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    On Saturday at 7:00 PM ET, the Colorado State Rams (0-2) will visit the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1-2).

    The Blue Raiders are the favorites (-3) in their matchup against the Rams, with the over/under at 53 points. (On the moneyline, the Blue Raiders are -153 and the Rams are +129.)

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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 -3 -110 -110 53 -110 -110 -153 +129

    Middle Tennessee Pick Insights

    • Middle Tennessee is 1-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • Middle Tennessee is 0-1 against the spread when favored by 3 points or more this season.
    • 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 allowed (26.9).
    • Middle Tennessee was 4-2 against the spread and 5-1 overall last season when the team scored more than 26.9 points.
    • Middle Tennessee collected only 19.2 more yards per game (374) than Colorado State gave up per outing (354.8) last season.
    • When Middle Tennessee churned out more than 354.8 yards last year, the team was 5-3 against the spread and 6-2 overall.
    • Last season Middle Tennessee ran for 55.2 fewer yards per game (108.8) than Colorado State allowed per contest (164).
    • Last season Middle Tennessee had a 2-2 ATS record and a 3-1 overall record in games the team ran for more than 164 yards.
    • Middle Tennessee turned the ball over 18 times last season, three more turnovers than Colorado State forced (15).

    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.
    • Frank Peasant racked up 774 rushing yards (59.5 per game) and nine touchdowns last year. In the receiving game, he made 28 catches for 286 yards and two scores.
    • Darius Bracy churned out 264 yards on 65 carries (20.3 yards per game), with four rushing touchdowns last season.
    • In the previous season, Jaylin Lane grabbed 69 passes (on 100 targets) for 940 yards (72.3 per game). He also found the end zone five times.
    • 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’s stat line last season: 385 receiving yards, 51 catches, two touchdowns, on 71 targets.
    • Jordan Ferguson did his thing last season with a huge stat line of 8.5 sacks, 11 TFL, 43 tackles, and one interception.
    • Tra Fluellen went to work last year, collecting 68 tackles, three TFL, and two interceptions.
    • Decorian Patterson intercepted seven passes last year while also totaling 39 tackles and eight passes defended.

    Colorado State Betting Insights

    • Colorado State has covered the spread once in two games this season.
    • Colorado State has a 1-1 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 3 points or more this year.
    • Colorado State has gone over in all of its two games with a set total.

    Colorado State Pick Insights

    • Last season Colorado State scored 14.5 fewer points per game (13.2) than Middle Tennessee surrendered (27.7).
    • Colorado State averaged 123.7 fewer yards per game (285.8) than Middle Tennessee gave up per contest (409.5) last year.
    • Colorado State rushed for 89 yards per game last season, 27.8 fewer than the 116.8 Middle Tennessee allowed per outing.
    • Last season Colorado State had a 3-1 ATS record and a 2-2 overall record in games the team rushed for over 116.8 yards.
    • Colorado State had 19 giveaways last year, while Middle Tennessee had 30 takeaways.

    Colorado State’s Best Players

    • Clay Millen threw for an average of 159.2 pass yards per contest and threw for 10 touchdowns last season.
    • Avery Morrow racked up four rushing touchdowns on 69.5 yards per game last season.
    • Last season A’jon Vivens rushed for 104 yards.
    • Tory Horton was targeted 9.4 times per game and racked up 1,131 receiving yards and eight touchdowns over the course of 2022.
    • Justus Ross-Simmons collected three touchdowns and had 424 receiving yards (35.3 ypg) in 2022.
    • Tanner Arkin played his way to 131 receiving yards (10.9 ypg) last season.
    • Mohamed Kamara proved to be a menacing defender last year, recording eight sacks, eight TFL and 25 tackles.
    • Jack Howell had an impressive defensive performance last season with 91 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and three interceptions.

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