Blue Raiders open as underdog vs Tigers

Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersMemphis Tigers
Sep 15, 7:00 PM | Turf of Liberty Bowl

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Memphis Tigers Odds

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Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Blue Raiders on Saturday when they take on the Tigers at Liberty Bowl in Week 3 action.

They battle the Blue Raiders, currently with a 1-1 mark (1-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 1-0 for the Tigers and 0-1 for the Blue Raiders.

View Middle Tennessee vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks have set the Tigers as 2.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 96 and the Blue Raiders sitting at No. 119. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 28-20 result in favor of the Blue Raiders this week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 89-ranked offense (22.5 PPG) against a Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 56 at 22 PPG. The Tigers passing attack has averaged 155.5 yards per game, less than the Blue Raiders give up through the air (206 YPG on average).

In their last action, Middle Tennessee was a 31-17 winner at home against Florida Atlantic. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (48) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Jordan Parker ran through the Florida Atlantic defense for 117 yards in Middle Tennessee's last game, handing the Owls a 31-17 setback on Saturday at Floyd Stadium.

Memphis was a 33-28 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas State. They covered the 23.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (61) made winners of OVER bettors. The Tigers suffered a Week 2 loss against Arkansas State in their last game, falling 33-28 at ASU Stadium.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 2-8

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 2-8

A few Blue Raiders at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Middle Tennessee's last 7 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
Middle Tennessee is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Memphis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Memphis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Memphis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Middle Tennessee at Georgia Tech, Saturday, September 29
Memphis at Duke, Saturday, September 22

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