Western Kentucky vs. Middle Tennessee State Prediction
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are one win away from bowl eligibility and face a Western Kentucky squad tonight that has only one victory in eight games. Will MTSU roll to a win tonight and cover the two-touchdown spread in the process?
Friday, November 2, 2018
Floyd Stadium at 8:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Blue Raiders are a 13.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 52.5 points. As of Friday morning, 69 percent of public bets are siding with host Middle Tennessee State. Check out our College Football Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Hilltoppers fall by three TDs
Western Kentucky lost 38-17 at home its last game against Florida International to fall to 1-7 overall and 0-4 in conference play. Davis Shanley finished 14-of-25 through the air for 105 yards, while he also rushed for 17 yards on six carries. Joshua Samuel led the ground game with 14 carries for 83 yards. Steven Duncan had four rushes for 11 yards and a touchdown, while D'Andre Ferby had two carries for three yards and a score. Jacquez Sloan had five receptions for 69 yards. Ben Holt racked up 19 tackles to pace the defense.
Blue Raiders roll at ODU
Middle Tennessee State clobbered host Old Dominion by a score of 51-17 last week to improve to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in the conference. The Blue Raiders led 31-10 at halftime and outscored ODU in every quarter. Brent Stockstill was 25-of-34 through the air for 280 yards and two TDs plus an interception. He also rushed for a touchdown. Terelle West had 13 carries for 120 yards and a score. Chaton Mobley had nine rushes for 36 and a TD. Gatlin Casey had four receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown. Ty Lee had five catches for 69 and a score. Reed Blankenship made 17 tackles to lead the defensive unit.
College Football Betting Trends
The Hilltoppers are 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games on turf. The over is 6-1-1 in the last eight Western Kentucky games on turf.
Middle Tennessee State
The home team is 4-0 in the last four meetings. The over is 6-0 in the last six meetings.
The home team has enjoyed success in this series as of late and MTSU is by far the better team here. Don't overthink this one. It seems as though oddsmakers could have added a few more points to the line and it would still seem reasonable, so your job as a bettor is to take advantage. Anything can happen in sports, but I think the safest play tonight is to expect the Blue Raiders to roll and cover the spread.
PREDICTION: MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE -13.5