Betting line favors Blue Raiders over Jaguars
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds
The visiting Blue Raiders hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Ladd Peebles Stadium against the Jaguars.
They will face the 6-3 Blue Raiders, who own a 6-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Jaguars are 4-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blue Raiders are 5-3 favoring the OVER.
Betting Line: Several shops tracked by OddsShark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 7 in favor of the home side. NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Jaguars at No. 98 and the Blue Raiders at No. 112 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 29-17 result in favor of the Blue Raiders.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Alabama's No. 113-ranked offense (19.1 PPG) against a Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 69 at 28.7 PPG. The Jaguars passing attack has averaged 203.1 yards per game, less than the Blue Raiders give up through the air (258.1 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Blue Raiders feature the league's No. 62-rated road run defense, allowing 167.2 yards per game. South Alabama, meanwhile, ranks No. 76 in rushing offense at home.
Middle Tennessee was a 34-29 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Western Kentucky. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (63) made winners of OVER bettors. Jordan Parker went over the 100-yard mark (149) in his team's latest effort as Middle Tennessee defeated Western Kentucky by a score of 34-29 on Thursday.
In their last action, South Alabama was a 24-14 loser on the road against North Texas. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (38) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Jaguars were Week 11 losers coming out on the wrong end of 24-14 score against North Texas.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6
South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing in November are 0-2
When playing on turf are 2-6
After outgaining opponent are 1-2
When playing within the conference are 1-5
A few Blue Raiders at Jaguars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Middle Tennessee's last 7 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Middle Tennessee's last 7 games
South Alabama is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
South Alabama is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
South Alabama is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Middle Tennessee home to Troy, Saturday, November 24
South Alabama at Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, November 24