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    The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-4) will visit the UTEP Miners (4-4) on Saturday at 9:00 PM ET.

    The Miners are slight favorites (-1.5) in their game against the Blue Raiders, with the over/under at 52 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Miners are -124 and the Blue Raiders are +102.)

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for UTEP vs. Middle Tennessee

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 29, 2022
    • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: El Paso, Texas
    • Stadium: Sun Bowl Stadium
    Miners vs Blue Raiders Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Miners -1.5 -111 -110 52 -112 -110 -124 +102

    UTEP Betting Insights

    • So far this season, Middle Tennessee has put together a 3-4-0 record against the spread.
    • Middle Tennessee is 2-4 against the spread when an underdog by 1.5 points or more this year.
    • In Middle Tennessee’s seven games with a set total, four have hit the over (57.1%).

    UTEP Stats & Insights

    • UTEP is compiling 362.9 yards per game on offense, which ranks 94th in the FBS. On the other side of the ball, the Miners rank 42nd, surrendering 350.6 yards per game.
    • UTEP has been a bottom-25 scoring offense this season, ranking 25th-worst with 22.4 points per game. The defense ranks 77th in the FBS (27.9 points allowed per game).
    • UTEP has the 90th-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (217.5 passing yards per game), and has been more effective defensively, ranking 25th-best with only 193.6 passing yards allowed per game.
    • UTEP is putting up 145.4 rushing yards per game offensively this season (74th in the FBS), and is surrendering 157.0 rushing yards per game (84th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • UTEP is putting up a 35.1% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (99th in the FBS), and is giving up a 35.1% third-down conversion rate (45th) on defense.
    • UTEP has the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football at -5, forcing 12 turnovers (43rd in the FBS) while turning it over 17 times (125th in the FBS).

    UTEP’s Best Players

    • Gavin Hardison has 1,696 pass yards for UTEP, completing 52.7% of his passes and collecting nine touchdowns and seven interceptions this season.
    • Ronald Awatt has carried the ball 111 times for a team-high 490 yards on the ground and has found the end zone two times.
    • This season, Deion Hankins has carried the ball 97 times for 479 yards (59.9 per game) and two touchdowns.
    • Tyrin Smith’s 594 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 87 times and has registered 47 catches and four touchdowns.
    • Reynaldo Flores has reeled in 39 passes while averaging 55.8 yards per game and scoring one touchdown.
    • Jeremiah Ballard has compiled 10 grabs for 118 yards, an average of 14.8 yards per game. He’s scored one time as a receiver this season.
    • Jadrian Taylor has collected 7.0 sacks to lead the team, while also recording 6.0 TFL and 22 tackles.
    • UTEP’s tackle leader, Tyrice Knight, has 41 tackles, 3.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
    • Ilijah Johnson has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has five tackles and three passes defended to his name.

    Middle Tennessee Betting Insights

    • Middle Tennessee is 3-4-0 against the spread this season.
    • Middle Tennessee is 2-4 against the spread when an underdog by 1.5 points or more this year.
    • Middle Tennessee games have hit the over in four out of seven opportunities (57.1%).

    Middle Tennessee Stats & Insights

    • Middle Tennessee’s defense has been bottom-25 in total defense this season, ceding 426.4 total yards per game, which ranks 25th-worst. Offensively, it ranks 95th with 360.9 total yards per contest.
    • Middle Tennessee’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in scoring defense this season, allowing 31.6 points per game, which ranks 25th-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 72nd with 28.0 points per contest.
    • Middle Tennessee ranks 53rd in passing yards per game (255.9), but it has been less productive defensively, ranking 10th-worst in the FBS with 282.6 passing yards conceded per contest.
    • Middle Tennessee ranks 15th-worst in rushing yards per game (105.0), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 66th in the FBS with 143.9 rushing yards conceded per contest.
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, Middle Tennessee ranks 98th in the FBS (35.5% third-down conversion percentage) and 98th on defense (42.5% third-down rate allowed).
    • Middle Tennessee has excelled in terms of turnovers, as its turnover margin of +7 ranks 12th-best in the FBS, with 15 forced turnovers (14th in the nation) and eight turnovers committed (32nd in the nation).

    Middle Tennessee’s Best Players

    • Chase Cunningham has racked up 1,798 yards (256.9 ypg) while completing 65.9% of his passes and collecting 10 touchdown passes with five interceptions this season. He’s also rushed for 102 yards with three touchdowns.
    • Frank Peasant is his team’s leading rusher with 82 carries for 362 yards, or 51.7 per game. He’s found paydirt six times on the ground, as well.
    • Darius Bracy has racked up 116 yards on 31 carries with two touchdowns.
    • Jaylin Lane’s 506 receiving yards (72.3 yards per game) lead the team. He has 36 receptions on 55 targets with two touchdowns.
    • Izaiah Gathings has recorded 352 receiving yards (50.3 yards per game) and one touchdown on 39 receptions.
    • Yusuf Ali’s 43 targets have resulted in 30 catches for 229 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Zaylin Wood has collected 4.0 sacks to pace the team, while also recording 3.0 TFL, 14 tackles, and one interception.
    • Middle Tennessee’s leading tackler, Teldrick Ross, has 34 tackles and 2.0 TFL this year.
    • Decorian Patterson has a team-high four interceptions to go along with 23 tackles and five passes defended.
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