Southern Miss at Middle Tennessee: 10/30/21 College Football Picks and Predictions

Southern Miss at Middle Tennessee: 10/30/21 College Football Picks and Predictions Photo by Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-4) vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-6)

Game Info: Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium)

Betting Odds: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -13 -- Over/Under: 48 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at Floyd Stadium. When these two teams last faced off in 2014, it was Middle Tennessee that won 37-31. 

Southern Miss has really struggled this season sitting with a 1-6 record overall and the offense has been a big issue. In the last game, Southern Miss lost to UAB 34-0. Southern Miss is averaging 14.1 points per game while the defense is giving up 28.4 points per game. Southern Miss is a run first team, and in the last game they had three different players who threw passes, but no one threw for more than 18 yards. The passing game has been an issue all season, and they will have to lean on the running game if they want any chance to get the job done. Frank Gore Jr has been the best running back rushing 110 times for 443 yards and a touchdown. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders who sit with a 3-4 record overall. In the last game against UConn, Middle Tennessee had a big game putting up 44 points and that led to the blowout victory. The Blue Raiders are averaging 29.6 points while the defense is giving up 28.7 points per game. Under center for Middle Tennessee is Chase Cunningham and he has thrown for 1,270 yards, 16 touchdowns, and two interceptions. Four different players have rushed for at least 100 yards. In this game, Middle Tennessee needs the offense to be good. 

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Southern Miss is 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games. Middle Tennessee is 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games in October. The Under is 12-2 in Southern Miss' last 14 conference games. The over is Middle Tennessee's last five games as a favorite. 

Middle Tennessee is the better team, and Southern Miss is going to really struggle to score in this game. Middle Tennessee is going to sell out against the run, and it’s going to work because of the lack of scoring by Southern Miss. Back the Blue Raiders to win this game and cover the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Middle Tennessee -13

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