Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Old Dominion Monarchs Pick-Odds-Prediction - 10/25/14
Old Dominion Monarchs (3-4) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (2-4)
College Football: Saturday
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -11.5 -- Over/Under: 76 See the Latest Odds
TV: College Sports Live
The Old Dominion Monarchs bring their passing attack onn the road to face the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.
The Old Dominion Monarchs dropped a 42-35 decision to Texas El Paso for loss number three in a row. The Monarchs have made a habit of falling behind and that trend continued with the Miners ahead 21-7 at the break. The real issue has been getting defebsive stops which didn't happen nearly enough with UTEP rolling up 486 yards and controlling the ball for over 41 minutes. The Monarchs totaled 357 yards with some balance with Ray Lawry giving the ODU ground game some punch with 117 yards on 13 touches with four yard and seven yard scoring runs. Taylor Heinicke connected on 13-25 for 196 yards and three touchdowns in what was still a quiet night in the air for the potent Monarchs passing game with most of the yardage coming in a 28 point second half.
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers fell to 2-4 on the season following a 45-38 road defeat at Florida Atlantic. The Hilltoppers have to be disappointed as a 31-14 lead at the half quickly melted away with the Owls connecting on a 61 yard touchdown pass with only 1:23 remaining to snatch the win. The defense had no answer for Florida Atlantic who racked up 619 yard with most coming in a 31 point second half while most of the Hilltoppers 402 yards came in the first half. Leon Allen was the only thing close representing a running game for WKY with 58 yards and a pair of short scoring runs. Fortunately Brandon Doughty and the receving corp produced through the air again. Doughty hit 28-44 for 335 yards with three touchdowns and an interception with nine players recording catches.
Monarchs are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game. Over is 5-0 in Monarchs last 5 road games. Monarchs are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game. For Western Kentucky the over is 4-0 in Hilltoppers last 4 conference games and are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in October while going 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. These teams have never played one another so there are no head to head trends but we do know both can score and the respective defenses can be scored on so I'll take the double digits in points and have any changes by Friday...