Free Week 1 Prediction: Commodores vs Blue Raiders Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Vanderbilt Commodores vs. MTSU Blue Raiders (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 2nd
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Venue: Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
NCAA Football Spread: Vanderbilt -3
NCAA Betting Total: 58
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We have finally reached week one of the college football season with a full plate of games. The best part of a new season is that every team feels like they can have a good season, and that this is the season where they can reach all their goals.
One of the games to take place in week one takes place at Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The Vanderbilt Commodores come to town to take on MTSU Blue Raiders.
These teams played last year and Vanderbilt won by a final score of 47-24.
The Vanderbilt Commodores had a decent season last year finishing with a 6-7 record which is good when you are facing SEC teams week in and week out.
The offense really struggled last year, so a lot of pressure fell on the defense to perform. The offense only averaged 23 points per game, which makes it tough to win in the SEC but they were still able to come out with six wins.
Kyle Shurmur is back to play quarterback for this team, and he played well in the second half of last year. They need him to be even better this year though if they want to take another step forward, and come out ahead in this game.
The Commodores also have a really big streak they would like to snap in this game. The Commodores have lost five straight season opening games, and this is a good chance to break that streak.
MTSU Blue Raiders
On the other side of this match up is the MTSU Blue Raiders who were the exact opposite of the Commodores last year. Their offense was explosive, but the defense left a lot to be desired.
They averaged almost 40 points per game, but the defense couldn’t slow down anyone and that led to them still finishing with an 8-5 record.
Quarterback Brent Stockstill is back for another year after lighting up the scoreboard last year. They do need a better production out of the running back position.
To win this game the defense needs to be better.
The Blue Raiders aren’t probably going to be able to put up as many points as they are used too so the defense needs to slow down down the Commodores.
If the defense can step up, even just a little bit in this game. the Blue Raiders have the chance to pull the big upset to start off their season.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- VAN are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. CUSA.
- Under is 12-3-1 in VAN last 16 road games.
- Under is 16-5-1 in VAN last 22 games on turf.
- Over is 7-1 in MTU last 8 games overall.
- MTU are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games in September.
- MTU are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on turf.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
I think the Vanderbilt Commodores will finally get that opening week monkey off their back and they will come out ahead in this game.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Blue Raiders +3
I think that MTSU will be able to keep it close though. I think that the defense will step it up and that will lead to the Blue Raiders being able to cover the spread.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Commodores 24 – Blue Raiders 23
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