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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Underdogs vs Tigers at Memphis

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

vs

Memphis Tigers
Saturday, September 20, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Liberty Bowl

Memphis looks to cover the Tigers-Blue Raiders point spread this week and improve its overall 1-1 mark when they host Middle Tennessee in Week 4 action.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Memphis Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -7.5 for the Memphis Tigers . 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).

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Computer Prediction: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Memphis Tigers Pick

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 33-25 result in favor of the Blue Raiders on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Memphis Tigers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Memphis Tigers currently sport a record of 1-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-0 ATS. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 2-1 and 3-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Memphis Tigers post a 2-0 over under record this season, while the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have gone 3-0 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Memphis vs Middle Tennessee injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 92 (Memphis Tigers) and the No. 44 (Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

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How Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Memphis Tigers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Memphis's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 49 PPG, against a Middle Tennessee defense that ranks No. 92 this week at 29.67 PPG. The Memphis aerial game is averaging 273.5 yards per game, more than the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders secondary allows through the air, 248 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders feature the league's No. 91-rated road run defense, allowing 284 yards per game. Memphis, meanwhile, ranks No. 17 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Middle Tennessee won its last outing, a 50-47 result against Hilltoppers on September 13. Middle Tennessee covered in that game as a -1-point favorite, while the 97 combined points took the game OVER the total. Last time we saw the Hilltoppers, they had no answer for Austin Grammer as the Blue Raiders rolled to a 50-47 victory at Floyd Stadium.

Memphis lost its last outing, a 42-35 result against Bruins on September 6. Memphis covered in that game as a +22.5-point underdog, while the 77 combined points took the game OVER the total. Paxton Lynch handled the Bruins defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 305 yards, but Memphis still lost to UCLA 42-35.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Memphis Tigers Betting Odds Trends

Middle Tennessee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Middle Tennessee is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Middle Tennessee's last 6 games
Middle Tennessee is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Memphis is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Memphis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games
Memphis is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Middle Tennessee at Old Dominion, Friday, September 26th
Memphis at Mississippi, Saturday, September 27th

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