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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Odds
The Yellow Jackets will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Blue Raiders at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Week 5 action.
This season the Yellow Jackets are 2-2 overall and 3-1 ATS against the number, while the Blue Raiders are 2-1 and 2-1 ATS. As for the totals, Georgia Tech is 2-1 on the OU, and Middle Tennessee is 1-1.
Betting Line: The visitors opened as 28-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as yet, check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Yellow Jackets - Blue Raiders odds would favor the Yellow Jackets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Georgia Tech is rated No. 35 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Blue Raiders sit at No. 120. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 51-39 win for the Yellow Jackets.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgia Tech's No. 13-ranked offense (42 PPG) against a Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 68 at 24.7 PPG. The Yellow Jackets passing attack has averaged 151 yards per game, less than the Blue Raiders give up through the air (245.7 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Blue Raiders own the league's No. 13-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 74 yards per game when on the road. Georgia Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 3 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Middle Tennessee won its last outing, a 48-30 result against Memphis on September 15. Middle Tennessee covered in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 78 combined points took the game OVER the total. Last time out for the the Tigers, they were scorched by Anthony Amos for 128 receiving yards against the Blue Raiders in a 48-30 loss at Liberty Bowl.
Georgia Tech was a 42-36 loser in their most recent outing at home against Miami. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as favorites, while the total score (78) made winners of OVER bettors. In their last game, the Yellow Jackets were Week 4 losers coming out on the wrong end of 42-36 score against Miami.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 3-7
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
A few Blue Raiders at Yellow Jackets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Middle Tennessee's last 8 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Middle Tennessee is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Georgia Tech is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Georgia Tech is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Georgia Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Georgia Tech is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Middle Tennessee home to Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, October 6
Georgia Tech at Clemson, Saturday, October 6