Old Dominion vs. Western Kentucky: Famous Toastery Bowl Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – December 18, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on December 8, 2023

The Old Dominion Monarchs are the favorites, but by less than a touchdown (-5), in this season’s Famous Toastery Bowl, where they will oppose the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina will act as host on December 18, 2023, starting at 2:30 PM ETand airing on ESPN. An over/under of 51 points has been set for the contest.

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Old Dominion vs. Western Kentucky Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Old Dominion -5 -110 -110 51 -110 -110

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Computer Pick

Computer picks for Old Dominion vs Western Kentucky
ATS Total Score prediction
Western Kentucky (+5) Over (51) Western Kentucky 28 Old Dominion 26

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Comparison

Old Dominion Western Kentucky
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 22.9 (102) 29.8 (56)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 26.3 (64) 28.2 (82)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 15 (92) 16 (103)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 13 (60) 22 (2)

Old Dominion vs. Western Kentucky Betting Insights

Old Dominion Stats and Trends

  • Old Dominion has covered seven times in 12 chances against the spread this season.
  • The Monarchs have not covered the spread this season (0-1 ATS) when playing as at least 5-point favorites.
  • In Old Dominion’s 12 games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total five times.
  • The Monarchs 12 games this season have gone over this contest’s total of 51 points six times.
  • The average point total in ODU’s contests this year is 53.5, 2.5 more points than this game’s over/under.

Western Kentucky Stats and Trends

  • Western Kentucky has compiled a 5-7-0 ATS record so far this season.
  • The Hilltoppers have not covered the spread this year (0-1 ATS) when playing as at least 5-point underdogs.
  • Western Kentucky and its opponent have combined to go over the point total six out of 12 times this season.
  • The Toppers have played nine games this season that ended with a combined score over 51 points.
  • WKU’s games this year have had a 59.7-point total on average, 8.7 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

Old Dominion Players to Watch

  • Grant Wilson leads the team with 2,026 passing yards (184.2 yards per game) and has a 56.9% completion percentage this year (165-of-290) while throwing 16 touchdowns with seven interceptions. He also has 166 rushing yards on 122 carries with two touchdowns, averaging 15.1 yards per game.
  • Kadarius Calloway has 78 carries for a team-high 594 rushing yards (74.3 per game) and four touchdowns.
  • Keshawn Wicks has 551 yards on 110 carries (55.1 ypg), with four rushing touchdowns.
  • This season Reymello Murphy has 27 catches and leads the team with 495 yards (49.5 per game) while scoring three touchdowns.
  • Kelby Williams has hauled in 23 catches for 428 yards (47.6 yards per game) and two touchdowns.
  • This season Javon Harvey is averaging 55.9 yards per game, with 29 catches for 391 yards and four touchdowns.

Western Kentucky Players to Watch

  • Austin Reed has passed for 3,317 yards while completing 61.4% of his throws (288-of-469), with 31 touchdowns and 11 interceptions (276.4 yards per game).
  • Elijah Young has taken 96 attempts for a team-leading 477 rushing yards (39.8 yards per game) while scoring three touchdowns. He’s also caught 17 passes for 183 yards (15.3 receiving yards per game) with two touchdowns through the air.
  • Markese Stepp has rushed for 310 yards on 69 carries (28.2 yards per game), with three touchdowns on the ground this year.
  • This season Malachi Corley has 75 catches and leads the team with 963 yards (87.5 per game) while hauling in 11 touchdowns.
  • Dalvin Smith has chipped in with 436 yards (on 41 catches) and three touchdowns.
  • Easton Messer has caught 35 passes for 416 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 37.8 yards per game this year.

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