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College Football Handicapping: Week 7
(3-2) Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. FIU Panthers (3-2)
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Riccardo Silva Stadium, Miami, Florida
NCAA Football Spread: FIU -2
NCAA Betting Total: 56.5
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Middle Tennessee is looking like the favourite now to take Conference USA East. They have already beaten FAU and Marshall and they and the Panthers are the only teams in the division without a conference loss. A win here might lock it up pretty early.
FIU has a similar profile to Middle Tennessee in that their only losses are to Power 5 programs. They are just behind the Blue Raider in the division at 1-0 making this an early showdown. These teams seem pretty evenly matched.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
The general opinion was that the Blue Raiders might have stole one when they beat FAU by a point but winning on the road at Marshall showed this team might have more to it this season. Another road win here would really set them up well.
Quarterback Brent Stockstill is having a nice season as he looks to make up for lost time. He is not the most physically gifted player but he does not make a lot of mistakes and runs the offense for his dad. He is coming off his best FBS game of the season up at Marshall.
Middle Tennessee is not a strong defensive team so they are going to look to push the pace and outscore the Panthers. It might work as they seem more equipped to play that kind of back and forth style of game.
If the Panthers win this one then suddenly they become the favourite in the division. They have proven they can beat up on weak team but also that they can stay in it against the likes of Indiana and Miami, 10 and 14 point losses respectively.
Their preferred offensive mode is also through the air. James Morgan, the Bowling Green transfer has been good for the Panthers but he has also put up his best numbers against their weakest competition. He and Stockstill could definitely duke it out.
These teams seem very similar so perhaps the location of the game will be a deciding factor. Its not that Riccardo Silva is all that uninviting but at the same time winning on the road in any conference is difficult.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 8-2 in MTU last 10 games as an underdog.
- MTU are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- Under is 12-5-1 in MTU last 18 games overall.
- Over is 5-2-1 in FIU last 8 conference games.
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The line on this one is showing that the game is essentially power rated a pick’em. That seems about right from my initial assessment too. Not a lot of advantages either way.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Over 56.5
I think this game is basically a coin flip so there is definitely a little value with Middle Tennessee because you get a small cushion to work with. More likely this one is a back and forth affair that cruises over the total.
Look for Stockstill and Morgan to both post good numbers with this one coming down to whoever makes the most costly mistake or has the ball last or both.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: Middle Tennessee 34 – FIU 31
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