Buffalo Bulls vs Old Dominion Monarchs Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs Old Dominion Monarchs
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: S.B. Ballard Stadium in Norfolk, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Monarchs (+11.5)
S.B. Ballard Stadium is the site where the Old Dominion Monarchs (1-2) will take on the Buffalo Bulls (1-2) on Saturday. Old Dominion opens this matchup as 11.5-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 54.
The Buffalo Bulls head into this matchup 1-2 for this season. In their last contest, the Bulls played against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and ended up losing by a score of 28-25. Kyle Vantrease finished 13/20 with 146 yards passing. He had a quarterback rating of 126.3 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. Kevin Marks led the offense in rushing for the Bulls with 20 attempts for 64 yds (3.2 yds per carry). For the game, they tallied 68 plays which gave them 408 yds. The Buffalo Bulls ran the football 47 different times and accrued 262 yards, earning them an average of 5.6 yds per carry. In the running game, the Bulls conceded 212 yds on 42 tries, which averages out to 5.0 yds per run surrendered. Buffalo conceded 13 pass completions on 19 attempts for a total of 232 yds, and a completion percentage of 68.4%.
The Bulls have racked up 1,336 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Buffalo has compiled 2 passing touchdowns and 10 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 2 times. Buffalo has tallied 69 1st downs, and they have been flagged for 19 penalties for 156 yds. As a team they're holding an average of 236.3 yards in the run game which ranks them 17th in college football. When talking about scoring points, the Buffalo Bulls are averaging 32.3 points per game.
Concerning yards through the air, the Bulls are conceding 607 yards which ranks them 68th in the nation. They have conceded 202.3 yards per contest via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 62.8%. In total, they are granting 352.3 yards/outing which ranks them 79th in the nation. They are giving up 3.8 yards per running attempt and 150.0 rushing yards per game on the season. In total, they have given up 450 running yards through 3 games. The Bulls rank 69th in the nation regarding team defense, conceding 21.0 points per contest.
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The Monarchs head into this game 1-2 this year. For their last game, the Monarchs went home defeated by a final of 45-17 when they faced the Liberty Flames. Lala Davis ran the ball 11 times for 57 yds, walking away from the contest with 5.2 yds per carry for Old Dominion. Darriel Mack Jr. (1 TD) ended the game with 134 yds on 15/27 through the air while his quarterback rating was 102.1. He had 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 5.0. Old Dominion allowed 41 attempts on the ground for 182 yds (4.4 yds per rush). The Monarchs secondary conceded a completion rate of 72.4%, relinquishing 242 yards on 21 out of 29 through the air. The Monarchs finished the contest with 201 yds and they ran 62 plays (3.2 yds per play). Old Dominion ran the ball for 1.9 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 67 yds on 35 attempts.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Monarchs are sitting 96th in the nation holding an average of 24.7 points per outing. Over the course of the season so far, the Monarchs have racked up 475 passing yards along with holding an average of 158.3 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 114th in Division 1. The Old Dominion Monarchs average 350.0 yards/contest, which ranks them 100th in college football. The Old Dominion offense has compiled 160 penalty yards on 19 violations, which is 66th in college football in terms of making mistakes.
Old Dominion has allowed a total of 450 yards on the ground (150.0 yards per contest) and 4 touchdowns on the ground this year. They have allowed 8 touchdowns via the pass as well as 171.0 yards/outing, which has them in 38th in D-1. The Monarchs defense has been on the field for 196 plays, which has them sitting 65th in D-1. The Monarchs are allowing 31.3 points per game, which has them 119th in college football. Overall, they have allowed 94 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Monarchs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Monarchs +11.5
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