View our Western Kentucky vs. Old Dominion prediction for week one to learn our thoughts on the winner and the point spread in Charlotte.
- The defense of Western Kentucky is giving up 12.4 yards per completion.
- In a game, Old Dominion averages 200.8 passing yards.
WESTERN KENTUCKY VS OLD DOMINION PREDICTION
The Hilltoppers and Monarchs play their first NCAAF game of the season at Jerry Richardson Stadium at 2:30 ET. ESPN will have television coverage of the game, which takes place on Monday, December 18.The Monarchs are 2.5-point favorites to win this non-conference matchup. Do they have the best spread option, or are the Hilltoppers a better deal? To find out, keep reading.
WESTERN KENTUCKY VS. OLD DOMINION MATCHUP AT A GLANCE
- Sport: College Football
- West Virginia Hilltoppers vs. Old Dominion Monarchs teams
- Where: Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte
- Date: December 18, Monday
WESTERN KENTUCKY PREVIEW: WHAT’S THE PLAN FOR WESTERN KENTUCKY FOLLOWING A LOSS?
As they prepare to play Old Dominion this week, Western Kentucky’s record is now 7-5 after their 41-28 victory over Florida International. Western Kentucky has started as the underdog in three games and as the favorite in six others thus far. An average scoring difference of +1.7 and an ATS record of 5-4 have resulted from this. Western Kentucky’s games have an average over/under line of 59.7 points through 12 games. With a cumulative scoring average of 58 points across their games, OU has a 5-4 record.
The Hilltoppers’ offense produced 408 yards of offense in the game versus Florida International, with 75 of those yards coming from running plays and 333 from passing attempts. They completed nine of sixteen third-down attempts and tossed five touchdowns in all. Austin Reed, the quarterback, completed 26 of 35 passes for 280 yards and a QB rating of 135.42 in the victory over Florida International. He also brought four touchdowns into the game.
By the end of the game, Florida International had gained 301 yards in total from the Hilltoppers’ defense. 52 yards were gained through running as opposed to 249 in the passing game by the team’s run defense. With an average of 28.2 points per game, the Western Kentucky defense is ranked 117th in the nation heading into this week’s matchup. They rank 117th nationally in passing yards allowed per game, with teams gaining 238.6 against them. With 191.5 running yards conceded against the run, they rank 151st in college football.
OLD DOMINION PREVIEW: HOW WILL OLD DOMINION BOUNCE BACK AFTER A LOSS?
Following their most recent victory over Georgia State, Old Dominion had improved to a.500 record. With a 6-6 record heading into this week’s clash, the Monarchs are now focused on it. Old Dominion has an ATS record of 7-4-1 based on their season average score differential of -3.3. In nine games, the Monarchs have been the underdog and the favorites three times. The average over/under line for Old Dominion’s matches after 12 games is 53.4 points. With an average score of 49.2 points over their games, OU has a 5-7 record.
Against Georgia State, the Monarchs’ passing offense consisted of 33 pass attempts for 208 yards and one touchdown. They scored two rushing touchdowns and averaged 2.9 yards per carry in the running game. Grant Wilson not only passed for one touchdown but also ran for one in Old Dominion’s most recent victory. He completed 45.5% of his throws for 208 yards via the air throughout the contest.
Georgia State was only given 300 yards of total offensive play against Old Dominion. This entails surrendering 203 throwing yards and 97 permitted yards on the ground. The Old Dominion defense, which allows 26.2 points per game on average, is ranked 99th in terms of points allowed heading into this week’s match. Against them thus far, opponents have totaled 238.2 passing yards per game, ranking 115th. 78th in college football, they are giving up 147.9 running yards on the ground.
WESTERN KENTUCKY VS OLD DOMINION BETTING ODDS, TRENDS & ANALYSIS
Old Dominion has lost all three of its home games against Western Kentucky.
Western Kentucky is 2-1 against the spread in their last three games as the underdog versus Old Dominion.
Given the notable action, keep an eye on the point spread lines. At first, Western Kentucky was the favored team by one point. With a margin of 2.5, Old Dominion is suddenly the favorite, though. Old Dominion is presently assigned a 57% chance of winning and a moneyline payout of -130 based on the current moneyline odds. In comparison, the Hilltoppers have a +107 moneyline and an implied win percentage of 48%.
KEY BETTING TRENDS
- In their last ten games against the spread, Western Kentucky has a 5-5 record.
- In the last 10 home games, Old Dominion has a 7-3 record against the spread.
- When considering just the last three games in which Old Dominion started as the underdog, their overall team score was 2-1.
- Over their previous ten games as the favorite, Western Kentucky is 4-6.
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