Free Week 2 Prediction: Monarchs vs Mountaineers Odds
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(1-0) Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers (0-1)
Date: Saturday, September 10th
Time: 3:30 PM
Venue: Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: Appalachian State -20.5
NCAA Betting Total: 55.0
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Stop me if you have heard this before. Appalachian State had a top 10 team on the road on the ropes.
Unlike their upset at the Big House in 2007, the Mountaineers couldn’t pull off another upset and fell to number 9 ranked Tennessee in OT.
The game was going exactly the way the Mountaineers wanted it to.
But, they fell just short.
The key now will be building off the positive things from that game and not hanging their heads on what could have been.
Old Dominion Monarchs
With 17 starters back from 2015, the Monarchs certainly have high hopes for this season. Trying to compete in Conference USA might be one while vying for a bowl bid and gaining some revenge from last season are probably others.
They have a shot at revenge this week against Appalachian State who embarrassed them 49-0 at home last season.
The beatdown by the Mountaineers last season was even worse than the score makes it seem.
The Monarchs totaled just 175 yards and picked up just 8 first downs.
They turned the ball over 4 times and gave up 303 yards on the ground.
While revenge is certainly on their mind, they might still be licking their wounds from that one.
The Monarchs weren’t exactly tested in Week 1 as they hosted FCS opponent Hampton and won handily.
If Old Dominion wants any shot at competing in this game, they will have to figure out a way to at least slow down the Mountaineer rushing attack.
The Mountaineers still managed 184 rushing yards last week against Tennessee who is expected to sport one of the top defenses in the SEC.
Appalachian State Mountaineers
The Mountaineers certainly put a scare into Tennessee and woke up a Volunteer team that is supposed to compete for a conference and possibly national title.
It also got plenty of people’s attention on the quality of this Mountaineer football team.
Everyone knew about the Mountaineer rushing attack. It led Appalachian State to a 11-2 record in 2015 including a bowl win over Ohio.
From the nation’s 6th best rushing attack in 2015, the leading rusher in Marcus Cox returned.
Cox rushed for 1423 yards and 9 touchdowns last season and started off with 115 rushing yards in the opener against Tennessee.
Jalin Moore carried just 7 times for 17 yards against Tennessee but expect him to be utilized more this week and going forward after he was the 2nd leading rusher last season with 743 yards.
The Mountaineer defense returned 9 starters from last season and looked good against the Volunteers – giving up just 3 yards per rush and forcing two turnovers.
The key to this game will be how the Mountaineers bounce back from their loss. Even if the Mountaineers start slow, over the course of the game they should have no problem covering the spread.
Appalachian State won six of their games last season by 21 or more points.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Old Dominion is 4-7 ATS in their last 11 road games.
- Over is 7-5-1 in Old Dominion’s last 13 games.
- Appalachian State is 11-3 SU in their last 14 games.
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Prediction
Appalachian State proved that they aren’t afraid of anyone by going into a hostile SEC environment and taking a top 10 team to overtime. They should keep that same swagger as they roll through Old Dominion.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Appalachian State -20.5
The Mountaineers could sputter out of the gate with a look ahead game against Miami next week. But, their talent will prove to be too much by the end of the game.
BONUS Pick: Old Dominion First Half.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Appalachian State 46 – Old Dominion 21
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