Old Dominion Monarchs (4-7) at Rice Owls (1-11)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 24, 2018, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Rice Owls +10 -- Over/Under:
The Old Dominion Monarchs and the Rice Owls meet up in college football action Saturday at Rice Stadium.
ODU enters this one with a 4-7 record so far. The Monarchs have fallen to Liberty, FIU, Charlotte, East Carolina, FL Atlantic, Marshall and Middle Tennessee but taken out VT, WKU, North Texas and VMI.
In the Keydets game, Old Dominion QB Blake LaRussa put up 128 yards and two scores, and Jeremy Cox led the rush with 98 yards and two scores. Matt Geiger also added 91 rush yards and three more TDs.
Over on the Rice side, they’re 1-10 this season. The Owls’ lone win came way back on August 25 against Prairie View, and since then they’ve dropped every game, including a 42-10 defeat by LSU in their last outing.
In the Tigers game, Rice QB Shawn Stankavage put up 101 yards on seven completions, and Aston Walter had 72 yards rushing on 23 attempts. D Angelo Ellis was the lead Rice receiver with his 66 yards from three grabs.
The Monarchs are 8-17 ATS in their last 25 on turf and 3-7 ATS versus a team with a losing record. ODU is 2-7 ATS in their last nine conference games and 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 in November.
Meanwhile, the Owls are 4-1 ATS in their last five overall and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 in November. Rice is 1-4 ATS versus a team with a losing record and 1-5 ATS in their last six home games.
ODU’s offensive explosion against the Keydets is more due to VMI being a bad team than it is anything else, but the Monarchs have put up at least 34 points in three of their last four games, so there’s that.
As for Rice, there’s not much of anything to get excited about or look forward to at this point aside from just getting the season over with. I’m going to stick with the Monarchs on a cover here.