Middle Tennessee vs. Colorado State: College Football Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – September 23, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 17, 2023

The Colorado State Rams (0-2) will look to upset the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1-2) on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium. The Blue Raiders are listed as favorites in this one, with the spread sitting at 4 points. The over/under in this contest is 50 points.

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Middle Tennessee vs. Colorado State Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Middle Tennessee -4 -110 -110 50 -110 -110

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Computer Pick

Computer picks for Middle Tennessee vs Colorado State
ATS Total Score prediction
Colorado State (+4) Over (50) Colorado State 35 Middle Tennessee 29

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 Colorado State
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 20.3 (109) 29.5 (111)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 31 (102) 46.5 (102)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 3 (33) 6 (98)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 3 (84) 4 (65)

Middle Tennessee vs. Colorado State Betting Insights

Middle Tennessee Stats and Trends

  • Middle Tennessee has covered once in three matchups with a spread this season.
  • The Blue Raiders have not covered the spread when favored by 4 points or more this season (in one opportunity).
  • Middle Tennessee games have gone over the point total once this season.
  • So far this season, one of the Blue Raiders games has gone over 50 points.
  • MTSU’s outings this year have an average point total of 50.0, which equals this game’s over/under.

Colorado State Stats and Trends

  • Colorado State has won one game against the spread this season.
  • The Rams have covered the spread once when an underdog by 4 points or more this season (in two opportunities).
  • So far this season, each Colorado State game has gone over the point total.
  • The average over/under for CSU’s contests this season is 58.8, 8.8 more points than this game’s point total.

Middle Tennessee Players to Watch

  • This year, Nick Vattiato has put up 632 passing yards (210.7 yards per game) while going 71-for-102 (69.6% completion percentage) and throwing five touchdowns and two interceptions. He has added 91 rushing yards on 27 carries, averaging 30.3 yards per game.
  • Jaiden Credle has picked up a team-best 142 rushing yards (47.3 per game) and one touchdown. He has added six receptions for 56 yards (18.7 yards per game) and one TD.
  • This season Jeremy Tate Jr. has nine receptions for a team-high 129 receiving yards (43 per game) and one touchdown.
  • Elijah Metcalf has added 97 yards (on 11 catches).
  • Justin Olson has caught eight passes for 86 yards and one touchdown, averaging 28.7 yards per game this year.

Colorado State Players to Watch

  • Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi leads the team with 577 passing yards (288.5 yards per game) and has a 70.1% completion percentage this year (47-of-67) while throwing five touchdowns with four interceptions.
  • Avery Morrow has 30 carries for a team-high 80 rushing yards (40 per game) and zero touchdowns.
  • Kobe Johnson has 70 yards on 22 carries (35 ypg).
  • Tory Horton has 25 catches and paces his team with 214 receiving yards (107 ypg) while scoring one touchdown.
  • Louis Brown has chipped in with 166 yards on 14 catches and one touchdown. He puts up 83 receiving yards per game this year.
  • This season Dallin Holker is averaging 78 yards per game, with 11 catches for 156 yards and three touchdowns.

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