Game Time: 2:00 pm ET, Saturday, November 27, 2021
Venue: S.B. Ballard Stadium, Norfolk, VA
Where to Watch: ESPN+
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Charlotte +9.5, ODU -9.5; Over/Under: 55.5 points
Bet365: Point Spread: Charlotte +9.5, ODU -9.5; Over/Under: 55.5 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Charlotte +10, ODU -10; Over/Under: 55.5 points
Charlotte 49ers: 5-6 (5th place, C-USA East)
Old Dominion Monarchs: 5-6 (3rd place, C-USA East)
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Charlotte 49ers vs Old Dominion Monarchs Preview and Analysis
Charlotte 49ers: lost at home on Nov. 20 against the Marshall Thundering Herd 49-28.
Old Dominion Monarchs: won on the road on Nov. 20 against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 24-17.
Charlotte 49ers Analysis
Charlotte is coming into this game with a 5-6 record overall and they are 1-4 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 8th conference matchup of the year and they are currently 3-4 in their conference games this season. They have lost 4 of their last 5 games and are coming into this one on a 2 game losing streak after another loss in their last game. Chris Reynolds played alright in that game but he also struggled at times as he completed 19/34 passes for 176 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. James Foster came into the game as well and completed 6/7 passes for 69 yards and 1 touchdown. Shadrick Byrd led the team in rushing with 61 yards on 14 carries. Grant DuBose led the receivers with 70 yards on 6 receptions while Keith Pearson had 56 yards and 1 touchdown on 4 receptions. Cameron Dollar caught 2 touchdown passes in that one and Chavon McEachern caught the other TD. Jonathan Alexander led the defense in that game with 4 solo tackles and 8 assisted ones. No one on the defense recorded a sack or an interception for them in that game. They have scored 292 points in their 11 games this season averaging 26.6 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 352 points against them allowing 32 PPG. Their offense is averaging 397.5 YPG while their defense is allowing 467.5 YPG.
Old Dominion Monarchs Analysis
ODU is coming into this game with a 5-6 record overall and they are 3-2 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. This will be the 8th conference matchup on their schedule this year and they are currently 4-3 in their conference games this season. They are coming into this one on a 4 game winning streak after another win in their last game. Hayden Wolff played alright in that game as he completed 14/23 passes for 237 yards and 1 touchdown. Blake Watson led the team in rushing with 61 yards and 1 touchdown on 19 carries while Elijah Davis had 49 yards and 1 touchdown on 3 carries. Ali Jennings had a nice day as he led the receivers with 146 yards on 4 receptions while Zack Kuntz had 68 yards and 1 touchdown on 8 receptions. Jason Henderson led the defense in that game with 8 solo tackles and 1 assisted one. Sokoya McDuffie recorded the only sack in that game for them while Joe Joe Headen came up with the only interception in that one. They have scored 286 points in their 11 games this season averaging 26 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 297 points against them allowing 27 PPG. Their offense is averaging 380.4 YPG while their defense is allowing 363 YPG.
Charlotte vs Old Dominion Prediction
Charlotte is coming into this game as a 9.5 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Charlotte has not been playing well in their recent games but their offense has been scoring points in those games, it is their defense that is allowing too many points. ODU does not have the strongest offense so this should be a closer game as Charlotte will be able to keep up with their offense in this game. Both of these teams have 5 wins on the season and need 1 more win to become bowl eligible. Both teams have to get a win here for that to happen so only 1 of these teams will become bowl eligible this season while the other will be playing their last game of the season. This should be a closer game because of that so the best bet to place in this game is on Charlotte to cover the spread here.
Charlotte Old Dominion Prediction: Our NCAAF Pick for Saturday, November 27, 2021 (2:00 pm ET start time) is ODU 31 Charlotte 28.
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NCAAF Betting Trends
Charlotte 49ers: 39-36 O/U in all games. 14-12 O/U when the total is between 49.5 and 56. 21-18 O/U in road games. 27-24 O/U against conference opponents. 28-23 O/U when playing with 6 or less days rest.
Old Dominion Monarchs: 47-41 O/U in all games. 32-23 O/U against conference opponents. 36-29 O/U when playing with 6 or less days rest. 27-21 O/U after playing a conference game.
Charlotte 49ers: V. Tucker (WR) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury. D. Robinson (DB) Out indefinitely - Bicep injury.
Old Dominion Monarchs: None.
“Now you’ve got one more game to get another. Question is how hard is somebody willing to work in this last week for the guy on the left and right of them, because I know I’m going to give it everything I have as long as I’m wearing this green and gold.” - Chris Reynolds on playing their last game of the season.
“That’s something that, going into this season, I was a little worried about because it’d been a long time since we’ve played — since we’ve practiced in consecutive days, let alone playing in consecutive weeks. So that was something I was a little nervous about, and the guys have proven that my worries were misplaced at best.” - Ricky Rahne on his team’s ability to prepare for their games.
WR Dollar, Cameron
WR Spencer, Elijah
WR DuBose, Grant
TE Carriere, Ryan
QB Reynolds, Chris
RB Camp, Calvin
Old Dominion Monarchs
WR Jennings III, Ali
WR Harvey, Javon
WR Bly, Jordan
TE Zack Kuntz
QB Wolff, Hayden
RB Watson, Blake
Passing: C. Reynolds (2453)
Rushing: C. Camp (548)
Receiving: G. Dubose (798)
Touchdowns: G. Dubose (5)
Old Dominion Monarchs
Passing: H. Wolff (1429)
Rushing: B. Watson (929)
Receiving: Z. Kuntz (729)
Touchdowns: D. Mack Jr. (6)
Charlotte 49ers: Will Healy (3rd season)
Old Dominion Monarchs: Ricky Rahne (2nd season)