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Volunteers vs Blue Raiders Betting Matchup Report

Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersTennessee Volunteers
Nov 5, 7:00 PM | Grass of Neyland Stadium

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds


Neyland Stadium features a battle between the host Tennessee Volunteers and the visiting Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in betting action Saturday.

The Volunteers sit at 3-5 (3-4-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Blue Raiders are currently 2-5 (3-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Tennessee is 3-4-1 OU, and Middle Tennessee is 6-0-1 OU.

View Middle Tennessee vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Blue Raiders in this one found them as 20.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Volunteers at No. 28 and the Blue Raiders at No. 100 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 26-23 result in favor of the Volunteers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tennessee's No. 96-ranked offense, averaging 22.4 PPG, against a Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 107 this week at 34.3 PPG. The Volunteers aerial game is averaging 247.2 yards per game, more than the Blue Raiders secondary allows through the air, 222.3 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Blue Raiders feature the league's No. 56-rated road run defense, allowing 157.7 yards per game. Tennessee, meanwhile, ranks No. 113 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Middle Tennessee, they were a 45-20 loser as they battled Louisiana-Lafayette at home. Middle Tennessee failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 65 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Tennessee lost its last outing, a 14-3 result against South Carolina on October 29. Tennessee failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 17 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 3-7

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing in November are 9-1
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few Blue Raiders at Volunteers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Middle Tennessee's last 8 games
Middle Tennessee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Middle Tennessee is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games
Tennessee is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Tennessee is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Middle Tennessee at Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, November 12
Tennessee at Arkansas, Saturday, November 12