Old Dominion Monarchs vs MTSU Blue Raiders Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Old Dominion Monarchs vs MTSU Blue Raiders
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Raiders (-3.5)
Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium is the site where the MTSU Blue Raiders (5-5) will compete against the Old Dominion Monarchs (4-6) on Saturday. MTSU opens this game as 3.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 51.
The Old Dominion Monarchs come into this matchup with a record of 4-6 for this season. In their last contest, the Monarchs faced the Florida Atlantic Owls and notched a win by a score of 30-24. Blake Watson led the offense in rushing for the Monarchs with 23 attempts for 163 yds (7.1 yds per attempt). Hayden Wolff went 21/33 with 289 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 97.3 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Monarchs conceded 107 yards on 32 attempts, which averages out to 3.3 yards per run surrendered. Old Dominion relinquished 19 completions on 34 tries for a total of 328 yds, and a completion percentage of 55.9%. In the game, they had 75 plays which converted into 447 yds. The Old Dominion Monarchs ended up rushing 42 different times and had 158 yards, earning them an average of 3.8 yards per tote.
The Monarchs have racked up 3,843 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Old Dominion has compiled 10 touchdowns through the air and 16 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 19 different times. Old Dominion has accrued 223 1st downs, and they have been called for 69 infractions for 624 yards. As a team they are averaging 179.6 yards on the ground ranking them 51st in Division 1. Regarding putting points on the board, the Old Dominion Monarchs are averaging 26.2 points per outing.
Concerning passing yards, the Monarchs have given up 2,382 yards which ranks them 92nd in D-1. They are giving up 238.2 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 61.6%. In total, they have given up 357.9 yards per game which puts them 60th in D-1. They have allowed 23 touchdowns through the air in addition to 9 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.4 yards per run and 119.7 yards on the ground per contest on the year. During this campaign, they have conceded 1,197 rushing yards through 10 games. The Monarchs are sitting in 92nd in the country when it comes to team defense, conceding 28.0 PPG.
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The Blue Raiders come into this matchup with a record of 5-5 for this year. For their last game, the Blue Raiders went home victorious with a score of 50-48 when they played the FIU Panthers. Martell Pettaway carried the ball 11 times for 95 yards, ending the contest with 8.6 yds per attempt for MTSU. Nicholas Vattiato (2 touchdowns) finished the game with 147 yards on 20/24 through the air while his QB rating was 160.1. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 6.1. MTSU conceded 23 rush attempts for 71 yards (3.1 yards per carry). The Blue Raiders secondary gave up a completion percentage of 58.0%, relinquishing 281 yds on 29 for 50 passing. The Blue Raiders finished the contest with a total of 414 yds on 73 plays (5.7 yds per play). MTSU ran for 5.6 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 261 yds on 47 carries.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Blue Raiders rank 50th in the country by tallying 31.3 points per game. For the year to this point, the Blue Raiders have racked up 2,275 yards through the air in addition to an average of 227.5 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 69th in the country. The MTSU Blue Raiders average 349.6 yards per game, which has them ranked 105th in D-1. The MTSU offense has accrued 599 yds of penalties on 66 violations, which ranks 51st in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team.
MTSU has allowed the opposition a total of 1,374 yards rushing (137.4 yards per contest) and 15 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. They have allowed 17 touchdowns via the pass and 229.4 yards/game, which has them ranked 76th in the country. The Blue Raiders defense has been on the field for 737 plays, which is good for 128th in the nation. The Blue Raiders are relinquishing 26.9 PPG, which has them ranked 83rd in college football. This season, they have surrendered 269 total points.
Who will win tonight's Monarchs/Blue Raiders college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Monarchs +3.5
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