Florida Atlantic vs. Old Dominion - 11/19/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Old Dominion Monarchs (7-3) at Florida Atlantic Owls (3-7)
College Football: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm (FAU Stadium)
The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls +7.5 -- Over/Under: 62.5
TV: Campus Insiders
The Florida Atlantic Owls and the Old Dominion Monarchs face off on Saturday in week 12 college football action.
The Florida Atlantic Owls are3-7 this season and they have won their last 2 games. FAU is averaging 23.7 points and 382.7 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 16 times. Owls QB Jason Driskel has completed 59.9 percent of his passes with 7 touchdowns and 8 interceptions and he has rushed for 3 touchdowns. Greg Howell is FAU’s top rusher with 723 yards and 11 touchdowns and Kalib Woods is the top receiver with 55 receptions. The Florida Atlantic defense is allowing 35.8 points and 478.6 yards per game with 10 interceptions, 5 fumble recoveries, and 22 sacks. Jalen Young is the Owls top tackler with 92, Azee Al-Shaair has 91 tackles, and Tre Hendrickson has 9 sacks. Florida Atlantic scheduled tough out of conference but even so they just suffered far too many close losses as four of their losses were by 6 points or less.
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 7-3 this season and they have won 6 of their last 7 games. The ODU offense is averaging 34.8 points and 406.3 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 6 times. Monarchs QB David Washington has completed 58.4 percent of his passes for 21 touchdowns and 3 interceptions and he has rushed for a touchdown. Ray Lawry is Old Dominion’s top rusher with 811 yards and 8 touchdowns and Jeremy Cox has 560 yards and 12 touchdowns while Zach pascal is the leading receiver with 46 catches and 6 touchdowns and Jonathan Duhart has 35 catches and 5 touchdowns. The ODU defense is allowing 28.2 points and 392.6 yards per game with 9 interceptions, 12 fumble recoveries, and 29 sacks. T.J. Ricks leads the Monarchs with 81 tackles, Anthony Wilson has 77 tackles, and Bunmi Rotimi has 7 sacks. Old Dominion is a force offensively and inside their conference have been very tough.
Florida Atlantic is 2-8-1 against the spread in their last 11 games, 4-0 against the spread at home against a team with a winning road record, and 1-11-1 against the spread in their last 13 home games. Old Dominion is 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 conference games, 4-1 against the spread following a win, and 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 road games.
Florida Atlantic just has a knack of keeping games close and with ODU not being a great road cover team I will take the points with the Owls.