Week 7 odds - Blue Raiders vs. Golden Panthers
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Florida International Golden Panthers Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Golden Panthers host the Blue Raiders at FIU Stadium in Week 7 action.
The Blue Raiders will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Panthers are 2-4 ATS. Middle Tennessee is 2-2 on the totals; Florida International is 4-2.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Golden Panthers - Blue Raiders odds would favor the Golden Panthers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Florida International is rated No. 104 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Blue Raiders sit at No. 118. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 37-17 win for the Blue Raiders.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida International's No. 85-ranked offense (24.7 PPG) against a Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 68 at 26.6 PPG. The Golden Panthers passing attack has averaged 211 yards per game, less than the Blue Raiders give up through the air (244 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Blue Raiders feature the league's No. 56-rated road run defense, allowing 156 yards per game. Florida International, meanwhile, ranks No. 55 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Middle Tennessee, they were a 31-17 loser as they battled Louisiana-Monroe at home. Middle Tennessee failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 48 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Blue Raiders were Week 6 losers coming out on the wrong end of 31-17 score against Louisiana-Monroe.
Last time out for Florida International, they were a 34-20 loser as they battled Arkansas State at home. Florida International failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 54 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Golden Panthers were Week 6 losers coming out on the wrong end of 34-20 score against Arkansas State.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 2-8
Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Blue Raiders at Golden Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Florida International
Middle Tennessee is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida International's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Florida International's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida International's last 6 games at home
Florida International is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Middle Tennessee
Middle Tennessee at Mississippi State, Saturday, October 20
Florida International at Troy, Saturday, October 20