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    The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1-2) will host the Colorado State Rams (0-2) on Saturday at 7:00 PM ET.

    The Blue Raiders are favored, but by less than a field goal (-2), against the Rams. The over/under for this matchup is 53.5 points.

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    Game Info for Middle Tennessee vs. Colorado State

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
    • Stadium: Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium
    Middle Tennessee vs Colorado State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Middle Tennessee -2 -112 -108 53.5 -110 -110 -133 +111

    Middle Tennessee Pick Insights

    • Middle Tennessee has covered the spread once in three games this season.
    • Middle Tennessee has not yet covered the spread as favorites of 2 points or more this season (0-1).
    • Middle Tennessee has combined with its opponent to go over in one of three games with a set total (33.3%).

    Middle Tennessee Stats & Insights

    • Last year, Middle Tennessee averaged just 1.9 more points per game (28.8) than Colorado State surrendered (26.9).
    • Middle Tennessee was 4-2 against the spread and 5-1 overall in games when it scored over 26.9 points last year.
    • Middle Tennessee racked up 374 yards per game last season, just 19.2 more than the 354.8 Colorado State allowed per matchup.
    • When Middle Tennessee totaled over 354.8 yards last year, the team was 5-3 against the spread and 6-2 overall.
    • Last season Middle Tennessee racked up 108.8 yards per game on the ground, 55.2 fewer than Colorado State allowed per outing (164).
    • When Middle Tennessee ran for over 164 yards last year, it compiled a 2-2 ATS record and a 3-1 overall record.
    • Middle Tennessee turned the ball over three more times (18 total) than Colorado State forced a turnover (15) last year.

    Middle Tennessee’s Best Players

    • Chase Cunningham’s previous season stat line: 3,162 passing yards (243.2 per game), 309-for-463 (66.7%), 21 touchdowns and 10 picks.
    • Last year, Frank Peasant rushed for 774 yards on 182 carries (59.5 yards per game) and scored nine times. Peasant also collected 28 catches for 286 yards and two scores.
    • Darius Bracy posted 264 rushing yards on 65 carries and four touchdowns last season.
    • Jaylin Lane collected 69 receptions for 940 yards and five touchdowns last year. He was targeted 100 times, and averaged 72.3 yards per game.
    • Izaiah Gathings tacked on 559 yards on 60 grabs with two touchdowns. He was targeted 80 times, and averaged 43 receiving yards per game.
    • Yusuf Ali grabbed 51 passes for 385 yards and two touchdowns, putting up 29.6 yards per game last season.
    • Last season Jordan Ferguson stacked up 8.5 sacks, 11 TFL, 43 tackles, and one interception.
    • Last season Tra Fluellen racked up 68 tackles, three TFL, and two interceptions.
    • Decorian Patterson collected seven interceptions while adding 39 tackles and eight passes defended last year.

    Colorado State Betting Insights

    • Colorado State is 1-1-0 against the spread this year.
    • When they have played as at least 2-point underdogs this season, the Rams are 1-1 against the spread.
    • Each of Colorado State’s two game with a set total have hit the over.

    Colorado State Pick Insights

    • Last year Colorado State averaged 14.5 fewer points per game (13.2) than Middle Tennessee gave up (27.7).
    • Colorado State racked up 123.7 fewer yards per game (285.8) than Middle Tennessee gave up per matchup (409.5) last year.
    • Last season Colorado State ran for 27.8 fewer yards per game (89) than Middle Tennessee allowed per outing (116.8).
    • Colorado State had a 3-1 ATS record and a 2-2 overall record when the team ran for more than 116.8 yards last year.
    • Colorado State turned the ball over 19 times last season, 11 fewer times than Middle Tennessee forced turnovers (30).

    Colorado State’s Best Players

    • Clay Millen completed 72.2% of his passes to throw for 1,910 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.
    • Avery Morrow averaged 69.5 rushing yards per game and scored four rushing touchdowns.
    • A’jon Vivens ran for 104 yards a year ago.
    • Tory Horton averaged 94.3 receiving yards and racked up eight receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2022 season.
    • Justus Ross-Simmons hauled in three touchdowns and had 424 receiving yards (35.3 ypg) in 2022.
    • Tanner Arkin averaged 10.9 receiving yards per game on 1.6 targets per game a season ago.
    • Last year Mohamed Kamara collected eight sacks, eight TFL and 25 tackles.
    • Jack Howell had a stellar defensive performance last season with 91 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and three interceptions.
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