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BYU Cougars Face the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders: Week 10 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

BYU Cougars


Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Saturday, November 01, 2014 3:30 PM ET
Floyd Stadium

The BYU Cougars will be looking to put an end to a four-game losing streak SU, and a six-game losing streak ATS, when they take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on Saturday afternoon. The Cougars' season started with great promise, with four straight SU wins including a convincing 41-7 win over Texas as one-point underdogs in Week 2. However, BYU has failed to cover since that victory, posting a pair of outright losses as double-digit favorites and were embarrassed in a 55-30 beating at the hands of Boise State last weekend.

The 5-3 Blue Raiders have struggled with consistency at times this season, covering in just three of their last five outings, but were convincing in a solid 34-22 win over UAB as two-point home favorites last weekend. The win was Middle Tennessee's fifth straight at home, where they are 7-1 ATS in their last eight. However, the Blue Raiders were thumped in a visit to BYU last season, losing 37-10 as 23.5-point road underdogs.

BYU Cougars vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the $BYU Cougars listed as -8.5-point favorites earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under betting line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.

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Computer Prediction: BYU Cougars vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 29-24 win for the Cougars on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

BYU Cougars vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 5-3 overall and 5-3 ATS against the spread, while the Cougars are 4-4 and 2-6 ATS. As for the totals, Middle Tennessee is 5-2-1 on the OU, and BYU is 5-2-1 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Middle Tennessee vs BYU injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 44 (Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders) and the No. 54 (BYU Cougars) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

How BYU Cougars vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders No. 27-ranked offense (36 PPG) against a BYU Cougars defense that ranks No. 87 at 29.75 PPG. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders passing attack has averaged 243.25 yards per game, less than the BYU Cougars give up through the air (305.5 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the BYU Cougars own the league's No. 16-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 110.75 yards per game when on the road. Middle Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 25 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Colby Pearson was good for 109 receiving yards in the Cougars's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 55-30 to the Cougars.

In their last game, the Blue Raiders were Week 8 winners, coming out on top of the Blazers by a score of 34-22.

BYU Cougars vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Betting Odds Trends

BYU is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
BYU is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of BYU's last 5 games
BYU is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
Middle Tennessee is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games at home

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BYU home to UNLV, Saturday, November 15th
Middle Tennessee at Florida International, Saturday, November 15th