Arkansas State Red Wolves (1-2) vs. Old Dominion Monarchs (1-2)
September 24, 2022 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Old Dominion Monarchs -5.5 / Arkansas State Red Wolves +5.5; Over/Under: 56.5
(Click here for latest betting odds)
The Old Dominion Monarchs and Arkansas State Red Wolves clash Saturday night in week 4 Sun Belt college football action at S.B. Ballard Stadium. The Arkansas State Red Wolves look to get back to a .500 record. The Old Dominion Monarchs also look to get off to a 2-2 start.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves have lost 7 of their last 8 road games. James Blackman is completing 68.2 percent of his passes for 673 yards, 4 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Champ Flemings and Seydou Traore have combined for 384 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Johnnie Lang has 7 receptions. The Arkansas State Red Wolves ground game is averaging 162.3 yards per contest, and Lang leads the way with 184 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Arkansas State is allowing 30.7 points and 395.7 yards per game. Melique Straker leads the Arkansas State Red Wolves with 20 tackles, Thurman Geathers has 1.5 sacks and Eddie Smith has 1 interception.
The Old Dominion Monarchs have won their last 4 home games. Hayden Wolff is completing 54.5 percent of his passes for 675 yards, 5 touchdowns and 1 interception. Ali Jennings III and Zack Kuntz have combined for 514 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, while Jordan Bly has 9 receptions. The Old Dominion Monarchs ground game is averaging 67.3 yards per contest, and Blake Watson leads the way with 175 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Old Dominion is allowing 24 points and 463.3 yards per game. Jason Henderson leads the Old Dominion Monarchs with 42 tackles, Ryan Henry has 2 sacks and Terry Jones has 1 interception.
The Red Wolves are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Monarchs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 8-2 in Red Wolves last 10 games overall. The under is 8-3 in Monarchs last 11 games overall.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are one of the worst defenses in the league through 3 games, especially their pass defense that’s ranked 99th in the country. This will also be the Red Wolves third straight road game, so there could be some tired legs here. The Old Dominion Monarchs are coming off back to back road games where they sowed promise despite their losses, and we can’t forget their win over Virginia Tech. ODU has been the better team up to this point and has shown us more. At home, I’ll side with the Monarchs and reasonable line.