Virginia vs. Old Dominion - 9/21/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia vs. Old Dominion
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:01 AM (Scott Stadium )
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The Old Dominion Monarchs and the Virginia Cavaliers will match up on the college football circuit Saturday.
Old Dominion enters this one at 1-1 on the year. The Monarchs opened up with a 24-21 victory over Norfolk State, but fell in game two to Virginia Tech 31-17.
In the VT game, Monarchs QB Stone Smartt posted 122 yards passing, and Elijah Davis led the rush on 81 yards. Steven Williams hauled in three passes for 36 receiving yards to lead Old Dominion there.
Over on the Virginia side, they’re 3-0 to open up the season. The Cavaliers have so far taken out Pitt 30-14, William & Mary 52-17 and Florida State 31-24.
In the win over the Seminoles, Virginia QB Bryce Perkins posted 295 yards, one TD and two picks, and Wayne Taulapapa had 53 yards rushing and three scores. Terrell Jana led the Cavs in receiving on 85 yards from seven catches.
The Monarchs are 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven versus a team with a winning record. ODU is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 in September and 2-5 ATS in their last seven after an ATS win.
Meanwhile, Virginia is 3-0-1 ATS in their last four overall and 3-0-1 ATS in their last four on grass. The Cavaliers are 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine in September and 5-1 ATS in their last six non-conference games.
Old Dominion started out pretty slow against Virginia Tech but did score 14 second-half points. Trouble is, the Hokies were able to respond and the Monarchs couldn’t close the gap.
Realistically going up against a strong team like Virginia I don’t see ODU coming close here. I’m going to stick with the Cavs.