Tulsa vs. Old Dominion Odds, Date: Opening Spread, Total for Myrtle Beach Bowl 2021

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Tulsa vs. Old Dominion Odds

Tulsa Odds -9.5
Old Dominion Odds +9.5
Over/Under 51
Date Dec. 20
Location Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina

Tulsa is set to take on Old Dominion in the Myrtle Beach Bowl on Dec. 20 at Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina. Find our expert’s projected odds, a recap of each team’s seasons, plus more information on the Myrtle Beach Bowl below.

Tulsa vs. Old Dominion Projected Odds

Tulsa Spread -7.5
Old Dominion Spread +7.5
Over/Under 55.4

These Tulsa vs. Old Dominion projections are based on Collin Wilson’s college football power ratings, which help power our PRO Projections — they compare all of his projections to real-time college football odds in order to easily identify betting edges.

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How Tulsa Reached the Myrtle Beach Bowl

Tulsa was due for a letdown following its 9-1 campaign last season.

Sharing a conference with Cincinnati and Houston, among others, doesn’t exactly help — especially considering the Golden Hurricane played one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the country, with games against Oklahoma State and Ohio State.

They were relatively average across the board, going 6-6 overall, 7-5 against the spread and 7-4 to the over.

Tulsa fought tooth and nail for its bid. The Golden Hurricane went 3-0 the final three weeks, eking out an upset over SMU and an overtime rally against Tulane.

Head coach Philip Montgomery hasn’t won a bowl since 2016, which was also the only year he registered double-digit wins (10) with the program.

How Old Dominion Reached the Myrtle Beach Bowl

A six-win season doesn’t always guarantee a bowl, but it’s tough to deny Old Dominion’s closing argument.

Despite owning one victory entering Halloween weekend, the Monarchs rattled off five straight win and covers to close it out. They were one of the best bets in the Conference USA, cashing nine of 12 spreads.

Ricky Rahne’s squad pulled off three upsets in the back half of the schedule, none bigger than a 30-16 toppling of FAU as a touchdown ‘dog.

It’s the first bowl bid for the program since 2016, when the Monarchs defeated Eastern Michigan in the Bahamas Bowl.

After going 1-11 in 2019 and sitting out the 2020 COVID season, a postseason berth is certainly a win for ODU.


Tulsa vs. Old Dominion Matchup Analysis

Toggle the dropdowns below to hide or show how Tulsa and Old Dominion match up statistically:

Tulsa Offense vs. Old Dominion Defense
Offense
Defense
Edge
Rush Success 107 42
Line Yards 104 61
Pass Success 94 58
Pass Blocking** 61 18
Big Play 25 53
Havoc 65
Finishing Drives 98 47
** Pass Blocking (Off.) vs. Pass Rush (Def.)

Old Dominion Offense vs. Tulsa Defense
Offense
Defense
Edge
Rush Success 58 57
Line Yards 73 40
Pass Success 93 45
Pass Blocking** 84 6
Big Play 108 57
Havoc 72
Finishing Drives 89 82
** Pass Blocking (Off.) vs. Pass Rush (Def.)

Pace of Play / Other
PFF Tackling 27 87
Coverage 68 22
Middle 8 7 111
SP+ Special Teams 33 80
Plays per Minute 42
Rush Rate 56.2% (57) 54.8% (67)

Data via College Football Data, FootballOutsiders, SP+, PFF and SportSource Analytics.


Myrtle Beach Bowl Date, Time, TV, More Info

  • Date: Dec. 20
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina
  • TV Info: ESPN

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