Red Wolves host Blue Raiders in Week 14 action
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Odds
The Red Wolves hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Blue Raiders pay a visit to ASU Stadium in Week 14 betting action.
The Blue Raiders will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-3-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Red Wolves are 7-4 ATS. Middle Tennessee is 5-5 on the totals; Arkansas State is 6-4.
Betting Line: Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Blue Raiders listed as 10.5-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 33-rated Red Wolves and the No. 100-rated Blue Raiders in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 38-32 win for the Red Wolves on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arkansas State's No. 27-ranked offense (35.6 PPG) against a Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 56 at 26.5 PPG. The Red Wolves passing attack has averaged 266.8 yards per game, more than the Blue Raiders give up through the air (253.9 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Blue Raiders own the league's No. 54-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 164.2 yards per game when on the road. Arkansas State, on the other hand, rates No. 21 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Middle Tennessee was a 24-21 winner in their most recent outing at home against Troy. They earned a push of the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (45) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last game, Middle Tennessee got a 141-yard performance from Jordan Parker as a key part of its 24-21 win over Troy.
Arkansas State was a 41-34 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Troy. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (75) made winners of OVER bettors. Ryan Aplin's 369-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Arkansas State earned a 41-34 win over Troy on Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing in December are 2-4
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 6-4
Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing in December are 2-2
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 9-1
A few Blue Raiders at Red Wolves trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Middle Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Middle Tennessee's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Middle Tennessee's last 8 games when playing Arkansas State
Arkansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Arkansas State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arkansas State's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arkansas State's last 8 games when playing Middle Tennessee