The Florida Atlantic Owls (-13) are heading north to take on their in-conference nemesis Old Dominion Monarchs at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. This afternoon matchup is scheduled to get underway at 3:30 p.m. ET and ESPN+ has the TV rights.
Florida Atlantic vs. Old Dominion Betting Odds 10/26/2019
Florida Atlantic is giving up 13 points in this CUSA game. The Owls are currently being given -550 moneyline odds while the Monarchs are +375. This CUSA match will probably have several in-game betting opportunities, and the over/under (O/U) has been set at 53 points.
The Owls are 4-3 straight up (SU), including 2-1 SU against CUSA opponents. The Monarchs are 1-6 SU overall and 0-3 SU in conference play. The Owls are 4-3 against the spread (ATS) and have gained 0.1 units this season. The team has recorded an O/U mark of 4-3.
The Monarchs have been a disappointment to moneyline bettors this year, losing 4.5 units. The team is 3-4 ATS and has an O/U record of 2-5.
The Owls fell to Marshall 36-31 in a matchup where their defense allowed the Thundering Herd to run for 254 yards on 44 rush attempts, including two rush TDs. Brenden Knox torched the defense in that one with 220 rushing yards and both touchdowns on 23 attempts. On the offensive side, Chris Robison completed only 21-of-39 passes for 362 yards and one interception. Deangelo Antoine (seven receptions, 111 yards) and Harrison Bryant (five catches, 72 yards) shared the receiving duties.
Old Dominion most-recently lost convincingly 38-14 to UAB. The team’s defensive unit let the Blazers run for 175 yards on 44 rush attempts, including three rush TDs. Austin Watkins had a productive showing, posting 121 yards on five catches for UAB. For Old Dominion, Messiah deWeaver completed six-of-24 passes for 82 yards and one interception. deWeaver (14 yards on 17 rush attempts) handled the ground game in the defeat as Darrell Brown (four receptions, 64 yards) and Chris Cunningham (one catch, 11 yards) led the pass-catching attack.
Florida Atlantic has run the ball on 52.5 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Old Dominion has a rush percentage of 60 percent. The Owls have produced 130 rush yards per game (including 165 per game against Conference USA opponents) and have 15 scores via handoffs this year. The Monarchs are putting up 95 rush yards per contest (59 in conference) and have 10 total rushing TDs.
The Owls have averaged 283 yards through the air overall (283 per game against conference opposition) and have 13 passing TDs so far. The Monarchs have produced 147 pass yards per game (113.0 in the CUSA) and have two total pass scores.
On the defensive side of the ball, Florida Atlantic has allowed 163 rush yards and 263 pass yards per game. Old Dominion has been a bit better than that, allowing 130.6 rushing yards per game and 215.6 to opponents in the air. Both teams allow similar adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) to the opposition, as the Owls have given up an ANY/A of 6.83 to opposing QBs, while the Monarchs are yielding an ANY/A of 6.88.
Robison has been more productive than deWeaver lately, as his adjusted net yards per pass attempt sits at 7.27for the year (and 5.76 over the last two outings). deWeaver’s ANY/A is 0.86 for the year and 2.74 across his last two games.
When these two schools faced each other a year ago, Florida Atlantic got the victory over Old Dominion, 52-33.
Florida Atlantic Owls vs. Old Dominion Monarchs Free Prediction
SU Winner – Old Dominion, ATS Winner – Old Dominion, O/U – Under
Team Betting Notes
The Florida Atlantic defensive unit has sacked opposing QBs 16 times this season. Old Dominion has registered just nine sacks.
The Old Dominion offense has lost three fumbles this season while Florida Atlantic has lost two.
The Owls offense has created seven pass plays of 40 or more yards, while the Monarchs have accounted for four such plays.
The Florida Atlantic defense has allowed six pass plays of 40+ yards, while Old Dominion has given up three such plays.
The Florida Atlantic offense has created 11 rushing plays of 20+ yards, while Old Dominion has created six such runs.
The Owls defense has allowed 15 rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while the Monarchs have given up eight such runs.
The Over/Under for Old Dominion’s previous game was set at 42. The over cashed in that 38-14 defeat to UAB.
Over its last three matchups, Old Dominion is 1-2 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
Over its last three contests, Florida Atlantic is 2-1 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
The O/U for Florida Atlantic’s last game was set at 58. The over cashed in the team’s 36-31 loss to Marshall.
As a team, Florida Atlantic has averaged 3.9 yards per carry over its past three outings and 3.4 over its last two.
Old Dominion has averaged 1.8 yards per carry over its last three matchups and 1.8 over its last two.