Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds
The visiting Warhawks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Floyd Stadium against the Blue Raiders.
The Blue Raiders currently sports a record of 3-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-1 ATS. The Warhawks are 2-2 and 4-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Blue Raiders post a 2-1 over under record this season, while the Warhawks have gone 4-0 against the number.
Betting Line: Fans backing the Blue Raiders here saw them open at 5Dimes as 4-point underdogs in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 11-rated Warhawks taking on the No. 103-rated Blue Raiders in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 46-45 win for the Warhawks on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Middle Tennessee's No. 30-ranked offense (37.2 PPG) against a Warhawks defense that ranks No. 84 at 29.8 PPG. The Blue Raiders passing attack has averaged 231 yards per game, less than the Warhawks give up through the air (246 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Warhawks feature the league's No. 32-rated road run defense, allowing 114 yards per game. Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, ranks No. 47 in rushing offense at home.
Louisiana-Monroe was a 63-10 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Tulane. They covered the 20-point spread as favorites, while the total score (73) made winners of OVER bettors. DeVontae McNeal tore up the turf for 114 rushing yards in the latest Warhawks game, a 63-10 win over the Green Wave at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Last time out for Middle Tennessee, they were a 49-28 winner as they battled Georgia Tech on the road. Middle Tennessee covered in the match as a 25-point underdog, while 77 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Benny Cunningham tore up the turf for 217 rushing yards in the latest Blue Raiders game, a 49-28 win over the Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 3-7
A few Warhawks at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 8 games when playing Middle Tennessee
Louisiana-Monroe is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Middle Tennessee
Middle Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe
Middle Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Louisiana-Monroe
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Middle Tennessee's last 8 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe
Middle Tennessee is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Louisiana-Monroe home to Florida Atlantic, Saturday, October 13
Middle Tennessee at Florida International, Saturday, October 13