NCAAF Matchup - Blazers Blue Raiders Odds Preview

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders UAB Blazers
4-4 November 02, 2013, 01:00 | Legion Field 2-5



The Blazers hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Blue Raiders pay a visit to Legion Field in Week 10 betting action.

The Blazers sit at 2-5 (2-5 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Blue Raiders are currently 4-4 (3-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? UAB is 6-1 OU, and Middle Tennessee is 3-5 OU.

View Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs UAB Blazers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Blazers in this one found them as 6-point underdogs at GTbets.eu. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 112-rated Blazers and the No. 99-rated Blue Raiders in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 24-19 win for the Blue Raiders on Saturday.

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Middle Tennessee was a 51-49 winner in their most recent outing at home against Marshall. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (100) made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UAB's No. 67-ranked offense (29.29 PPG) against a Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 95 at 32.25 PPG. The Blazers passing attack has averaged 236.29 yards per game, less than the Blue Raiders give up through the air (252.5 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Blue Raiders own the league's No. 106-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 232 yards per game when on the road. UAB, on the other hand, rates No. 92 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Blue Raiders at Blazers trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Middle Tennessee's last 11 games
Middle Tennessee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UAB is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
UAB is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of UAB's last 8 games


Next up:
Middle Tennessee at Florida International, Saturday, November 9th
UAB at Marshall, Saturday, November 9th
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