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Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersNorth Texas Mean Green
Dec 3, 4:00 PM | Turf of Mean Green Stadium

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs North Texas Mean Green Odds

2-9TEAM RECORD4-7

Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Blue Raiders on Saturday when they take on the Mean Green at Mean Green Stadium in Week 14 action.

They will face the 2-9 Blue Raiders, who own a 3-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Mean Green are 6-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blue Raiders are 8-2-1 favoring the OVER.

View Middle Tennessee vs North Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Several shops tracked by OddsShark set the point spread at 5 in favor of the home side. NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Mean Green sit at No. 92 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Blue Raiders are at No. 111 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Mean Green will win this game 19-17.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Texas's No. 101-ranked offense (21.7 PPG) against a Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 105 at 34.7 PPG. The Mean Green passing attack has averaged 204.5 yards per game, less than the Blue Raiders give up through the air (228.7 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Blue Raiders feature the league's No. 63-rated road run defense, allowing 170.6 yards per game. North Texas, meanwhile, ranks No. 90 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Middle Tennessee was a 31-18 loser at home against Florida International. They failed to cover the 8–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (49) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for North Texas, they were a 31-21 loser as they battled Western Kentucky at home. North Texas failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 52 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing in December are 2-3
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6

North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing in December are 1-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Blue Raiders at Mean Green trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing North Texas
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Middle Tennessee's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 6 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Texas's last 7 games at home
North Texas is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
North Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Middle Tennessee
North Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Middle Tennessee

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