North Carolina Tar Heels vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in NCAAF odds tilt
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds
Week 2 action on Saturday will see the Tar Heels looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Blue Raiders visit Kenan Stadium.
They battle the Blue Raiders, currently with a 1-0 mark (0-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 0-1 for the Tar Heels and 1-0 for the Blue Raiders.
Betting Line: Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Blue Raiders listed as 21.5-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Tar Heels, currently No. 30 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Blue Raiders, who rate No. 95 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 48-10 victory for the Blue Raiders.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Carolina's No. 103-ranked offense, averaging 10 PPG, against a Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 55 this week at 24 PPG. The Tar Heels aerial game is averaging 194 yards per game, less than the Blue Raiders secondary allows through the air, 257 YPG per game.
Middle Tennessee won its last outing, a 45-24 result against Western Carolina on August 29. Middle Tennessee failed to cover in that game as a 31.5-point favorite, while the 69 combined points took the game OVER the total. Jordan Parker ran through the Western Carolina defense for 156 yards in Middle Tennessee's last game, handing the Catamounts a 45-24 setback on Thursday at Floyd Stadium.
Last time out for North Carolina, they were a 27-10 loser as they battled South Carolina on the road. North Carolina failed to cover in the match as a 11-point underdog, while 37 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Tar Heels suffered a Week 1 loss against South Carolina in their last game, falling 27-10 at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 4-6
North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 7-3
A few Blue Raiders at Tar Heels trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Middle Tennessee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Middle Tennessee's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina's last 5 games at home
North Carolina is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
North Carolina is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina's last 6 games
Middle Tennessee home to Memphis, Saturday, September 14
North Carolina at Georgia Tech, Saturday, September 21