Old Dominion Monarchs vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 12/20/2021 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Old Dominion Monarchs vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Monday, December 20, 2021
Location: Brooks Stadium in Conway, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Hurricane (-9.5)
The Old Dominion Monarchs (6-6) are traveling to Brooks Stadium on Monday where they will attempt to beat the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (6-6) in the Myrtle Beach Bowl. Old Dominion opens as 9.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 51.5.
The Old Dominion Monarchs come into this game with a record of 6-6 this season. The last time they took the field, the Monarchs faced off with the Charlotte 49ers and went home with a win by a final score of 56-34. Hayden Wolff connected on 17/26 with 328 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 194.0 and walked away from the contest with 2 picks. Blake Watson led the offense in rushing for the Monarchs with 18 attempts for 106 yards (5.9 yds per attempt). The Old Dominion Monarchs ran the football 32 times and accumulated 113 yds, which had them averaging 3.5 yds per attempt. In all, they ran 58 plays for 441 yds. Old Dominion relinquished 27 pass completions on 46 tries for a total of 277 yds, and a completion percentage of 58.7%. Against the run, the Monarchs gave up 203 yards on 39 tries, which is 5.2 yards per rush surrendered.
Regarding scoring, the Old Dominion Monarchs hold an average of 28.5 points per game. Offensively they are averaging 167.8 yards in the run game which has them sitting 60th in D-1. The Monarchs have tallied 4,625 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring, Old Dominion has compiled 14 touchdowns via the pass and 22 touchdowns via the ground. Old Dominion has recorded 256 first downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 83 infractions for 724 yards. They have surrendered the ball 22 different times.
The Monarchs are ranked 80th in the country concerning team defense, allowing 27.6 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 3.5 yards per rush and 125.1 rushing yards per game for the season. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 1,501 yards via the running game in 12 contests. When talking about passing yards, the Monarchs are giving up 2,972 yds which ranks them 95th in the country. They are conceding 247.7 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 62.4%. In total, they have allowed 372.8 yards per game which puts them 61st in D-1. They have allowed 26 touchdowns via the pass as well as 11 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Golden Hurricane head into this matchup 6-6 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Golden Hurricane walked away with a victory by a final of 34-31 when they played the SMU Mustangs. Davis Brin (1 touchdown) ended the game with 244 yds on 18/33 passing while his QB rating was 114.5. He tossed 2 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 7.4. Shamari Brooks ran the football 18 times for 71 yds, ending the game with 3.9 yds per carry for Tulsa. Tulsa rushed the football for 3.6 yards per carry, finishing with 130 yards on 36 carries. The Golden Hurricane finished the game with a total of 374 yds while running 69 plays (5.4 yds per play). The Golden Hurricane passing defense gave up a completion rate of 55.3%, relinquishing 298 yards on 26 for 47 through the air. Tulsa surrendered 36 attempts on the ground for 107 yards (3.0 yards per rush).
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane hold an average of 434.0 yards per contest, which has them ranked 37th in D-1. The Tulsa offense has racked up 845 penalty yds on 89 infractions, which is good for 22nd in college football in terms of helping out the other team. Over the course of the season thus far, the Golden Hurricane currently sit at 2,957 passing yards as well as holding an average of 246.4 passing yards per game, putting them at 55th in Division 1. When discussing how much they score, the Golden Hurricane are sitting 85th in the nation by tallying 26.1 points per game.
Tulsa has given up a total of 1,783 rushing yards (148.6 yards/game) as well as 18 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. They have allowed 16 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 231.8 yards/game, which has them ranked 72nd in college football. The Golden Hurricane defense has participated in 838 plays, which is good for 76th in college football. The Golden Hurricane are relinquishing 27.4 points per contest, which puts them 77th in Division 1. In total, they have relinquished 329 points.
Who will win tonight's Monarchs/Golden Hurricane college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Hurricane -9.5
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