Old Dominion Monarchs vs. FIU Golden Panthers - 11/26/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
FIU Golden Panthers (4-7) at Old Dominion Monarchs (8-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Foreman Field)
The Line: Old Dominion Monarchs -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida International Golden Panthers will travel to play the Old Dominion Monarchs in a Conference USA college football game on Saturday.
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 8-3 (6-1) this season after beating Florida Atlantic by a score of 42-24 in their last game. Old Dominion has won their last 4 games and is currently tied for 1st in the C-USA East standings. The Old Dominion offense is averaging 35.5 points per game with 185.5 rushing yards and 240.5 passing yards per game. David Washington is completing 60.1% of his passes for 2507 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions for Old Dominion. Ray Lawry has rushed for 928 yards and 8 touchdowns, while Jeremy Cox has added 623 yards and 12 scores for the Monarchs. Zach Pascal has caught 55 passes for 792 yards and 7 touchdowns, while Jonathan Duhart has added 43 catches for 666 yards and 8 touchdowns for Old Dominion. The Old Dominion defense is giving up 27.8 points per game with 161.5 rushing yards and 228.5 passing yards per game. TJ Ricks has led the ODU defense with 87 tackles and 4 tackles for loss, while Anthony Wilson has added 83 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks. Brad Davis has gone 9-11 on field goals, with a long of 43 yards.
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The Florida International Golden Panthers are 4-7 (4-3) this season after beating Marshall by a score of 31-14 in their last game. FIU has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently tied for 3rd in the C-USA East standings. The Florida International offense is averaging 23.6 points per game with 153.3 rushing yards and 235 passing yards per game. Maurice Alexander is completing 59.3% of his passes for 560 yards, 1 touchdown, and 5 interceptions for FIU. Alex Gardner has rushed for 877 yards and 6 touchdowns, while Anthony Joes has added 520 rushing yards and 4 scores for the Golden Panthers. Thomas Owens has caught 45 balls for 634 yards and 7 touchdowns, while Stantley Thomas has caught 34 passes for 476 yards and 1 touchdown for Florida International. The FIU defense is giving up 34.2 points per game with 187.5 rushing yards and 238.3 passing yards per game. Treyvon Williams has led the FIU defense with 103 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks, while Anthony Wint has added 98 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, and 0.5 sacks. Austin Taylor has gone 12-15 on field goals, with a long of 50 yards this season.
FIU is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record. The over is 6-2 in FIU’s last 8 games. Old Dominion is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 home games The over is 4-1 in Old Dominion’s last 5 November games.
Old Dominion comes into this game on the home field and with the better team, while FIU has struggled in their recent games. Old Dominion has the advantage on offense and defense, and I like them to win this game.