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Florida International Golden PanthersMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
1-7November 09, 2013, 04:00 | Floyd Stadium5-4

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Blue Raiders host the Golden Panthers at Floyd Stadium in Week 11 action.

The Blue Raiders currently sport a record of 5-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-6 ATS. The Golden Panthers are 1-7 and 3-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Blue Raiders post a 3-6 over under record this season, while the Golden Panthers have gone 3-5 against the number.

View Florida International Golden Panthers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds and Stats.

The Blue Raiders were listed as -17-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.

The Blue Raiders sit at No. 103 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Golden Panthers are at No. 117 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Blue Raiders will win this game 20-1.

Last time out for Florida International, they were a 34-13 loser as they battled East Carolina at home. Florida International covered in the match as a 27-point underdog, while 47 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Last time we saw the Blazers, they had no answer for Reggie Whatley as the Blue Raiders rolled to a 24-21 victory at Legion Field.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Middle Tennessee's No. 81-ranked offense, averaging 25.89 PPG, against a Golden Panthers defense that ranks No. 109 this week at 36.75 PPG. The Blue Raiders aerial game is averaging 187.22 yards per game, less than the Golden Panthers secondary allows through the air, 220.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Golden Panthers feature the league's No. 72-rated road run defense, allowing 177.33 yards per game. Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, ranks No. 64 in rushing offense at home.

A few Golden Panthers at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
Florida International is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Florida International is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida International's last 5 games
Florida International is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games
Middle Tennessee is 4-10-1 ATS in its last 15 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Florida International at Texas El Paso, Saturday, November 16th
Middle Tennessee at Southern Miss, Saturday, November 23rd