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Week 3: Virginia vs Old Dominion 9/17/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Old Dominion Monarchs (1-1) vs. Virginia Cavaliers (1-1)
September 17, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers -10.5 / Old Dominion Monarchs +10,5; Over/Under: +53
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The Virginia Cavaliers and Old Dominion Monarchs clash Saturday in week 3 college football action from Scott Stadium.

The Old Dominion Monarchs will look to rebound from a 39-21 loss to East Carolina last time out. Hayden Wolff has thrown for 440 yards, 3 touchdowns and an interception on 50% passing while Blake Watson leads ODU with 105 rushing yards. Ali Jennings III has a team-high 13 catches for 322 receiving yards as well for the Monarchs’ receiving group this season. On defense, Jason Henderson has a team-high 30 total tackles while Old Dominion’s defense has combined for 4 sacks and 4 interceptions.

The Virginia Cavaliers will hope to bounce back after their 23-3 loss to Illinois last time out. Brennan Armstrong’s thrown for 426 yards, 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on 52.3% passing while Perris Jones has a team-high 130 rushing yards this season. Lavel Davis Jr. leads Virginia’s receiving group with 156 receiving yards while Keytaon Thompson leads the Cavaliers’ receiving group with 9 grabs for 117 yards this season. On defense, Nick Jackson leads the Cavaliers with 23 total tackles while Antonio Clary has 15 total tackles with a team-high 13 solo tackles. Anthony Johnson also has an interception while Virginia’s defense has 5 sacks as a unit.

Old Dominion is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against the ACC and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the under is 7-3 in their last 10 games overall. Virginia is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games in September.

I get the case to be made for either side here, but I’m looking firmly at the under here. Old Dominion just couldn’t keep pace with what East Carolina was bringing to the table last week and Virginia fell to Illinois with a lack of offense themselves. I just think this is a game where there’s going to be a lot of running of the football, lots of clock chewed up and just a low-scoring game that struggles to get into the 40s. Give me the under.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 53

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