Old Dominion vs. Western Kentucky Famous Toastery Bowl Prediction: Picks & Start Time – December 18, 2023

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The Famous Toastery Bowl will feature a matchup between the Old Dominion Monarchs and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

Old Dominion vs. Western Kentucky Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Old Dominion as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Old Dominion has -200 odds to pick up the win, while Western Kentucky is listed at +161 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 48.5 points.

Game Info

How to Watch Old Dominion vs. Western Kentucky Live?

  • Game Day: Monday, December 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Stadium: Jerry Richardson Stadium

Betting Preview

Old Dominion

Old Dominion ranks 95th in total offense (350.9 yards per game) and 76th in total defense (386.2 yards allowed per game) this season. Old Dominion is totaling 22.9 points per game on offense this year (101st in the FBS), and is surrendering 26.3 points per game (67th) on the other side of the ball. Old Dominion is totaling 200.8 passing yards per game offensively this year (97th in the FBS), and is giving up 238.3 passing yards per game (88th) on the other side of the ball. Old Dominion is compiling 150.2 rushing yards per game on offense (79th in the FBS), and ranks 59th defensively with 147.9 rushing yards allowed per game. Old Dominion is putting up a 35.8% third-down percentage offensively this year (99th in the FBS), and is giving up a 35.0% third-down conversion rate (31st) on the other side of the ball. Old Dominion has forced 13 total turnovers (60th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 15 times (92nd in the FBS) for -2a turnover margin of -2, 81st-ranked in college football.

Western Kentucky

Western Kentucky’s defense has been bottom-25 in total defense this season, ceding 427.2 total yards per game, which ranks 17th-worst. On offense, it ranks 56th with 396.6 total yards per contest. Western Kentucky ranks 53rd in the FBS with 29.8 points per contest on offense, and it ranks 87th with 28.2 points ceded per game on the defensive side of the ball. Western Kentucky’s pass defense ranks 89th in the FBS with 238.6 passing yards given up per contest, but it has been bolstered by its offense, which ranks 19th-best by compiling 286.6 passing yards per contest. In terms of rushing, this season has been tough for Western Kentucky on both offense and defense, as it is posting just 110.0 rushing yards per contest (18th-worst) and ceding 188.6 rushing yards per game (12th-worst). In terms of third-down efficiency, Western Kentucky ranks 50th in the FBS (41.3% third-down conversion rate) and 60th on defense (38.5% third-down rate allowed). Western Kentucky has a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking 21st-best at +6.

Old Dominion vs. Western Kentucky Betting Analysis

Old Dominion Betting Insights

Old Dominion is 7-4-1 against the spread this season. Old Dominion is winless against the spread when it is 4.5-point or greater favorites (0-1). Games involving Old Dominion have hit the over five times this season. The Monarchs have been the moneyline favorite just two other times so far this season, and they split the two games. The Monarchs have yet to play as a moneyline favorite of -200 or shorter.

Western Kentucky Betting Insights

Western Kentucky has covered the spread five times this season (5-7-0). Western Kentucky is winless against the spread when it has played as 4.5-point underdogs or more (0-2). This year, six Western Kentucky games have gone over the point total. The Hilltoppers have been listed as the underdog three times this season and have failed to win any of those games. The Hilltoppers are this season when entering a game as the underdog by +161 or more on the moneyline.

Old Dominion vs. Western Kentucky Against The Spread & Betting Records

Old Dominion

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 53.5 53.1 53.9
Implied Total AVG 32.2 31.3 33.0
ATS Record 7-4-1 3-2-1 4-2-0
Over/Under Record 5-7-0 2-4-0 3-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-1 1-1 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 4-5 2-1 2-4

Western Kentucky

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 59.5 60.6 58.5
Implied Total AVG 36.0 37.2 34.8
ATS Record 5-7-0 2-4-0 3-3-0
Over/Under Record 6-6-0 3-3-0 3-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 6-2 3-1 3-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-3 0-1 0-2

Players to Watch

Old Dominion

  • In 11 games for the Monarchs, Grant Wilson has led the offense with 2,026 yards (184.2 yards per game) while posting 16 touchdowns, seven interceptions and a 56.9% completion percentage.
  • In addition to the numbers he’s produced through the air, Wilson has also added 166 rushing yards and two touchdowns in 11 games.
  • As a runner, Keshawn Wicks has compiled 551 yards in the ground game with four rushing touchdowns in 10 games.
  • Wicks has 13 catches (1.3 per game) for 95 yards (9.5 per game) and one touchdown in 10 games for the Monarchs.
  • Kadarius Calloway has rushed for 594 yards (74.3 yards per carry) and four rushing touchdowns for the Monarchs in 2023.
  • As a pass-catcher, Calloway has caught eight balls on zero targets for 48 yards and one touchdown.
  • Reymello Murphy has gotten zero targets in 2023 and has converted them into 27 grabs (2.7 per game) for 495 yards and three TDs in 10 games.
  • The Monarchs’ defensive unit has been aided by the contributions of Jason Henderson, who has played 12 games and compiled 148 tackles, nine TFL, and three sacks.
  • Wayne Matthews III has suited up for 11 games, amassing 102 tackles, three TFL, and two sacks for the Monarchs.
  • With 81 tackles, five TFL, and one interception in 11 games, Shawn Asbury II has been a big part of the Monarchs’ defense in 2023.
  • The Monarchs’ defensive unit has been helped by Terry Jones, who has played 12 games, totaling 92 tackles.

Western Kentucky

  • Austin Reed has passed for 3,317 yards (276.4 per game), completing 61.4% of his throws, with 31 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 12 games.
  • In 11 games, Malachi Corley has 75 receptions for 963 yards (87.5 per game) and 11 touchdowns.
  • In 12 games, Elijah Young has run for 477 yards (39.8 per game) and three TDs.
  • In the passing game, Young has scored two touchdowns, with 17 catches for 183 yards.
  • Dalvin Smith has 41 receptions for 436 yards (43.6 per game) and three touchdowns in 10 games.
  • Kendrick Simpkins has been causing chaos on defense, registering 49 tackles, seven TFL, and seven sacks for the Hilltoppers.
  • In nine games for the Hilltoppers, Anthony Johnson Jr. has delivered three interceptions to go with 36 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended.
  • Desmyn Baker has compiled one sack to go with 41 tackles and two interceptions in 10 games for the Hilltoppers.
  • Kylan Guidry has amassed 45 tackles, two TFL, and two sacks In 12 games for the Hilltoppers.

Old Dominion vs. Western Kentucky Predictions and Pick

Old Dominion vs. Western Kentucky betting card

  • Pick ATS:

    Western Kentucky (+4.5)

  • Pick OU: Over (48.5)

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Our prediction to win this contest is Western Kentucky, and we predict that Western Kentucky will cover the spread (Old Dominion -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 48.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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