Virginia Tech at Old Dominion College Football Picks and Predictions 9/22/2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Foreman Field to take on the Old Dominion Monarchs on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 27.5 point favorites. The Hokies have an ATS record of 2-0-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Monarchs have an over/under record of 2-1-0 and they are 0-3-0 against the spread.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 2-0-0 against the spread
Important Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 0-3-0 against the spread
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
08/22/18 LB Alan Tisdale Achilles is out for season
06/25/18 DB Jeremy Webb Achilles is out for season
Key Old Dominion Monarchs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 71st in Division 1 in points scored with 86. They have run 132 plays this season for 905 yards, which ranks them 113th in the nation in total offense. The Hokies average 6.9 yards per play, which is 26th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 47 1st downs this year, placing them 112th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Virginia Tech has run for 417 yards as a team, which ranks 92nd in the country. They've run 83 times, averaging 5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hokies have been penalized on offense 7 times for 75 yards so far this season, which has them 129th in the nation in penalties. Josh Jackson has thrown for 424 yards this season. He has completed 28 passes on 42 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 175. He averages 10.1 yards per pass attempt and 11.5 adjusted yards per throw.
Virginia Tech is 3rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 20. They have surrendered a total of 593 yards on D, which is 2nd in Division 1. The Hokies are ranked 47th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opposing offenses have completed 40 passes on 65 attempts against the Virginia Tech Hokies defense this season, placing them 27th and 20th in the country. The Virginia Tech pass defense has also given up a total of 465 yards through the air, which is 28th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 57 attempts for 128 yards this year, putting them in 4th place in D-1 against the run. The Hokies have committed 11 penalties for 58 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 3rd in the nation.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Monarchs have run for 345 yards as a team, which ranks 104th in the nation. They've run 94 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Monarchs have been penalized on offense 14 times for 138 yards so far this year, which has them 102nd in the country in penalties. They are 114th in Division 1 in points scored with 55. They have run 193 plays this year for 1,035 yards, which ranks them 57th in the nation in total offense. The Old Dominion Monarchs average 5.4 yards per play, which is 95th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 50 1st downs this season, ranking them 105th overall as an offensive unit. Steven Williams has completed 41 throws while attempting 80 passes for a completion percentage of 51.3%. He has passed for 507 yards this year. He averages 5.7 adjusted yards per throw and 6.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 107.7.
The Old Dominion Monarchs rush defense has given up 135 attempts for 598 yards this season, putting them in 105th place in the country against the run. They have had 14 penalties for 115 yards on defense this year. That places them 27th in Division 1. Old Dominion is 111th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 108. They have given up a total of 1,453 yards on D, which is 117th in the nation. The Monarchs are 102nd in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opponent offenses have completed 68 throws on 102 attempts against the Old Dominion defense this season, ranking them 113th and 90th in the country. The Old Dominion Monarchs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 855 yards in the air, which is 107th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Hokies/Monarchs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hokies -27.5
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