The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (1-4, 0-1 C-USA) and Old Dominion Monarchs (1-5, 0-2 C-USA) will face off, with both teams heading into the matchup on losing streaks — the Hilltoppers four in a row, the Monarchs four in a row. Western Kentucky is a heavy favorite (-13.5). The expected point total for the matchup is set at 67.
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The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 16, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See the table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
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- Game Day: Saturday, October 16, 2021
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- Location: Norfolk, Virginia
- Stadium: S.B. Ballard Stadium
Monarchs Player Insights
- Darriel Mack Jr. leads Old Dominion with 859 passing yards (143.2 ypg) on 86-of-167 passing with five touchdowns compared to seven interceptions this season. He also adds 177 rushing yards (29.5 ypg) on 72 carries while scoring six touchdowns on the ground.
- Blake Watson’s team-high 339 rushing yards (84.8 per game) have come on 67 carries, with one touchdown this year.
- This season Lala Davis has rushed for 254 yards (50.8 per game) on 45 carries with two touchdowns.
- Zack Kuntz’s team-high 262 receiving yards (43.7 yards per game) have come on 27 receptions with two touchdowns.
- Ali Jennings has hauled in 16 passes for 211 yards (35.2 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
- Stone Smartt’s 12 catches have turned into 117 yards (19.5 ypg).
Monarchs Team Stats
- The Hilltoppers have allowed an average of 38.4 points per game, 14.7 more than the 23.7 the Monarchs have scored.
- The Hilltoppers average 40.4 points per game, 10.9 more than the Monarchs allow per outing (29.5).
- When Old Dominion surrenders fewer than 40.4 points, it has a 1-3 record.
- The Monarchs offense has accumulated 134.7 less yards per game than the Hilltoppers defense has allowed this year (345.7 to 480.4).
- The Monarchs convert 41.9% of their third downs (52nd in college football), while the Hilltoppers’ defense ranks 130th in that category (54.2%)
Monarchs Betting Insights
- Old Dominion has compiled a 3-2-1 record against the spread this season.
- The Monarchs have an ATS record of 1-1-1 when playing as at least 13.5-point underdogs.
- Games involving Old Dominion have hit the over three times this year.
- The Monarchs have won their only C-USA game this year when playing as at least 13.5-point underdogs.
- The Monarchs came up short in their last outing by a final score of 20-13 against the Marshall Thundering Herd, covering the spread as 21.5-point underdogs.
- The teams faced a total of 62.5 and hit on the under.
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