OLD DOMINION over Fla Atlantic by 4
The Monarchs had a week off to recover from back-to-back beatings by ACC teams, losing by 30 to UNC and by 38 to Virginia Tech. Seventeenyear old QB Steven Williams made his first CFB start against the Hokies two weeks ago (he was only 8-for26 for 85 yards), so ODU head coach Bobby Wilder might want to consider exploiting a soft FAU rush defense that’s allowing 4.7 yards per carry. In fact, the Owls have been outyarded in all four FBS games this season, and are 0-5-1 ATS in their last six road chalk appearances. Old Dominion has been a tough out at home since the start of the 2016 season, going 8-1 SU in its last nine tries at Norfolk (lone loss in this year’s opener against Navy). Our database wraps things up with this beauty: home dogs playing with rest off a shutout loss are 19-11 ATS since 1982, including 7-2 ATS as dogs of less than 5 points. A must take as the Monarchs force FAU’s Lane Kiffing to bend the knee.