Saturday, October 22, 2016
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The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders take on the Missouri Tigers on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Faurot Field. The opening line for this game has Missouri as 4 point favorites. This season the Blue Raiders are 3-2-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-3-0. The Tigers have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 3-3-0 against the spread.
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Brent Stockstill finished with 434 yards through the air for Middle Tennessee last week. He completed 42 passes out of 54 attempts for a 78% completion percentage. The Blue Raiders were led in rushing by I'Tavius Mathers, who finished with 143 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Richie James was the team leader in receiving with a total of 223 yards and 16 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Middle Tennessee got a total of 32 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 22 came through the air. They ran 86 total plays for 605 yards for the game. The Blue Raiders ran for 171 yards on 32 attempts.
Marvin Zanders finished with 59 yards passing for Missouri last week. He went 3 for 4, resulting in a 75% completion percentage. The Tigers were led on the ground by Damarea Crockett, who finished with 145 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 10 yards per rush. Richaud Floyd led the team in receiving with 34 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. Missouri had 16 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 4 came from a pass. They ran 68 total plays for 363 yards for the contest. The Tigers ran for 265 yards on 46 carries as a team.
Middle Tennessee scores 38.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 24th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 31.5 passes on 48.8 attempts for a 64.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 366.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 5th in college football. The Blue Raiders run for an average of 175 yards per game on 32.5 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 66th in the nation. They also run 81.3 plays per contest and average 6.7 yards per play for an average of 541.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 6th overall this season. The Blue Raiders average 26.8 first downs per game which ranks them 7th in the country. They accumulate 59.8 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, which ranks 47th in the nation.
Middle Tennessee allows 249 passing yards per game, ranking 85th in D-1, and they allow 26.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 65th. They give up 23.3 completions on 39.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.1. The Blue Raiders allow 146.7 rushing yards per game on 38.2 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 51st in the country. Middle Tennessee allows 395.7 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 61st in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.2 penalties for 55.2 yards per game, ranking them 69th among D-1 teams.
Missouri averages 33.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 44th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21.3 passes per game on 38.3 attempts for a 55.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 308.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 18th in Division 1. The Tigers run for an average of 175.8 yards per game on 38.2 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 61st on the ground. They also run 76.5 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for a total of 484.3 yards per game, ranking them 24th in the country on offense. The Tigers get an average of 23 first downs per game, which ranks 40th in the nation. They average 51.7 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, ranking them 76th in college football.
Missouri allows an average of 232.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 73rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 26.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 62nd in the nation. They give up 20.7 completions on 38.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.2 per game. The Tigers allow 205.3 rushing yards per contest on 41.5 carries for a 4.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 99th in the country. Missouri allows 438 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 99th in D-1. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and 6.2 penalties for 48.8 yards in each contest, ranking 39th in the nation.
Middle Tennessee Betting Trends
Middle Tennessee is 3-3-0 against the over/under this season
Middle Tennessee has an ATS record of 3-2-1 this season
Missouri Betting Trends
Missouri is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Missouri has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/06/16 DE Chris Hale Knee out indefinitely
09/06/16 WR Demetrius Frazier Leg out for season
08/30/16 RB Shane Tucker Leg out for season
08/29/16 WR Jocquez Bruce Ankle out for season
08/19/16 WR Terry Pettis Leg out for season
10/16/16 WR Nate Brown Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
Guy's Pick: Take Missouri
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