Old Dominion Monarchs vs Virginia Cavaliers Prediction, 9/17/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Old Dominion Monarchs vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Cavaliers (-10)
Scott Stadium is the site where the Virginia Cavaliers (1-1) will compete against the Old Dominion Monarchs (1-1) on Saturday. Virginia opens this contest as 10-point favorites. The total comes in at 53.
The Old Dominion Monarchs step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 for this year. In their last game, the Monarchs played against the East Carolina Pirates and ended up losing by a score of 39-21. Hayden Wolff connected on 18/29 with 275 yds through the air and 3 TDs. He had a QB rate of 169 and walked away from the contest with 1 interception. Blake Watson was the rushing leader for the Monarchs with 5 attempts for 45 yards (9.0 yards per carry). The Old Dominion Monarchs ran the rock 14 times and accumulated 15 yds, which had them averaging 1.1 yds per carry. At the end of the game, they tallied 43 plays which gave them a total of 290 yards. Old Dominion relinquished 25 pass completions on 39 tries for a total of 270 yds, and a completion rate of 64.1%. Against the run, the Monarchs conceded 261 yards on 47 tries, which averages out to 5.6 yards per rush allowed.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Old Dominion Monarchs are averaging 20.5 points per outing. As a team they're averaging 49.5 yards on the ground which has them sitting 129th in D-1. The Monarchs have earned 539 total yards this season. In terms of getting in the endzone, Old Dominion has earned 3 touchdowns through the air and 1 touchdown on the ground. Old Dominion has accrued 26 1st downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 15 infractions for 150 yards. They have turned the ball over 4 different times.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Monarchs have given up 467 yds which puts them in 76th in the country. They are allowing 233.5 yards per contest through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 61.3%. Overall, they are granting 432.0 yards per contest which puts them 107th in D-1. They have allowed 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 4 touchdowns pounding the rock. The opposition is running for 4.6 yards per tote and 198.5 rushing yards per game so far this year. Overall, they have allowed 397 yards on the ground through 2 outings. The Monarchs sit in 86th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 28.0 points per contest.
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The Cavaliers head into this matchup 1-1 this season. For their last game, the Cavaliers took a loss by a score of 24-3 when they faced the Illinois Fighting Illini. Jay Woolfolk carried the rock 1 times for 31 yds, ending the game with 31.0 yards per carry for Virginia. Brennan Armstrong finished the contest with 180 yds on 13/32 through the air while his QB rating was 75.4. He had 2 picks and his average yards per attempt was 5.6. Virginia conceded 45 run attempts for 198 yds (4.4 yards per carry). The Cavaliers pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 68.0%, relinquishing 196 yards on 17 for 25 passing. The Cavaliers finished the game with 222 yds and they ran 65 plays (3.4 yards per play). Virginia rushed the football for 1.4 yards per tote, finishing with 42 yds on 29 attempts.
In terms of how much they score, the Cavaliers are 115th in college football scoring 18.5 points per contest. Over the course of the season to this point, the Cavaliers have compiled 426 passing yards not to mention holding an average of 213.0 throwing yards per outing, which has them sitting 87th in D-1. The Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 363.5 yards/contest, which has them sitting 94th in the country. The Virginia offense has compiled 90 yds of penalties on 11 violations, which ranks 97th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition.
Virginia has conceded a total of 368 yards on the ground (184.0 yards per game) as well as 1 touchdown rushing so far this year. They have allowed 3 touchdowns through the air and 178.0 yards per game, which puts them in 35th in the country. The Cavaliers defense has participated in 139 plays, which is 73rd in Division 1. The Cavaliers are allowing 20.5 points per contest, ranking them 51st in the country. Overall, they have relinquished 41 total points.
Who will win tonight's Monarchs/Cavaliers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cavaliers -10
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