Point spread favors Trojans in battle with Blue Raiders
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Troy Trojans Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Trojans host the Blue Raiders at Movie Gallery Veterans Stadium in Week 4 action.
They bring a 0-2 record (1-1 ATS) to the Week 4 battle against the 0-2 Blue Raiders, who are 1-1 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Troy go 2-0 so far and the Blue Raiders go 2-0.
Betting Line: If you're going with the Trojans in this one, they're listed as 12.5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Trojans sit at No. 107 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Blue Raiders are at No. 33 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Blue Raiders will win this game 16-14.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Troy's No. 83-ranked offense (23.5 PPG) against a Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 110 at 38 PPG. The Trojans passing attack has averaged 315.5 yards per game, more than the Blue Raiders give up through the air (217 YPG on average).
Last time out for Middle Tennessee, they were a 49-21 loser as they battled Georgia Tech at home. Middle Tennessee failed to cover in the match as a 13-point underdog, while 70 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Troy lost its last outing, a 38-28 result against Arkansas on September 17. Troy covered in that game as a 23-point underdog, while the 66 combined points took the game OVER the total.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 7-3
Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 8-2
A few Blue Raiders at Trojans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games when playing Troy
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games
Middle Tennessee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Troy is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Middle Tennessee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Troy's last 5 games when playing Middle Tennessee
Troy is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Troy's last 8 games
Middle Tennessee home to Memphis, Saturday, October 1
Troy home to UAB, Saturday, October 1