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Tigers vs Blue Raiders Game Preview

Memphis TigersMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Oct 1, 7:00 PM | Turf of Floyd Stadium

Memphis Tigers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds


The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders host Memphis on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-1 ATS mark against the 1-3 Tigers in NCAAF action at Floyd Stadium.

The Tigers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Blue Raiders are 2-1 ATS. Memphis is 1-3 against the total, while Middle Tennessee is 3-0 versus the number.

View Memphis vs Middle Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Tigers listed as 21-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the over under line will be set shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Blue Raiders sit at No. 73 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Tigers are at No. 120 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Blue Raiders will win this game 17-1.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Middle Tennessee's No. 76-ranked offense, averaging 26.7 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 113 this week at 38.5 PPG. The Blue Raiders aerial game is averaging 314.3 yards per game, less than the Tigers secondary allows through the air, 328.2 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Tigers feature the league's No. 95-rated road run defense, allowing 236 yards per game. Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, ranks No. 78 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 42-0 loser as they battled Southern Methodist at home. Memphis failed to cover in the match as a 24-point underdog, while 42 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Middle Tennessee was a 38-35 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Troy. They covered the 12.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (73) made winners of OVER bettors.

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing outside the conference are 3-7

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 3-7

A few Tigers at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games on the road
Memphis is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games
Memphis is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Middle Tennessee's last 6 games
Middle Tennessee is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Memphis at Rice, Saturday, October 8
Middle Tennessee home to Western Kentucky, Thursday, October 6