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College Football Betting Line Favors the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders over the UAB Blazers

UAB Blazers


Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Saturday, October 18, 2014 3:30 PM ET
Floyd Stadium

The UAB Blazers will be looking for their third straight victory on Saturday when they visit the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in a Conference USA matchup. The Blazers routed North Texas 56-21 last week as 6.5-point favorites and also saw the OVER cash in their second consecutive game.

The Blue Raiders have failed to cover their last two games and lost 49-24 to Marshall last Saturday as 24-point underdogs. Middle Tennessee beat UAB 24-21 last year as a 3.5-point road underdog after losing the previous two meetings between the teams. The OVER is 5-1-1 in seven games for the Blue Raiders this season.

UAB Blazers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans backing the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders here saw them open at 5Dimes as -2-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

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Computer Prediction: UAB Blazers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Blue Raiders to win this game on Saturday 38-28. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

UAB Blazers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UAB Blazers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 4-2 ATS against the spread this season, while the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 4-3 ATS. UAB is 3-2-1 on the over under betting totals; Middle Tennessee is 5-1-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Middle Tennessee vs UAB injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 31 (Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders) and the No. 100 (UAB Blazers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

How UAB Blazers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Stats Matchup

The game also pits Middle Tennessee's No. 32-ranked offense, averaging 36.29 PPG, against a UAB defense that ranks No. 79 this week at 27.5 PPG. The Middle Tennessee aerial game is averaging 257.86 yards per game, more than the UAB Blazers secondary allows through the air, 249.33 YPG per game.

Defensively, the UAB Blazers feature the league's No. 105-rated road run defense, allowing 238 yards per game. Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, ranks No. 21 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, UAB's aerial attack generated 316 yards and the Blazers came away with a 56-21 victory over North Texas at Legion Field.

Middle Tennessee was hammered in its last outing, as Marshall ran up a 49-24 score against them at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

UAB Blazers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Betting Odds Trends

UAB is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
UAB is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
UAB is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of UAB's last 19 games
Middle Tennessee is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Middle Tennessee's last 7 games
Middle Tennessee is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UAB at Arkansas, Saturday, October 25th
Middle Tennessee home to BYU, Saturday, November 1st