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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
Date: Saturday, October 20th 2018
Time: 3:00 pm EST
Venue: Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
NCAA Football Spread: Middle Tennessee -17
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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The Charlotte 49ers are coming off of a blowout victory over Western Kentucky as they won 40-14.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders couldn’t pull of the upset on the road as they fell to Florida International 21-24.
Middle Tennessee opened up as 17 point favorites and the line has remained stagnant still sitting at 17 with about 54% of the public backing them.
The total opened up at 52.5 points and has remained unchanged.
Charlotte’s offense went off against Western Kentucky as they totaled 448 yards and 28 first downs while they were efficient on third downs converting 9 of their 14 attempts.
QB Chris Reynolds completed 12 of 19 passes for 119 yards.
RB Benny LeMay led the rushing attack as he totaled 121 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries.
Leading the aerial assault was WR Victor Tucker who hauled in nine receptions for 91 yards.
On the defensive side Charlotte held Western Kentucky to just 256 yards and 17 first downs while they only converted 3 of their 9 third down attempts.
They were also able to force three turnovers, two sacks, and six tackles for a loss.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Middle Tennessee’s offense was decent against Florida International as they totaled 329 yards while they were able to convert 9 of their 16 third down attempts and both of their fourth down attempts.
QB Asher O’Hara was dreadful completing 9 of 20 pass attempts for just 114 yards and one interception.
He was able to be somewhat effective on the ground as he produced 85 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries.
WR Ty Lee led the team with 74 yards on five receptions.
Defensively, Middle Tennessee gave up 381 yards while Florida International was able to convert 11 of their 18 third down attempts.
They could only produce one sack while adding five tackles for a loss.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- CHAR are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 conference games.
- Under is 6-1-1 in MTU last 8 home games.
- Under is 13-5-1 in MTU last 19 games overall.
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Middle Tennessee holds off Charlotte at home.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Charlotte +17 & UNDER Total
This is actually a decent Middle Tennessee squad that has been tested thus far, and what can’t be overlooked is they beat a solid Marshall squad on the road and had to go back on the road to play a decent Florida International squad so it was promising to see them competitive in that one.
On thing Charlotte has going for them is they do a good job keeping possession of the ball ranking 8th in time on the field on the road, which means less possessions for Middle Tennessee to pull away.
Middle Tennessee could be without their starter Brent Stockstill, so if it is O’Hara then Charlotte should have an easier time covering the spread.
I expect Middle Tennessee to get the home win, but I also expect Charlotte to build off of their last win and put up a fight against Middle Tennessee in a low scoring affair.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Middle Tennessee 27 – Charlotte 17
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