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Game Preview - Blue Raiders underdogs vs Warhawks at Louisiana-Monroe

Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersLouisiana-Monroe Warhawks
Nov 12, 3:30 PM | Grass of Malone Stadium

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Odds

2-6TEAM RECORD2-7

Week 11 action on Saturday will see the Warhawks looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Blue Raiders visit Malone Stadium.

Supporters of the Blue Raiders have seen them go 2-6 and 3-5 ATS so far this season, while the Warhawks are at 2-7 and 4-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Warhawks are 5-4, while the Blue Raiders are 6-1-1.

View Middle Tennessee vs Louisiana-Monroe Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Louisiana-Monroe opened as 6-point favorites. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Warhawks, currently No. 21 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Blue Raiders, who rate No. 105 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 22-21 victory for the Warhawks.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisiana-Monroe's No. 89-ranked offense (23.3 PPG) against a Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 97 at 33 PPG. The Warhawks passing attack has averaged 246.6 yards per game, more than the Blue Raiders give up through the air (230.9 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Blue Raiders own the league's No. 43-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 148.2 yards per game when on the road. Louisiana-Monroe, on the other hand, rates No. 87 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Middle Tennessee, they were a 24-0 loser as they battled Tennessee on the road. Middle Tennessee failed to cover in the match as a 22-point underdog, while 24 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Louisiana-Monroe, they were a 36-35 loser as they battled Louisiana-Lafayette on the road. Louisiana-Monroe covered in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 71 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Blue Raiders at Warhawks trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe
Middle Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Monroe
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Middle Tennessee's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Middle Tennessee's last 7 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 7 games
Louisiana-Monroe is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 7 games when playing Middle Tennessee

Next up:
Middle Tennessee home to Arkansas State, Saturday, November 19
Louisiana-Monroe home to Florida International, Saturday, November 19

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