CHARLOTTE over Old Dominion by 3
Maybe you’ve heard of a game called ‘Would You Rather’, where contestants are forced to choose between two options – which often become more unpleasant as the competition wears on. Like in this evening’s CUSA East barnburner between the Monarchs and 49ers. Would you rather watch this entire game on TV or trim your own toenails with hedge clippers? Personally, we’ll avoid the drama and look strictly at cashing a ticket with the home dog Niners. Despite being 0-2 SUATS and ITS (lost the stats by a whopping 383 yards), the Monarchs go out as road chalk for the second time in as many tries this season, and they failed miserably at Liberty in the season opener. Charlotte closes out a 3-game homestand by looking to avenge a 6-0 whitewash suffered at ODU last season, a ‘would you rather’ snoozefest if there ever was one. Hey, if the Monarchs stay favored at game time, we’re not buying… not with Old Dominion now away when coming off a SUATS loss in its young tenure as an FBS member. Throw in a Charlotte defense that gives up 180 less yard per game than ODU and we’re on the take this evening in the Queen City.