Blue Raiders Mean Green Betting Preview for Week 9
North Texas Mean Green vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds
North Texas travels to Middle Tennessee on Saturday, hoping to boost its 3-4 mark in Week 9 action with a victory over the Blue Raiders.
This season the Blue Raiders are 4-3 overall and 4-3 ATS against the number, while the Mean Green are 3-4 and 3-4 ATS. As for the totals, Middle Tennessee is 3-3 on the OU, and North Texas is 3-3.
Betting Line: The home team opened as 3-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 116-rated Blue Raiders and the No. 19-rated Mean Green in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 26-22 win for the Blue Raiders on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Middle Tennessee's No. 59-ranked offense (29 PPG) against a Mean Green defense that ranks No. 59 at 25.4 PPG. The Blue Raiders passing attack has averaged 229 yards per game, more than the Mean Green give up through the air (225.4 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Mean Green feature the league's No. 97-rated road run defense, allowing 231.2 yards per game. Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, ranks No. 82 in rushing offense at home.
North Texas was a 30-23 winner in their most recent outing at home against Louisiana-Lafayette. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (53) made winners of UNDER bettors. Last time out for the the Ragin` Cajuns, they were scorched by Antoinne Jimmerson for 106 receiving yards against the Mean Green in a 30-23 loss at Apogee Stadium.
In their last action, Middle Tennessee was a 45-3 loser on the road against Mississippi State. They failed to cover the 18-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (48) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Middle Tennessee didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Bulldogs as Mississippi State blasted them 45-3 in Week 8 action.
North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 6-4
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 3-7
A few Mean Green at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Texas's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Texas's last 5 games when playing Middle Tennessee
North Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Middle Tennessee
North Texas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games when playing North Texas
Middle Tennessee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Middle Tennessee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing North Texas
Middle Tennessee is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
North Texas home to Arkansas State, Saturday, November 3
Middle Tennessee at Western Kentucky, Thursday, November 1