Owls battle Blue Raiders in Week 4 odds
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds
Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Blue Raiders on Saturday when they take on the Owls at GEO Group Stadium in Week 4 action.
The Owls sport records of 1-2 and 3-0 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Blue Raiders sit at 2-1 and 0-3 ATS on the season. The over under records are 0-3 for the Owls and 1-2 for the Blue Raiders.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Owls - Blue Raiders odds would favor the Owls if the lines were set according to power ranks. Florida Atlantic is rated No. 63 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Blue Raiders sit at No. 122. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 25-14 win for the Blue Raiders.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida Atlantic's No. 115-ranked offense (15.7 PPG) against a Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 73 at 26.3 PPG. The Owls passing attack has averaged 131 yards per game, less than the Blue Raiders give up through the air (268 YPG on average).
Middle Tennessee was a 17-15 winner in their most recent outing at home against Memphis. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score (32) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Blue Raiders were Week 3 winners, coming out on top of the Tigers by a score of 17-15.
In their last action, Florida Atlantic was a 28-10 winner on the road against South Florida. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (38) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Owls were Week 3 winners, coming out on top of the Bulls by a score of 28-10.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 6-4
Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing in September are 1-9
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Blue Raiders at Owls trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida Atlantic
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Middle Tennessee's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games when playing Middle Tennessee
Florida Atlantic is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home
Florida Atlantic is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games at home
Middle Tennessee at BYU, Friday, September 27
Florida Atlantic at Rice, Saturday, September 28