Troy Trojans vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds
The Blue Raiders will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Trojans at Floyd Stadium in Week 13 action.
Supporters of the Trojans have seen them go 5-6 and 6-5 ATS so far this season, while the Blue Raiders are at 7-3 and 7-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Blue Raiders are 5-4, while the Trojans are 7-4.
Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Blue Raiders sat as 3-point favorites, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 98-rated Blue Raiders and the No. 92-rated Trojans in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 32-30 win for the Blue Raiders on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Middle Tennessee's No. 59-ranked offense (29.5 PPG) against a Trojans defense that ranks No. 90 at 31.1 PPG. The Blue Raiders passing attack has averaged 230.3 yards per game, less than the Trojans give up through the air (265.9 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Trojans feature the league's No. 61-rated road run defense, allowing 172.2 yards per game. Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, ranks No. 87 in rushing offense at home.
Troy lost its last outing, a 41-34 result against Arkansas State on November 17. Troy failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 75 combined points took the game OVER the total. In Troy's last outing, Corey Robinson threw for 417 yards in a losing cause against the Red Wolves, 41-34 at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Last time out for Middle Tennessee, they were a 20-12 winner as they battled South Alabama on the road. Middle Tennessee covered in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 32 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, Middle Tennessee got a 154-yard performance from Jordan Parker as a key part of its 20-12 win over South Alabama.
Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Trojans at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Troy's last 5 games
Troy is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Middle Tennessee
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Troy's last 7 games when playing Middle Tennessee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Troy's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Middle Tennessee's last 7 games when playing Troy
Middle Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Middle Tennessee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Troy
Middle Tennessee is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
Middle Tennessee at Arkansas State, Saturday, December 1