Old Dominion Monarchs (0-2) vs Charlotte 49’ers (1-1)Date : 09/15/2018
Time : 4:00 pm EST
Location : Jerry Richardson Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Old Dominion Monarchs vs Charlotte 49’ers
The Monarchs of Old Dominion will meet the Charlotte 49’ers at Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday afternoon at 4 pm EST. The Monarchs will be looking for their first win of the season after losing at home to the Florida International Golden Panthers on last Saturday by a 28-20 score to where they would not cash in on the spread while the under of 51.5 was not surpassed. The 49’ers would get blitzed at home by App State last Saturday by 45-9 score as they would also not cover the spread (-15) while the over was the play with the total being set at 48.5 points. The last time these two teams met was on 11-4-2017 when Old Dominion would sneak out with a 6-0 win. Nonetheless, the Monarchs would keep this close and cover the spread in the end (+10) while the under was the play with totals being set at 49.
Old Dominion Monarchs's Latest Performance :
Charlotte would lose in week 2 at home to a tough Appalachian State team by a 45-9 score. The offense for the 49’ers would be terrible as they only mustered 203 yards for the game on 95 yards rushing along with 108 total passing yards. Chris Reynolds would go 12 for 22 with a pick in the loss while the rushing attack would be led by Ben Lemay, who would rush for 35 yards on 7 attempts. Workpeh Kofa would have 2 catches for 35 yards along with Victor Tucker having 4 receptions for 33 yards in the loss for the 49’ers. Ben Daluca (8 tackles, 3 assists) along with Anthony Butler (3 tackles, sack) would lead the defensive unit in the matchup as the Monarchs would allow the Mountaineers to average 19.7 yards per pass play along with 4 yards per rush in defeat.
Charlotte 49’ers 's Latest Performance :
Florida International would score 14 points in the 3rd while holding the monarchs scoreless en route to a 28-20-week 2 victory last Saturday. The defense for Old Dominion certainly had problems getting the Golden Panthers off the field as they allowed them to convert 7 out of 16 3rd down conversion in the contest while they would rack up a total of 489 yards. Lawrence Gardner would lead the defense for ODU with 9 tackles and 7 assists while Oshane Ximines would collect 4 stops along with 2 sacks in the loss for the Monarchs. The ODU offense was only able to convert 3 of 13 on 3rd downs for the game while rushing for 93 total yards led by Jeremy Cox with 43 yards on 13 rushes. Jonathan Duhart would have 2 scores on the night to spark the offense along with 150 yards on 3 receptions while Isiah Harper would haul in 4 catches for 36 yards in the loss. In all, the offense for ODU would hold the football for only 25:54 minutes and would sputter in the 2nd half.
How Old Dominion Monarchs & Charlotte 49’ers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Charlotte is 1-1 ATS while the O/U is 1-1
ODU is 0-2 ATS while the O/U is 1-1
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
While both these teams have struggled to begin the season, they will both get together on Saturday in week two hoping to get a much-needed victory. Charlotte will be looking to erase the remnants of a tough blowout loss to a tough App State squad while the Monarchs will look to move on from an 8-point defeat at the hands of FIU in week 2. In all, look for this to be an exciting matchup amongst two teams that will be hungry to get a win in which to pick up some positive momentum moving forward.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Old Dominion -1.5
My reason for the pick :
Though both teams would not begin the season on positive notes, I happen to have more confidence in ODU in this instance in that the dismal 49’er offense seems to suffer from a lack of cohesion. The Monarchs would play well in the first half of their last matchup versus FIU, however, was not able to regroup after the half and would sputter. Nonetheless, they will take their first half approach into this game as they will also look to control the trenches in grinding out an all-important road win over a 49’ers team that will seemingly suffer throughout this young 2018 season.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under 40
My reason for the prediction :
I have to say that with two struggling teams such as ODU and Charlotte, I will have to back the under in this contest. Of course, it would be safe and accurate to say that both teams will be looking to better establish themselves in the trenches where they would be whipped in week 2; However, I expect this game to be one where no team will be able to get any type of momentum going on offense due to their inability to play consistency throughout the game. In all, the under will be a strong play in this matchup as the defenses will certainly have a chance in which to pad their numbers against 2 very mediocre offenses thus far.
Betting trends for Old Dominion Monarchs:
- Monarchs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in September.
- Monarchs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Monarchs are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games on turf.
Betting trends for Charlotte 49’ers :
- 49ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
- 49ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss of more than 20 points.
- 49ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games