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Blue Raiders open as underdog vs Red Wolves

Arkansas State Red WolvesMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Nov 19, 3:00 PM | Turf of Floyd Stadium

Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds

8-2TEAM RECORD2-7

The NCAAF betting menu features a clash between Middle Tennessee and Arkansas State on Saturday, with the host Blue Raiders trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

The Blue Raiders sit at 2-7 (3-6 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Red Wolves are currently 8-2 (8-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Middle Tennessee is 7-1-1 OU, and Arkansas State is 2-8 OU.

View Arkansas State vs Middle Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup the Blue Raiders sat as 12.5-point underdogs . The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blue Raiders rated this week at No. 114 and the Red Wolves sitting at No. 23. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 39-18 result in favor of the Red Wolves this week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Middle Tennessee's No. 81-ranked offense (24.8 PPG) against a Red Wolves defense that ranks No. 23 at 19.9 PPG. The Blue Raiders passing attack has averaged 273 yards per game, more than the Red Wolves give up through the air (209.1 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Red Wolves own the league's No. 36-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 138.4 yards per game when on the road. Middle Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 49 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Arkansas State, they were a 30-21 winner as they battled Louisiana-Lafayette at home. Arkansas State failed to cover in the match as a 11-point favorite, while 51 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Middle Tennessee, they were a 42-14 loser as they battled Louisiana-Monroe on the road. Middle Tennessee failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 56 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 8-2

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Red Wolves at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
Arkansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arkansas State's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arkansas State's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arkansas State's last 7 games when playing Middle Tennessee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arkansas State
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Middle Tennessee's last 10 games
Middle Tennessee is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Arkansas State

Next up:
Arkansas State home to Troy, Saturday, December 3
Middle Tennessee home to Florida International, Saturday, November 26

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