Projecting ODU’s over/under win totals

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First off, I do not bet on ODU Athletics and secondly this is NOT a prediction of the upcoming 2014 season.

Vegas has released over/under win totals for power conference schools, hopefully the totals for ODU and other C-USA schools will be released shortly.  What professional handicappers set the line at is a pretty good indicator for how a season or game may finish.

They are not inside the same bubble that we are and can look at everything far more objectively.  When the schedule initially came out, I was leaning towards a record of 6-6.  ODU has compiled a record of 46-14 under Bobby Wilder and it was hard for me to fathom a losing season.

Things have changed over the last couple of months.  The youth of the roster, combined with the losses at wide receiver and offensive line suggest a rough season.  Taylor Heinicke at QB sort of gives ODU a chance in every game, which makes predicting ODU’s year end record a tall order.

Here’s how I would handicap all twelve games from a neutral perspective:

August 30th-Hampton  95 percent win

Sept 6th-@NC State  80 percent loss

Sept 13th-Eastern Michigan  90 percent win

Sept 20th-@Rice  90 percent loss

Sept 26th-Middle Tennessee  40 percent loss

Oct 4th-Marshall  90 percent loss

Oct 11th-@UTEP  50/50

BYE

Oct 25th-@Western Kentucky  80 percent loss

Nov 1st-@Vanderbilt  90 percent loss

Nov 8th-FIU  85 percent win

BYE

Nov 22nd-La Tech  60 percent win

Nov 29th-@FAU  80 percent loss

 

Was that too harsh?  My objective handicapping has ODU at 4-6 not counting a home game against Middle Tennessee and a road game at UTEP.

Once again these are not my predictions/projections.  This is how I believe Vegas would handicap each game.

 

 

image credit:  odusports.com

 

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  • Joshua Curry

    seems fair