Florida Atlantic vs Old Dominion NCAA Football Picks 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium
Stone Smartt and the Old Dominion Monarchs host the Florida Atlantic Owls at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The odds on this game have Florida Atlantic as 14-point favorites. The Owls are 4-3-0 ATS and 3-3-1 when betting on the total. The Monarchs are 2-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-4-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Florida Atlantic Owls went up against the Marshall Thundering Herd and lost 36-31. Malcolm Davidson paced the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 22 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He racked up a total of 52 yards on 12 carries which meant he averaged 4.3 yards per tote. Deangelo Antoine led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 111 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 15.9 yards per catch for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Owls was Chris Robison who went 21/39 with 362 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with 1 interception during the game. The Owls ran the football 36 times and earned a total of 57 yards which gave them an average of 1.6 yards per run. In all, they ran 75 plays for a total of 419 yards. Overall, the Owls totaled 22 first downs and they had 9 penalties for 90 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. In terms of defense, Florida Atlantic conceded 15 catches on 24 throws totaling 206 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.5%. In the running game, the Owls conceded 255 yards on 43 tries which is an average of 5.9 yards per carry allowed. For this contest, they gave up a total of 461 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Owls step onto the field holding a record of 4-3 for this year. For total yards, they sit in 5th in Conference USA and 52nd in the country with 2,898 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 31.7 points per contest, ranking them 48th in the country. As a unit, they have an average of 131.1 rushing yards per game which is 10th in Conference USA. The Owls have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, giving up 29.6 points per contest which has them at 7th in C-USA. When it comes to yards on the ground, Florida Atlantic is allowing 164.7 yards per contest ranking them 8th in Conference USA and 74th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.6 yards per rush which has them at 8th in the conference and 89th in college football overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,153 yards rushing through 7 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Owls have conceded 1,980 yards. Teams are completing 58.8% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.1 yards per try.
In their last game, the Old Dominion Monarchs took on the UAB Blazers and lost 38-14. Running the show from under center for the Monarchs was Messiah deWeaver who went 6/24 with 82 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away with 1 pick on the day. Matt Geiger paced the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 11 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 15 yards by way of 2 carries which meant he was running for 7.5 yards per tote. Darrell Brown was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 64 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 16.0 yards per catch for that game. The Monarchs ended up rushing 32 times and totaled 53 yards which had them averaging 1.7 yards per run. In the game, the Monarchs had a total of 15 1st downs and they had 1 penalty for 5 yards telling us that this team was extremely focused in this game. On the day, they ran 58 plays for a total of 164 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Old Dominion gave up 15 completions on 29 tries totaling 260 yards, and a completion percentage of 51.7%. Against the run, the Monarchs gave up 176 yards on 43 runs which means they had an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 436 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
The Monarchs step onto the field holding a record of 1-6. Old Dominion hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 97.4 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 125th in college football. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 682 rushing yards through 7 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Monarchs average 244.3 yards per contest overall putting them 131st in college football and 14th in Conference USA. The Monarchs are conceding 27.6 points per game which puts them at 6th in C-USA and 70th in D-1. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in college football. They are conceding 215.6 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Monarchs are ranked 6th in the conference. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 193 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are giving up 130.7 yards per contest which puts them at 42nd in the country and 4th in C-USA. For 2019, they have conceded a total of 915 yards rushing and 11.9 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Monarchs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls -14
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