Old Dominion Monarchs vs Georgia Southern Eagles Prediction, 11/18/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Old Dominion Monarchs vs Georgia Southern Eagles
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Location: Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (-7)
The Old Dominion Monarchs (4-6) are en route to Allen E. Paulson Stadium on Saturday, November 18, 2023 where they will take on the Georgia Southern Eagles (6-4). Georgia Southern opens this game as 7-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 60.5.
The Old Dominion Monarchs come into this game with a record of 4-6 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Monarchs played the Liberty Flames and ended up losing by a score of 38-10. Grant Wilson went 23/42 with 161 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 90.1 and finished the game with 1 interception. Grant Wilson was the best rusher for the Monarchs with 16 carries for 64 yds (4.0 yds per attempt). The Old Dominion Monarchs ended up running the ball 41 different times and tallied 119 yds, which is an average of 2.9 yards per carry. For the game, they ran 83 plays which totaled 280 yards. Old Dominion gave up 13 pass completions on 24 tries for a total of 225 yds, and a completion rate of 54.2%. On the ground, the Monarchs gave up 230 yds on 45 attempts, which averages out to 5.1 yards per rush allowed.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Old Dominion Monarchs are sitting at 23.0 points per outing. As a team they maintain an average of 155.9 yards rushing ranking them 69th in college football. The Monarchs have racked up 3,548 total yards this year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Old Dominion has amassed 16 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns. Old Dominion has accumulated 170 first downs, and they have been called for 59 penalties for 552 yds. They have turned the ball over 16 times.
The Monarchs are ranked 80th in D-1 regarding team defense, conceding 27.4 PPG. The opposition is running for 3.7 yards per rush and 155.1 yards on the ground per contest on the season. During the season, they have given up 1,551 yards via the ground game in 10 outings. When talking about yards through the air, the Monarchs are giving up 2,421 yards which has them ranked 93rd in D-1. They have conceded 242.1 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 63.9%. Over the course of this year, they have surrendered 397.2 yards/outing ranking them 92nd in the nation. They have surrendered 20 touchdowns through the air in addition to 11 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Eagles come into this game with a record of 6-4 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Eagles walked away with a loss by a score of 38-33 when they faced the Marshall Thundering Herd. Jalen White ran the football 17 times for 67 yds, ending the game with 3.9 yds per carry for Georgia Southern. Davis Brin (3 TDs) ended the contest with 307 yards on 29/54 passing while his QB rating was 119.8. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his Y/A was 5.7. Georgia Southern gave up 33 running attempts for 169 yds (5.1 yards per rush). The Eagles passing defense gave up a completion rate of 71.4%, surrendering 201 yds on 15 for 21 passing. The Eagles finished the game with 384 yds on 80 plays (4.8 yds per play). Georgia Southern ran for 3.2 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 77 yards on 24 attempts.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Eagles are sitting 32nd in the nation scoring 32.7 points per outing. The Georgia Southern Eagles maintain an average of 435.4 yards per game, which is good for 33rd in college football. The Georgia Southern offense has racked up 483 yards of penalties on 56 infractions, which ranks 79th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team. They have thrown 14 picks while surrendering 7 fumbles and they have been able to earn 243 1st downs. Over the course of the season so far, the Eagles have racked up 3,067 passing yards together with holding an average of 306.7 passing yards per outing, which has them sitting 11th in college football. They have an average of 128.7 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 1,287 yards for the season.
Georgia Southern has conceded a total of 1,496 rushing yards (149.6 yards/game) and 23 touchdowns on the ground on the year. They have yielded 13 touchdowns through the air as well as 242.1 yards/game, which puts them in 95th in D-1. Their defense has earned 8 fumbles recovered and 12 interceptions this season. The Eagles defense has participated in 656 plays, which is good for 55th in D-1. The Eagles are relinquishing 28.0 PPG, ranking them 84th in the country. This season, they have given up 280 pts.
Who will win tonight's Monarchs/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Monarchs +7
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