Free New Orleans Bowl Game Prediction: Blue Raiders vs Mountaineers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: New Orleans Bowl
(8-5) MTSU Blue Raiders vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers (10-2)
Date: Saturday, December 15th, 2018
Time: 9:00 pm EST
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
NCAA Football Spread: Appalachian State -7
NCAA Betting Total: 50.5
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The New Orleans Bowl features some fresh blood. Over the last decade or so you could always pencil in Louisiana or Troy in this slot. This year, we have first time New Orleans Bowl participants in App State.
MTSU has been here once, but that was back in 2009 where they defeated Southern Miss in a 42-32 shootout.
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders
MTSU had a chance to win the Conference USA title had they beat UAB again, but it didn’t happen. They handled UAB at home 27-3, but came back a week later and lost by a last second field goal.
UAB was able to run the ball effectively and they essentially controlled the game from there. They could potentially have problems as App State has a great run offense.
Nonetheless, it was a good year for Mid Tennessee State as they basically beat who they needed to beat. Three of their four regular season losses came against power five schools Vanderbilt, Georgia, and Kentucky.
Their only other loss – not including the Conference USA – came against FIU where they blew a 21-13 lead in the fourth quarter.
Appalachian State Mountaineers
App State had a great ten win year and it came pretty close to being a pretty special undefeated season if things broke their way.
App State had Penn State on the ropes, but essentially a last second touchdown tied it up and Penn State went on to win in overtime.
Georgia Southern ended up beating App State, as well, by controlling the clock and running the ball. Plus, App State lost their starting quarterback, Zac Thomas, to a concussion.
Statistically, App State boasts one of the better defenses in the nation ranking 5th in total yards, 6th in points allowed, 3rd in passing yards, and 30th in rushing yards.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- App State is 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games
- App State is 7-3 ATS in their last ten games versus teams with winning records
- Mid Tenn State is 5-1 ATS in their last six games
- Mid Tenn State over is 4-2 in their last six games
Free New Orleans Bowl NCAA Football Pick
I’ve got App State winning and covering the seven point spread in the is one.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: App State -7
App State is a well rounded team and Mid Tennessee State just haven’t beaten the big teams this season. I think that trend continues against an App State team that is probably just a notch above the kind of competition Mid Tennessee has beaten this year.
New Orleans Bowl Free Score Prediction: App State 31 – Mid Tennessee State 20
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