1,614 yards this year. He averages 7.9 adjusted yards per throw and 7.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 142.
The Monarchs rush defense has given up 307 attempts for 1,680 yards this season, putting them in 125th place in the country against the run. They have had 45 penalties for 481 yards on defense this year. That places them 113th in Division 1. Old Dominion is 122nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 274. They have given up a total of 3,651 yards on D, which is 128th in the nation. The Monarchs are 117th in yards per play allowed with 6.7. Opponent offenses have completed 149 throws on 242 attempts against the Old Dominion Monarchs defense this season, ranking them 120th and 119th in the country. The Old Dominion pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,971 yards in the air, which is 123rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Old Dominion Monarchs have tried 11 field goals this year and made 7, which is 67th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. Old Dominion Monarchs kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 19 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,611 yards on 41 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 100th in the NCAA in punting average. Old Dominion is 92nd in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 80 punt return yards and average 10 yards per return, which is 54th in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 444 yards on special teams, which puts them 22nd in kick return yardage. The Monarchs average 20 yards per kick return and they are 32nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,372.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hilltoppers are 126th in Division 1 in points scored with 107. They have run 419 plays this season for 2,146 yards, which ranks them 60th in the nation in total offense. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers average 5.1 yards per play, which is 109th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 121 1st downs this year, placing them 99th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Western Kentucky has run for 629 yards as a team, which ranks 122nd in the country. They've run 197 times, averaging 3.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hilltoppers have been penalized on offense 42 times for 372 yards so far this season, which has them 59th in the nation in penalties. Steven Duncan has thrown for 437 yards this season. He has completed 46 passes on 70 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 131.3. He averages 6.2 yards per pass attempt and 6.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Western Kentucky is 66th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 165. They have surrendered a total of 2,361 yards on D, which is 56th in Division 1. The Hilltoppers are ranked 76th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 101 passes on 191 attempts against the Western Kentucky defense this season, placing them 36th and 58th in the country. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,337 yards through the air, which is 55th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 230 attempts for 1,024 yards this year, putting them in 73rd place in D-1 against the run. The Hilltoppers have committed 39 penalties for 370 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 70th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Western Kentucky is ranked 100th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 37 punt return yards and average 5.3 yards per return, which is 105th in college football. They have returned 15 kicks for 318 yards on special teams, ranking 56th in kick return yardage. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers average 21 yards per kick return and they are 109th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,501. The Hilltoppers have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 3, which is 116th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 43%. Western Kentucky kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,337 yards on 36 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 120th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Monarchs/Hilltoppers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Monarchs +6.5
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