Free Week 4 Prediction: Blue Raiders vs. Fighting Illini Odds
Week 4 College football betting sees the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders taking on the Illinois Fighting Illini Saturday September 26th at Memorial Stadium, Champaign, Illinois. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Middle Tennessee State (2-1) vs. Illinois (2-1)
Date: Saturday September 26th
Venue:Memorial Stadium, Champaign, Illinois
NCAA Football Spread:Illinois -6.5
NCAA Betting Total:62.0
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A non conference clash between the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders and the Illinois Fighting Illini takes place Saturday.
Illinois fast 2-0 was completely turned upside down as they were routed in North Carolina last week.
As for Middle Tennessee State, they knocked off Charlotte in their Week 3 contest as they racked up 70 points.
Kick off is set for 4:00 PM EST on ESPNews.
The Blue Raiders offense is clicking on all cylinders and is ready to give the Big 10 defense a run for it’s money.
Middle Tennessee notched the 70 point mark for the 2nd time this season and have one of the most dangerous offenses in the nation. The other occasion came in Week 1 when they dropped 70 on Jackson State.
The Blue Raiders ranked 17th in the nation in total offense as they’re averaging 525 yards.
QB Brent Stockstill who has 369 yards and 5 touchdowns on the season. Also dominating for the Blue Raiders offense is RB Josh Ferguson who has 248 yards and 3 touchdowns on the season.
The Fighting Illini started the season off 2-0 and look as if maybe they would be a competitor in the Big 10 this year.
However, they suffered a major setback against their first true opponents as they were smacked around by UNC. Illinois was dominated in every aspect of the game as they were routed 48-14. This comes after they were outscoring opponents 96-3 through their first two games.
Expect a solid bounce back from the Illini defense who struggled and was exposed for the first time this year. They have 6 interceptions already which is just 1 shy of 7 which was their total in 2014.
The main problem thus far for Illinois has been their receiving core and the amount of dropped passes.
Illinois has dropped a total of 21 this season with 9 of those coming in the loss to UNC.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Blue Raiders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in September.
- Blue Raiders are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game.
- Blue Raiders are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Fighting Illini are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. CUSA.
- Fighting Illini are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
Free Week 4 NCAA Football Prediction
Middle Tennessee’s offense will definitely give Illinois some fits. They’re a solid team all around and should be able to stick around in this one.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: MTSU ATS
The Blue Raiders offense picks up right where they left off from last week as they go into Illinois and win outright.
Week 4 Free Score Prediction: MTSU 44- Illinois 35
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