Check out our free Blue Raiders vs Panthers pick and preview for NCAAF week 13 game in Miami. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NCAAF matchup.
Blue Raiders vs Panthers Pick & Preview: NCAAF Week 13 Betting Odds
The Blue Raiders will play host to the Panthers at Riccardo Silva Stadium in Miami, FL, with a kickoff scheduled for 6:00 PM ET. The game will be televised on ESN3. The odds for this week 13 Conference USA matchup have the Blue Raiders as the -19.5 point favorite on the spread. The over-under point total is currently set at 55.
Blue Raiders vs Panthers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAF
- Teams: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at Florida International Panthers
- Where: Miami at Riccardo Silva Stadium
- Date: Saturday, November 26th
- Betting Odds:
- MTNST -19.5, MTNST -1242 | FLINT +710 O/U 55
Blue Raiders Preview:
As the Blue Raiders travel to take on the Florida International Panthers, they have an overall record of 6-5. This includes going 3-4 in Conference USA action.
In their last game, Middle Tennessee defeated Florida Atlantic 49-21, despite being the 5.5 point underdogs. The two team’s combined to score 70 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 51.0. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 356 yards, with 31 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 51st in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Middle Tennessee is ranked 184th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 325 yards through the air.
Coming into this week’s game, the Middle Tennessee offense is averaging 28.82. So far, big plays have been hard to come by for the unit, as they rank poorly in explosive plays in both on the ground and through the air. However, they have an opportunity to put together an above average performance vs a Florida International defense ranked 119th in EPA. One matchup to watch in this game, is if Middle Tennessee can generate some success in the run game. So far, the team is averaging 119.27 rush yards per game and have a matchup vs a Florida International defense that is vulnerable up front. So far, the Blue Raiders are the 48th ranked team in pass yards per game, with an average of 266.09. This has come while throwing the ball an average of 38.82 times per contest, placing them 25th in the NCAA.
As the Panthers travel to take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, they have an overall record of 4-7. This includes going 2-5 in Conference USA action.
In their last matchup, Florida International fell by a score of 40-6 to UTEP. Heading into the game, the Panthers were 14.0 point underdogs on the spread, leading to a loss vs the spread. With their 46 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 50.5. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 525 yards, with 335 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 165th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Florida International is ranked 138th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 190 yards through the air.
Coming into this week’s game, the Florida International offense is averaging 17.82. So far, big plays have been hard to come by for the unit, as they rank poorly in explosive plays in both on the ground and through the air. However, they have an opportunity to put together an above average performance vs a Middle Tennessee defense ranked 26th in EPA. Look for the Panthers offense to struggle on the ground, as they are facing a Middle Tennessee defense that is tough up front. This season, the Blue Raiders are averaging 107.0 yards per game and have a below average rush rate compared to other teams. Heading into the game, the Panthers will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per game average of 201.0 yards places them 138th in the NCAA. So far, they are the 34th ranked team in attempts per contest (37.73).
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game
In terms of betting, the Blue Raiders have an ATS record of 5-6-0. Their current over-under record sits at 6-5-0. When looking at their past 5 road matchups, Middle Tennessee has an ATS record of 3-2-0 while averaging 28.2 per game. The team went 3-2-0 overall in these games.
In terms of betting, the Panthers have an ATS record of 4-7-0. Their current over-under record sits at 5-6-0. When looking at their past 5 home matchups, Florida International has an ATS record of 2-3-0 while averaging 21.8 per game. The team went 2-3-0 overall in these games.
Blue Raiders vs Panthers Pick
Free Spread Prediction: Florida International Panthers 19.5
Free Total Prediction: Over 55