Old Dominion vs MTSU NCAA Football Parlay 11/23/2019
Game: Old Dominion Monarchs vs MTSU Blue Raiders
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, TN
Odds/Point Spread: MTSU -14.5
Asher O'Hara and the MTSU Blue Raiders play the Old Dominion Monarchs at Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Old Dominion opens this matchup as 14.5-point dogs. The Monarchs are 4-6-0 ATS and 3-7-0 when betting on the total. The Blue Raiders are 6-3-1 when wagering on the over/under and 4-6-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Old Dominion Monarchs took on the UTSA Roadrunners and took the defeat by a score of 24-23. Lala Davis paced the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 23 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He racked up a total of 55 yards by way of 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.6 yards per tote. Aaron Moore was the receiving yardage leader by earning 80 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 26.7 yards per reception during the game. Leading the way at QB for the Monarchs was Hayden Wolff who went 17/29 with 247 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He walked away with 1 pick in the game. The Monarchs ended up running the ball 31 times and totaled 93 yards which gave them an average of 3.0 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Monarchs had a total of 21 1st downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 30 yards which is telling in terms of how disciplined they are. In all, they totaled 61 plays for 382 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Old Dominion gave up 18 completions on 23 attempts totaling 240 yards, and a completion percentage of 78.3%. Against the run, the Monarchs gave up 192 yards on 42 attempts which means they had an average of 4.6 yards per run allowed. On the day, they conceded a total of 432 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Monarchs head into this game 1-9 this season. For total yards, they rank 14th in Conference USA and 131st in the country with 2,529 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the country with an average of 15.6 points per game, putting them 127th in the country. As a unit, they have an average of 90.9 yards on the ground per game which is 14th in the conference. The Monarchs have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, giving up 28.2 points per contest putting them 9th in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Monarchs have conceded 1,620 yards. Opponents are completing 62.5% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.0 yards per attempt. In discussing yards on the ground, Old Dominion is giving up 139.3 yards per contest ranking them 5th in Conference USA and 44th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.7 yards per rush ranking them 4th in C-USA and 35th in D-1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,393 yards rushing through 10 contests.
In their last outing, the MTSU Blue Raiders took on the Rice Owls and were beaten 31-28. Asher O'Hara led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 17 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for the contest. He rushed for a total of 65 yards on 19 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.4 yards per carry. Ty Lee led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 154 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 22.0 yards per reception for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Blue Raiders was Asher O'Hara who went 22/31 with 338 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He tossed 1 interception during the game. The Blue Raiders ended up rushing 30 times and earned 120 yards which had them averaging 4.0 yards per rush. For the contest, the Blue Raiders totaled 21 1st downs and they had 4 penalties for 63 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In the game, they ran 61 plays which gave them a total of 458 yards. When discussing the defense, MTSU allowed 18 catches on 23 attempts totaling 222 yards, and a completion percentage of 78.3%. On the day, they gave up 377 yards but finished the game without a turnover. Against the run, the Blue Raiders allowed 155 yards on 41 runs which gave them an average of 3.8 yards per attempt allowed.
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The Blue Raiders come into this matchup with a record of 3-7. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Blue Raiders have one of the middle tier offenses in Division 1. MTSU is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 178.2 yards on the ground per game, putting them 48th in the country. As a team, they have a total of 1,782 yards rushing through 10 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Blue Raiders average 407.4 yards per game overall ranking them 65th in the country and 7th in the conference. The Blue Raiders are conceding 31.1 points per contest which puts them at 10th in Conference USA and 94th in the nation. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 311 total points. In regard to rushing yards, they are conceding 204.7 yards per contest which puts them at 112th in the country and 13th in Conference USA. For this year, they have conceded 2,047 yards on the ground and 16 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in the nation. They are giving up 256.5 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Blue Raiders sit in 14th in the conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Blue Raiders -14.5 and over the total points
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