Middle Tennessee vs. Murray State: College Football Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – September 16, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 16, 2023

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (0-2) host the FCS Murray State Racers on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium. The Blue Raiders are heavily favored, by 34.5 points. The over/under is 50.5 in the contest.

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Middle Tennessee vs. Murray State Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Middle Tennessee -34.5 -110 -110 50.5 -110 -110

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Computer Pick

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Comparison

Middle Tennessee Murray State
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 13.0 (124) 0.0 (69)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 39.5 (118) 56.0 (53)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 2 (35) 3 (59)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 0 (121) 2 (15)

Middle Tennessee vs. Murray State Betting Insights

Middle Tennessee Stats and Trends

  • Middle Tennessee has won one game against the spread this season.
  • So far this season, one Middle Tennessee game has gone over the point total.
  • MTSU’s outings this year have an average point total of 49.8, 0.7 fewer points than this game’s over/under.

Murray State Stats and Trends

  • Murray State is winless against the spread this year (0-1-0).
  • The Racers have not covered the spread when an underdog by 34.5 points or more this year (in one opportunity).
  • So far this year, one Murray State game has hit the over.
  • The average total for Murray State games this season has been 55.5, 5.0 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

Middle Tennessee Players to Watch

  • This year, Nick Vattiato has collected 341 passing yards (170.5 yards per game) while going 43-for-68 (63.2% completion percentage) and throwing three touchdowns and one interception. He has tacked on 50 rushing yards on 19 carries, averaging 25.0 yards per game.
  • Frank Peasant has rushed for 45 yards on 16 carries (22.5 yards per game) this year.
  • Elijah Metcalf has eight catches and paces his team with 82 receiving yards (41.0 ypg).
  • Justin Olson has hauled in five catches for 57 yards (28.5 yards per game) and one touchdown.
  • Jeremy Tate Jr. has 50 receiving yards on six receptions, averaging 25.0 yards per game.

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