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Blue Raiders host Miners in Week 14 action

Texas El Paso MinersMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
2-9November 30, 2013, 03:45 | Floyd Stadium7-4

Floyd Stadium will feature Blue Raiders vs. Miners on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 14 action.

The Miners will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Blue Raiders are 4-7 ATS. Texas El Paso is 5-6 on the totals; Middle Tennessee is 4-7.

View Texas El Paso Miners vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds and Stats.

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Miners listed as 21-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.

This game matches up the No. 62 (Blue Raiders) and the No. 114 (Miners) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 29-12 result in favor of the Blue Raiders is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Middle Tennessee's No. 66-ranked offense (29.36 PPG) against a Miners defense that ranks No. 116 at 38.55 PPG. The Blue Raiders passing attack has averaged 196.73 yards per game, less than the Miners give up through the air (211 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Miners own the league's No. 108-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 240.33 yards per game when on the road. Middle Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 51 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Miners at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
Texas El Paso is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
Texas El Paso is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas El Paso's last 6 games
Texas El Paso is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games
Middle Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Middle Tennessee's last 7 games
Middle Tennessee is 5-10-1 ATS in its last 16 games at home