Check out the Massachusetts vs. Old Dominion fearless prediction and game preview.
Massachusetts (1-4) vs. Old Dominion (3-2) Game Preview
Date: Friday, Oct. 7
Game Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: S.B. Ballard Stadium, Norfolk, VA
If Old Dominion wants to stay in the hunt for a bowl spot, this is the game it needs to have.
There are winnable games ahead against UTEP, Florida Atlantic and FIU, but the Monarchs have to be able to take down a punchless UMass team that’s feisty, but doesn’t have much to show for it.
The Minutemen came up with a stunning win over FIU, and they’ve kept it close at home against Mississippi State and Tulane, but it’s been hard to come up with the key moment they need with a ground game that’s getting stuffed for just 82 yards per game. Fortunately, to keep games close, the defense – especially the secondary, has been plucky.
ODU has RB Ray Lawry ready to go with an ankle problem, and that could be all the difference for an offense that’s been balanced and effective against the awful teams on the slate.
The Monarchs dominate the turnover battle, they’ll run well enough to keep things moving, and the solid defense will keep the Minutemen from breaking through when they have their chances.
Massachusetts vs. Old Dominion Prediction
Final Score: Old Dominion 27, Massachusetts 17
Line: Old Dominion -7, o/u: Not Available
ATS Confidence: 5: Served on a tee – 1: Not even with your $ … 4
Must See Rating: 5: Baldwin as Trump – 1: Masterminds … 1.5