Appalachian State Mountaineers (3-3) vs. Old Dominion Monarchs (3-3)
Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Old Dominion Monarchs 10/21/23 – Week 8 of the NCAAF season brings a matchup of two teams with identical records, looking to break the .500 deadlock. Both the Appalachian State Mountaineers and the Old Dominion Monarchs stand at 3-3, eager to tip the balance in their favor. With the game set for Kornblau Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium, the action promises to be intense. Stay tuned as we provide you with free NCAAF picks and analysis for this enticing face-off.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers have experienced mixed results this season. Nate Noel, with 652 rushing yards and an average of 5.3 yards per rush attempt, has been their go-to running back, while Kaedin Robinson (their wide receiver) has shown flashes of brilliance, with 327 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
Old Dominion Monarchs have had some impressive performances as well, led by running back Kadarius Calloway who averages 12.6 yards per rush attempt and has run 75 yards long – he is a key piece for the Monarchs’ ground game. Additionally, wide receiver Kelby Williams, with 338 receiving yards and one touchdown, has made an impactful contribution to their air game.
Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Old Dominion Monarchs 10/21/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Kornblau Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium|
Joey Aguilar QB vs. Grant Wilson QB
Joey Aguilar, Appalachian State’s quarterback, has had an outstanding year. Amassing 1530 passing yards and 14 touchdowns shows off Aguilar’s strength and accuracy while only throwing 5 interceptions and having a 60% completion rate leaves room for improvement. Aguilar’s tactical acumen, especially when making split-second decisions that dictate Mountaineers momentum is often key; therefore he must keep a calm head while maintaining his playmaking abilities against Monarchs defense.
Grant Wilson of the Old Dominion Monarchs has experienced difficulty as his completion rate of 50.5% indicates. With 838 passing yards and seven touchdowns to his name, Wilson shows signs of great promise; however, 23 sacks taken and five interceptions show areas of improvement that require his attention; his ability to read defensive plays quickly and make swift decisions will be key during this matchup.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Appalachian State Mountaineers -225, Total Odds: 53.5
Considering the odds, the Mountaineers are slight favorites. The spread of -6.5 points leans in their favor, indicating the belief that they may have the upper hand. However, with both teams being evenly matched record-wise, this game could swing either way, making the betting scenario quite intriguing.
Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Trends
The Mountaineers have had a tough time recently, with a 2-8-1 record against the spread in their last 11 games. Their overall game performance has seen more points scored with 5 of their last 7 games going over the total. However, their on-the-road performance leaves much to be desired, with 1-6 straight-up in their last 7 away games. Their recent record against Sun Belt conference opponents and those in the East Division also signals some concerns for bettors.
Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Monarchs’ betting trends are a mixed bag. They’ve been strong against the spread lately, with a 4-1 ATS record in their last five. However, they’ve won only 3 of their last 12 games straight up. Their home game total score trend leans heavily towards the under, with 5 of their last 6 home games going under. Their impeccable 5-0 ATS record against the Sun Belt conference is noteworthy, but their straight-up record against East Division teams has been a challenge.
Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Old Dominion Monarchs 10/21/23 Betting Picks
Based on recent performances and betting trends, the Appalachian State Mountaineers appear to have a slight edge. However, considering the unpredictability and the stakes of the game, anything can happen.
For those seeking to place a wager, the Monarchs’ recent ATS record might be appealing, especially considering the Mountaineers’ struggles on the road. This game, given the balanced team performances, could be tighter than the odds suggest. For those interested in the total, considering both teams’ recent trends, the under might be worth a look. As always, ensure you make informed decisions with pro handicapper picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: Appalachian State Mountaineers 28, Old Dominion Monarchs 24.