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    On Saturday at 2:00 PM ET, the UTEP Miners (3-7) will visit the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-7).

    The Blue Raiders are expected to win by at least a touchdown (currently -7.5) versus the Miners. The over/under for this game is 47.5 points.

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    Game Info for Middle Tennessee vs. UTEP

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
    • Stadium: Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium
    Middle Tennessee vs UTEP Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Middle Tennessee -7.5 -110 -110 47.5 -110 -110 -306 +243

    Middle Tennessee Pick Insights

    • So far this season, Middle Tennessee has put together a 4-6-0 record against the spread.
    • Middle Tennessee has a 1-1 record against the spread when favored by 7.5 points or more this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in four of Middle Tennessee’s 10 games with a set total.

    Middle Tennessee Stats & Insights

    • Middle Tennessee is averaging 392.4 yards per game on offense (63rd in the FBS), and rank 101st defensively, yielding 401 yards allowed per game.
    • On offense, Middle Tennessee ranks 91st in the FBS with 23.7 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 90th in points allowed (401 points allowed per contest).
    • Middle Tennessee ranks 35th in pass offense (266.9 passing yards per game) and 101st in pass defense (243.1 passing yards allowed per game) this season.
    • Middle Tennessee is totaling 125.5 rushing yards per game on offense (102nd in the FBS), and ranks 86th defensively with 157.9 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Middle Tennessee ranks 50th in third-down efficiency (41.3%) on offense and 104th in third-down percentage allowed (42.5%) on defense this season.
    • Middle Tennessee has forced 11 total turnovers (100th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 16 times (89th in the FBS) for -5a turnover margin of -5, 107th-ranked in college football.

    Middle Tennessee’s Best Players

    • Nicholas Vattiato has thrown for 2,604 yards, completing 67.1% of his passes and recording 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions this season. He’s also run for 307 yards (30.7 ypg) on 112 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Jaiden Credle, has carried the ball 80 times for 389 yards (38.9 per game), scoring two times.
    • Elijah Metcalf’s 583 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 68 times and has registered 49 catches and six touchdowns.
    • Holden Willis has reeled in 35 passes while averaging 55.2 yards per game and scoring three touchdowns.
    • Justin Olson has racked up 43 grabs for 450 yards, an average of 45 yards per game. He’s scored one time as a receiver this season.
    • Sam Brumfield, the team’s leader in tackles and sacks, has recorded 3.5 sacks, two TFL and 47 tackles.
    • Tra Fluellen has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 38 tackles and three passes defended to his name.

    UTEP Betting Insights

    • UTEP has a 3-6-0 record against the spread this season.
    • UTEP has a 1-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 7.5 points or more this year.
    • Out of UTEP’s nine games with a set total, two have hit the over (22.2%).

    UTEP Pick Insights

    • With 361.6 total yards per game on offense, UTEP ranks 86th in the FBS in 2023. Defensively, it ranks 67th, surrendering 374.5 total yards per game.
    • UTEP has not been getting things done on offense, ranking eighth-worst in the FBS with 18.1 points per game. It has been more productive on the other side of the ball, giving up 26.6 points per contest (69th-ranked).
    • UTEP’s pass defense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 24th-best in the FBS with 194.6 passing yards ceded per game. In terms of offense, it is putting up 202.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 94th.
    • UTEP’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in run defense this season, allowing 179.9 rushing yards per game, which ranks 21st-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 65th with 158.9 rushing yards per contest.
    • UTEP’s offense has been struggling on third down, ranking ninth-worst in the FBS with a 30.5% third-down conversion rate. It has been better on the defensive side of the ball, giving up a 43% third-down rate (108th-ranked).
    • UTEP has not done well in terms of turnovers, as its turnover margin of -6 is 21st-worst in the FBS.

    UTEP’s Best Players

    • Gavin Hardison has thrown for 947 yards (94.7 ypg) while completing 56.6% of his passes and collecting five touchdown passes with seven interceptions this season.
    • Deion Hankins has run for 746 yards on 139 carries so far this year while scoring three times on the ground.
    • Torrance Burgess Jr. has racked up 615 yards on 123 carries with two touchdowns, while also catching 14 passes for 183 yards.
    • Kelly Akharaiyi’s 786 receiving yards (78.6 yards per game) are a team high. He has 37 catches on 73 targets with five touchdowns.
    • Jeremiah Ballard has totaled 464 receiving yards (46.4 yards per game) and one touchdown on 30 receptions.
    • Tyrin Smith’s 19 catches (on 30 targets) have netted him 191 yards (19.1 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Maurice Westmoreland has racked up 5.5 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up six TFL and 28 tackles.
    • UTEP’s leading tackler, Tyrice Knight, has 100 tackles, nine TFL, and 2.5 sacks this year.
    • Trez Moore leads the team with one interception, while also collecting six tackles and one pass defended.
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