Florida Atlantic Owls vs MTSU Blue Raiders Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs MTSU Blue Raiders
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Florida Atlantic (-6.5)
Javion Posey and the Florida Atlantic Owls (5-1) head to Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the MTSU Blue Raiders (3-6). Florida Atlantic opens this game as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 46.5.
The last time they played, the Florida Atlantic Owls faced the UMass Minutemen and went home with the win by a score of 24-2. Javion Posey led the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 70 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for this game. He racked up a total of 90 yards via 19 carries which had him averaging 4.7 yards per carry. TJ Chase was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 79 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 19.8 yards per catch for that game. Javion Posey went 13/27 with 203 yards via the pass but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
In terms of scoring, the Florida Atlantic Owls hold an average of 21.0 points per game. Offensively they're holding an average of 197.5 yards in the run game which ranks them 38th in the country. The Owls have tallied 1,983 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Florida Atlantic has totaled 6 touchdowns through the air and 10 touchdowns via the ground. When it comes to passing yards, the Owls have conceded 1,126 yds which puts them in 59th in the nation. For the season, they have allowed 293.0 yards per game putting them 20th in the nation. The Owls are ranked 14th in D-1 concerning team defense, conceding 11.2 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 3.3 yards per rush and 105.3 rushing yards per game on the year. During their 6 games played this season, they are giving up 187.7 yards per outing through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 53.7%. For the year, they have allowed 632 running yards through 6 games.
Javion Posey has completed 23 of his career 44 passes for a completion percentage of 52.3%. He is throwing for 70.8 yds per outing. For his career, Posey has thrown for 283 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 pick. He has a quarterback rating of 116.8 with a TD percentage of 4.5% and an interception rate of 2.3%. Since his college career started, he has attempted running the football 46 different times for a total of 332 yds.
In their last game, the MTSU Blue Raiders took on the Troy Trojans and added a win to their record by a score of 20-17. Asher O'Hara led the team on the ground in this outing. He broke a long run for 23 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 86 yards on 25 carries which meant he averaged 3.4 yards per run. Yusuf Ali was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 90 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 12.9 yards per catch in this outing. Asher O'Hara went 19/23 with 210 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He walked away with no picks.
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Blue Raiders currently sit 97th in the country holding an average of 22.9 points per contest. During this campaign so far, the Blue Raiders have thrown for a total of 2,074 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 230.4 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 72nd in D-1. They are averaging 135.4 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,219 yards for the year. The MTSU Blue Raiders average 365.9 yards/outing which ranks them 90th in Division 1. The Blue Raiders are giving up 35.4 PPG, ranking them 111th in the nation. Overall, they have given up 319 pts. MTSU has allowed a total of 2,005 yards rushing (222.8 yards/game) and 21 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have given up 19 touchdowns through the air as well as 224.1 yards/contest, which has them sitting 61st in the nation.
During the 23 contests in his college career, Asher O'Hara has completed 411 of 643 tries for 4,690 yards. He averages 203.9 passing yards per contest with a 136.3 QB rating. O'Hara has thrown 32 touchdowns compared to 17 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has run for 1,753 yds on 397 attempts. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 5.0% and his interception rate is 2.6%.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Blue Raiders college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls -6.5
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