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Monarchs vs Cavaliers Pick & Preview- NCAAF Week 3

The Old Dominion Monarchs travel to take on the Virginia Cavaliers, at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, VA. Kickoff for this week’s game is set for 2:00 PM ET and will be televised on ACCN. The odds for this week 3 non conference matchup have the Cavaliers as the -8.5 point favorite on the spread. The over-under point total is currently set at 52.0.

Monarchs vs Cavaliers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAF
  • Teams: Old Dominion Monarchs at Virginia Cavaliers
  • Where: Charlottesville at Scott Stadium
  • Date: Saturday, September 17th
  • Betting Odds:
  • VIR -8.5, OLD +261 | VIR -345 O/U 52.0

Monarchs Preview:

The Old Dominion Monarchs travel to take on the Virginia Cavaliers in a non-conference matchup with an overall record of 1-1. So far, they have yet to play a game in the Sun Belt.

Old Dominion is coming off a 18 loss to East Carolina by a score of 39-21. The Monarchs entered the game as 13.0 point road underdogs, making this an ATS loss. The two team’s combined to score 60 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 51.0. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 531 yards, with 261 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 133rd in rush yards allowed per-game. Currently, Old Dominion is ranked 86th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 270 yards through the air.

The Monarchs head into the game with the 123rd ranked scoring offense at 20.5 points per-game. Currently, they have scored a majority of their touchdowns through the air, with 3 receiving touchdowns compared to 1 rushing scores. When looking at the team’s performance in the run game, they are currently 181st in yards per-game at 47.5. On average, they hand the ball off 23.5 times per contest. Heading into the game, the Monarchs will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per-game average of 220.0 yards places them 103rd in the NCAA. So far, they are the 94th ranked team in attempts per contest (32.0).

Cavaliers Preview:

The Virginia Cavaliers travel to take on the Old Dominion Monarchs in a non-conference matchup with an overall record of 1-1. So far, they have yet to play a game in the Atlantic Coast.

In their last matchup, Virginia fell by a score of 24-3 to Illinois. Heading into the game, the Cavaliers were 4.0 point underdogs on the spread, leading to a loss vs the spread. With their 27 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 55.0. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 394 yards, with 198 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 128th in rush yards allowed per-game. Currently, Virginia is ranked 53rd in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 196 yards through the air.

On offense, the Cavaliers are averaging 18.5 points per-game, good for 130th in the NCAA. So far, a majority of their touchdowns have come on the ground, as they have rushed for 3, while throwing for 2. When looking at the team’s performance in the run game, they are currently 98th in yards per-game at 150.5. On average, they hand the ball off 35.5 times per contest. Heading into the game, the Cavaliers will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per-game average of 213.0 yards places them 109th in the NCAA. So far, they are the 79th ranked team in attempts per contest (33.5).

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game

In terms of betting, the Monarchs have an ATS record of 1-1-0. Their current over-under record sits at 1-1-0. Through their last 5 road contests, the Monarchs offense has averaged 24.4 points per game while allowing an average of 26.0. Old Dominion posted an overall record of 2-3-0 while going 3-2-0 ATS.

In terms of betting, the Cavaliers have an ATS record of 0-2-0. Their current over-under record sits at 0-2-0. When looking at their past 5 home matchups, Virginia has an ATS record of 2-3-0 while averaging 31.4 per game. The team went 3-2-0 overall in these games.

Monarchs vs Cavaliers Pick

Free Spread Prediction: Old Dominion Monarchs 8.5

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