When the season begins, we usually have a pretty solid idea of which teams will be competing for a championship in each of the Power 5 conferences. It is the same old schools who tend to make a habit of dominating every single year, but every now and then we have a dark horse emerging in hopes of shifting the balance of power. We certainly saw that last season, with the Northwestern Wildcats making it all the way to the Big Ten Championship game before getting crushed by the Ohio State Buckeyes.
It’s still a little early in the season to be making big predictions, but could it be that the Virginia Cavaliers are ready to take a run at the Clemson Tigers? Both teams are off to perfect starts this season, with both having also racked up a pair of conference wins, which is huge. The Cavaliers will be at home this weekend for a non-conference game that they should have no problem winning to maintain their perfect start. Virginia are 28-point favorites for this one, with the point total set at 46 ½.
Old Dominion vs Virginia 2019 College Football Week 4 Lines & Analysis
- When: Saturday, September 21, 7 PM EST
- Where: Scott Stadium, Charlottesville
- TV: ESPN2
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- College Football Week 4 Lines: Virginia -28 (Total 46.5)
- Partly Cloudy: 27°C/80°F
- Humidity: 59%
- Precipitation: 3%
- Cloud Cover: 35%
- Wind: 2 mph SSW
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Old Dominion Monarchs?
Old Dominion opened their season by eking out a 24-21 win over NSU, but they are now on a little run that sees them take on ACC teams in back to back games. They will certainly be hoping for better in this one after losing 31-17 to the Virginia Hokies a couple of weeks ago. While they failed to cover the spread as a 25 ½ point favorite in their season opener, the Monarchs did manage to cover against the Hokies, a game that they started as a 28 ½ point underdog.
Old Dominion are now just 5-10 SU in their last a5 games, but they have had an even worse time of it on the road, winning just once in their last 8 trips away from home. They are also just 1-9 SU in their last 10 games versus an ACC opponent, while going 6-13 ATS in their last 19 September games.
- Points per game: 20.50
- Passing yards: 140.00
- Rushing yards: 168.00
- Yards per play: 4.53
- Points per game: 26.00
- Passing yards: 235.50
- Rushing yards: 100.00
- Yards per play: 5.33
Why bet on the Virginia Cavaliers?
The Cavaliers have seen their season get off to an excellent start. They come into this home game with a perfect 3-0 record, but perhaps even better, their wins over Pittsburgh and Florida state means that they are already 2-0 in conference play. They still have some tough ones to come, but those two wins have given them a nice little leg-up in their quest to be in the ACC Championship Game at the end of the regular season.
This is a team that has been very tough to beat in their own building, winning 7 of their last 8 home games. The Cavaliers have also proven to be a good bet for those of you who like to play ATS, going 11-4-1 in their last 16 games.
- Points per game: 41.00
- Passing yards: 238.00
- Rushing yards: 172.50
- Yards per play: 5.95
- Points per game: 15.50
- Passing yards: 157.50
- Rushing yards: 70.50
- Yards per play: 3.83
Old Dominion vs Virginia 2019 College Football Week 4 Betting Trends
- Monarchs are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference
- Monarchs are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games played in September
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Old Dominion’s last 5 games played on a Saturday
- Cavaliers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home
- Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games played in week 4
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Virginia’s last 7 games
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Old Dominion vs Virginia
I don’t see Virginia having any problems extending their win streak to 4 games to start the season, as it’s really all about the point spread in this one. I think they may come up just a little short there.
Score: Old Dominion Monarchs 17 – Virginia Cavaliers 42