Old Dominion Monarchs vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Prediction, 11/19/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Old Dominion Monarchs vs Appalachian State Mountaineers
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Mountaineers (-14.5)
The Old Dominion Monarchs (3-7) are on their way to Kidd Brewer Stadium on Saturday where they will try to beat the Appalachian State Mountaineers (5-5). Old Dominion opens as 14.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 52.
The Old Dominion Monarchs head into this game 3-7 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Monarchs played against the James Madison Dukes and ended up losing by a score of 37-3. Hayden Wolff connected on 12/22 with 112 yards passing. He had a QB rating of 79.1 and walked away from the contest with 2 interceptions. Hayden Wolff was the rushing leader for the Monarchs with 9 totes for 27 yds (3.0 yds per carry). The Old Dominion Monarchs ended up running the ball 29 different times and amassed 78 yards, which came out to an average of 2.7 yards per carry. At the end of the game, they ran 55 plays which converted into 227 yds. Old Dominion relinquished 18 pass completions on 22 attempts for a total of 304 yds, and a completion rate of 81.8%. When it came to stopping the run, the Monarchs gave up 188 yds on 51 tries, which is 3.7 yds per run allowed.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the Old Dominion Monarchs are sitting at 20.0 points per contest. As a unit they average 92.5 yards in the run game which has them sitting 124th in college football. The Monarchs have tallied 3,298 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Old Dominion has compiled 15 passing touchdowns and 8 touchdowns on the ground. Old Dominion has 155 1st downs as an offense, and they have been called for 70 infractions for 635 yards. They have turned the football over 18 different times.
The Monarchs are ranked 72nd in college football when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 26.5 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per rush and 196.5 rushing yards per contest on the year. In total, they have given up 1,965 rushing yards through 10 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Monarchs are allowing 2,450 yards which ranks them 89th in college football. They have relinquished 245.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 65.1%. In total, they are surrendering 441.5 yards per contest which has them sitting 115th in D-1. They have conceded 12 touchdowns through the air in addition to 18 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Mountaineers head into this matchup 5-5 this season. For their last game, the Mountaineers took a defeat with a final score of 28-21 when they faced the Marshall Thundering Herd. Chase Brice (1 touchdown) finished the game with 177 yards on 15/34 passing while his quarterback rating was 91.7. He had 1 interception and his Y/A was 5.2. Nate Noel ran the ball 18 times for 72 yards, walking away from the game with 4.0 yds per carry for Appalachian State. The Mountaineers finished the game with a total of 293 yards while running 74 plays (4.0 yds per play). Appalachian State ran for 2.9 yards per carry, finishing with 116 yds on 40 carries. Appalachian State relinquished 37 run attempts for 121 yards (3.3 yards per rush). The Mountaineers secondary allowed a completion rate of 58.6%, surrendering 220 yds on 17 for 29 through the air.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Mountaineers are ranked 26th in college football averaging 34.4 points per game. For the season so far, the Mountaineers currently sit at 2,467 yards through the air as well as an average of 246.7 throwing yards per game, which has them sitting 50th in the nation. The Appalachian State Mountaineers average 433.7 yards/outing, which ranks them 36th in Division 1. The Appalachian State offense has totaled 541 penalty yards on 58 infractions, which is 80th in the nation in terms of helping out the other team.
Appalachian State has surrendered a total of 1,346 yards via the ground game (134.6 yards per contest) and 16 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have allowed 13 touchdowns via the pass as well as 193.9 yards per outing, ranking them 28th in Division 1. The Mountaineers defense has been on the field for 641 plays, which ranks them 29th in the country. The Mountaineers are relinquishing 25.6 PPG, which has them sitting 62nd in the nation. Overall, they have given up 256 points.
Who will win tonight's Monarchs/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -14.5
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