FIU at Middle Tennessee: 11/13/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (4-5) vs FIU Panthers (1-8)
Game Info: Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium)
Betting Odds: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -10 -- Over/Under: 56 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The FIU Panthers and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at Floyd Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2020, Middle Tennessee came away with the 31-28 victory.
The Florida International Panthers come into this game with an 1-8 record overall and it’s been an ugly season for the team. Two games ago against Marshall they gave up 38 points and in the last game against Old Dominion they gave up 47 points. FIU is averaging 23.3 points while the defense is giving up 37.8 points per game. Even though FIU struggled in the last game, Max Bortenschlager looked pretty good under center, throwing for 315 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. On the season Bortenschlager has thrown for 2,469 yards, 17 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.
On the other side of this matchup is the MIddle Tennessee Blue Raiders who sit with a 4-5 record but they looked terrible in the last game. losing 48-21 against Western Kentucky. Middle Tennessee is averaging 29.2 points while the defense is giving up 28.8 points per game. The Blue Raiders are led by Chase Cunningham and he has thrown for 1,318 yards, 16 touchdowns, and three interceptions. The Blue Raiders don’t have a star running back, but they have six different players who rushed for at least 100 yards.
FIU is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games in November. Middle Tennessee is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games against a team with a losing record. The underdog is 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings. The home team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings. The over is 5-1-1 in the last seven meetings.
When these two teams have played the over has been a strong play and there will be no shortage of scoring in this game. I expect both defenses are going to have all kinds of issues and there will be good quarterback play. Back the over to cash.