Charlotte 49ers vs. Old Dominion Monarchs - 10/1/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Old Dominion Monarchs (2-2) at Charlotte 49ers (1-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Jerry Richardson Stadium)
The Line: Charlotte 49ers +10 -- Over/Under: 58 See the Latest Odds
The Old Dominion Monarchs will travel to play the Charlotte 49ers in a C-USA battle in week 5.
The Charlotte 49ers are 1-3 this season after losing to Temple by a score of 48-20 in their last game. Charlotte let this one get away in the second quarter when they allowed Temple to score 28 points and cruise to the victory. The Charlotte offense is averaging 25 points per game with 167 rushing yards and 207.8 passing yards per game. Kevin Olsen is completing 53.2% of his passes for 617 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions for Charlotte. Robert Washington has rushed for 234 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Kalif Phillips has rushed for 147 yards and 1 touchdown for the 49ers. Austin Duke has caught 22 passes for 267 yards and 2 touchdowns, while T.L. Ford II has caught 17 passes for 260 yards and 2 touchdowns for Charlotte. The Charlotte defense is giving up 42.2 points per game with 162.8 rushing yards and 323.8 passing yards per game. Nick Cook has led the Charlotte defense with 40 tackles, while Ed Rolle has added 16 tackles and 1 interception. Stephen Muscarello has gone 2-3 on field goals for Charlotte, with a long of 29 yards.
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The Old Dominion Monarchs are 2-2 this season after beating UTSA in their last game by a score of 33-19. Old Dominion was able to pull away in the fourth quarter after playing in a tight game. The Old Dominion offense is averaging 29 points per game with 180.8 rushing yards and 208.2 passing yards per game. David Washington is completing 56.2% of his passes for 746 yards, 8 touchdowns, and 1 interception for Old Dominion. Ray Lawry has rushed for 285 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Jeremy Cox has rushed for 222 yards and 4 touchdowns for the Monarchs. Zach Pascal has caught 22 passes for 265 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Jonathan Duhart has caught 15 passes for 204 yards and 3 touchdowns for Old Dominion. The Old Dominion defense is giving up 30 points per game with 152.2 rushing yards and 232.5 passing yards per game. TJ Ricks has led the Old Dominion defense with 39 tackles, while Anthony Wilson has added 37 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks. Chris Kirtley and Bailey Cate have both gone 1-1 on field goals for Old Dominion, with longs of 21 yards.
Old Dominion is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games. The over is 6-1-1 in Old Dominion’s last 8 conference games. Charlotte is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-7-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Charlotte’s last 6 games following a loss.
Charlotte has struggled to start the season, while Old Dominion has been able to play much better, especially on defense. Charlotte does have the home field advantage and should come out fired up, in hopes of turning their season around. The line has jumped from 6 to 10 in favor of Old Dominion, but I like Charlotte at home in this one.