Old Dominion Monarchs vs Liberty Flames Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Old Dominion Monarchs vs Liberty Flames
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Williams Stadium in Lynchburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-24.5)
Williams Stadium is the site where the Liberty Flames (2-0) will take on the Old Dominion Monarchs (1-1) on Saturday. Old Dominion opens this matchup as 24.5-point underdogs. The over/under is 51.
The Old Dominion Monarchs head into this matchup 1-1 this season. In their last contest, the Monarchs took on the Hampton Pirates and earned the victory with a final of 47-7. Darriel Mack Jr. went 11/22 with 162 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rate of 126.9 and walked away from the contest without throwing an interception. Jon-Luke Peaker was the best rusher for the Monarchs with 18 attempts for 141 yds (7.8 yards per carry). The Old Dominion Monarchs ended up running the ball 54 times and totaled 363 yds, which is an average of 6.7 yards per attempt. In the game, they had 83 plays which gave them 577 yards. Old Dominion allowed 7 pass completions on 16 attempts for a total of 83 yds, and a completion percentage of 43.8%. Against the run, the Monarchs gave up 104 yards on 40 attempts, which averages out to 2.6 yards per run allowed.
Regarding scoring points, the Old Dominion Monarchs hold an average of 28.5 points per game. As a team they're averaging 72.5 yards on the ground which ranks them 112th in the country. The Monarchs have earned 272 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Old Dominion has amassed 1 touchdown through the air and 0 touchdowns via the ground. Old Dominion has tallied 17 first downs as a unit, and they have been called for 8 infractions for 56 yards.
The Monarchs are ranked 95th in D-1 regarding team defense, giving up 24.5 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.0 yards per run and 82.0 yards on the ground per contest this year. During the season, they have allowed 164 rushing yards through 2 games. Regarding passing yards, the Monarchs have conceded 188 yds which has them sitting in 24th in the country. They are giving up 94.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 62.1%. Overall, they are giving up 176.0 yards/game which ranks them 27th in Division 1.
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The Flames step onto the field holding a record of 2-0 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Flames walked away with a victory by a final of 21-13 when they played the Troy Trojans. Malik Willis ran the football 20 times for 93 yards, ending the contest with 4.7 yds per attempt for Liberty. Malik Willis (2 TDs) finished the game with 154 yards on 13/18 through the air while his QB rating was 180.8. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per attempt was 8.6. Liberty surrendered 24 rushing attempts for 21 yards (0.9 yds per rush). The Flames pass defense gave up a completion rate of 72.0%, relinquishing 211 yards on 18 out of 25 passing. The Flames finished with 339 yards and they ran 65 plays (5.2 yds per play). Liberty ran for 3.9 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 185 yards on 47 attempts.
The Liberty Flames hold an average of 269.0 yards per game, which ranks them 101st in Division 1. The Liberty offense has totaled 98 penalty yards on 12 violations, which ranks 58th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team. For the season so far, the Flames have earned 319 yards through the air along with an average of 159.5 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 91st in the country. Regarding putting points on the board, the Flames currently sit 47th in Division 1 holding an average of 34.5 PPG.
The Flames are allowing 10.0 points per game, which has them 22nd in the country. Liberty has yielded a total of 86 rushing yards (43.0 yards per outing) in addition to 0 TDs via the rush for the campaign. Overall, they have given up 20 total points. They have surrendered 1 touchdown through the air as well as 91.5 yards/outing, which has them ranked 24th in the nation. The Flames defense has been on the field for 61 plays, which is good for 17th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Monarchs/Flames college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Flames -24.5
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