Old Dominion vs Marshall Spread and Picks ATS
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
Stone Smartt and the Old Dominion Monarchs go to Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Marshall Thundering Herd. Old Dominion opens this game as 14-point underdogs. The Monarchs are 2-3-0 ATS and 0-5-0 when betting on the total. The Thundering Herd are 3-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-4-0 against the spread.
Key Old Dominion Monarchs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
09/28/19 WR Artie Henry III Undisclosed is out for season
In their last game, the Old Dominion Monarchs took on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and lost 20-3. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Monarchs was Stone Smartt who went 12/28 with 108 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with 1 interception on the day. Kesean Strong led the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 15 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 40 yards on 9 carries which gave him an average of 4.4 yards per carry. Nigel Fitzgerald was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 29 yards on 1 reception. He had an average of 29.0 yards per catch during the game. The Monarchs ended up running the ball 31 times and racked up a total of 55 yards which had them averaging 1.8 yards per attempt. On the day, the Monarchs had a total of 11 first downs and they had a total of 9 penalties for 73 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. For the game, they ran 58 plays for a total of 160 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Old Dominion allowed 21 catches on 29 throws for a total of 193 yards, and a completion percentage of 72.4%. For the game, they allowed a total of 320 yards and forced 2 takeaways. Against the run, the Monarchs allowed 127 yards on 37 carries which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per run allowed.
The Monarchs head into this matchup 1-4 for 2019. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the country with an average of 16.4 points per contest, ranking them 126th in college football. As a team, they have an average of 109.2 rushing yards per game which is 12th in C-USA. For total yards, they are currently ranked 14th in C-USA and 130th in college football with 1,340 yards. The Monarchs have one of the average defenses in college football, giving up 24.8 points per contest ranking them 5th in Conference USA. In terms of rushing yards, Old Dominion is allowing 100.6 yards per game ranking them 2nd in Conference USA and 21st in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.9 yards per rush ranking them 2nd in the conference and 17th in college football overall. In total, they have allowed 503 rushing yards through 5 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Monarchs have allowed 794 yards. Teams are completing 60.3% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.9 yards per try.
In their last game, the Marshall Thundering Herd played the MTSU Blue Raiders and took the defeat by a score of 24-13. Brenden Knox paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 18 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He racked up a total of 99 yards via 19 carries which meant he averaged 5.2 yards per tote. Armani Levias was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 94 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 31.3 yards per reception for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Thundering Herd was Isaiah Green who went 24/40 with 365 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 3 interceptions during the game. The Thundering Herd ran the ball a total of 39 times and racked up a total of 202 yards earning them an average of 5.2 yards per rush. Overall, the Thundering Herd racked up a total of 27 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 59 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. On the day, they ran 82 plays for 578 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Marshall conceded 17 catches on 30 throws for a total of 261 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.7%. In the running game, the Thundering Herd conceded 140 yards on 37 attempts giving the other team an average of 3.8 yards per run allowed. On the day, they gave up 401 yards but didn't force any takeaways.
The Thundering Herd head into this matchup 2-3. Marshall has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 205.6 rushing yards per game, which has them at 36th in Division 1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,028 rushing yards through 5 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Thundering Herd average 427.4 yards per contest overall which has them at 57th in the country and 3rd in the conference. The Thundering Herd are allowing 27.6 points per contest which puts them at 6th in C-USA and 71st in Division 1. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units in the country. They are giving up 250.8 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Thundering Herd currently sit at 11th in the conference. When talking about points allowed, they have given up 138 total points. When talking about yards on the ground, they are allowing 160.8 yards per game which puts them at 74th in Division 1 and 6th in the conference. For this season, they have conceded 804 yards on the ground and 8 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Monarchs/Thundering Herd college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Monarchs +14
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