MTSU Blue Raiders vs FIU Golden Panthers Prediction, 10/10/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: MTSU Blue Raiders vs FIU Golden Panthers
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Location: Riccardo Silva Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: MTSU (+6.5)
Asher O'Hara and the MTSU Blue Raiders (0-4) are headed to Riccardo Silva Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the FIU Golden Panthers (0-1). FIU opens this matchup as 6.5-point favorites. The total is set at 53.5.
In their last contest, the MTSU Blue Raiders took the field against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and took the loss by a score of 20-17. Asher O'Hara went 23/33 with 217 yards via the pass and threw 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Asher O'Hara led the team in rushing in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 28 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for this game. He rushed for a total of 98 yards by way of 25 carries which meant he was running for 3.9 yards per carry. Jarrin Pierce was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 65 yards on 9 receptions. He had an average of 7.2 yards per catch in this contest.
The Blue Raiders have earned 1,307 yards in total this season. As a team they're averaging 113.8 yards via the ground game which is 65th in D-1. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, MTSU has totaled 5 passing touchdowns and 4 touchdowns via the ground. Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the MTSU Blue Raiders are sitting at 16.5 points per contest. The Blue Raiders sit in 76th in college football regarding their opponents scoring, giving up 36.5 PPG. They are giving up 4.4 yards per rush on the ground and 201.5 rushing yards per game on the season. In total, they have allowed 806 yards via the ground game in 4 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Blue Raiders have conceded 775 yards which puts them in 66th in Division 1. In their 4 games, they have surrendered 193.8 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 60.4%. In total, they have yielded 395.3 yards/game ranking them 46th in college football.
For his collegiate career, O'Hara has passed for a total of 3,474 yards with 24 TD's and 14 interceptions. Since his college career started, he has taken off and run 292 different times totaling 1,374 yards. He has a QB rating of 135.8 with a touchdown rate of 5.1% and an interception rate of 3.0%. He is passing for 193.0 yards per outing. Asher O'Hara has connected on 298 of his career 472 tosses for a completion percentage of 63.1%.
In the last game they played, the FIU Golden Panthers went up against the Liberty Flames and added a loss to their record by a score of 36-34. D'vonte Price led the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 65 yards and he notched 2 TD's in this game. He racked up a total of 148 yards via 13 carries which meant he was running for 11.4 yards per carry. Bryce Singleton was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 50 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 25.0 yards per catch for that game. Stone Norton went 9/13 with 120 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception.
For the year to this point, the Golden Panthers have compiled 136 passing yards ranking them 70th in D-1. The FIU Golden Panthers are averaging 304 yards per game which is good for 69th in the nation. They maintain an average of 168 yards via the ground game. When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Golden Panthers currently rank 26th in Division 1 holding an average of 34 points per outing. The Golden Panthers are relinquishing 36 points per game, ranking them 75th in college football. FIU has yielded a total of 219 yards rushing as well as 2 touchdowns on the ground on the season. They have conceded 2 touchdowns through the air in addition to 308 yards per game, which has them ranked 77th in D-1.
In 14 games in his career, Max Bortenschlager has been successful on 138 of his 269 attempts for a total of 1,533 yards. He averages 109.5 yards per game through the air with a 108.9 quarterback rating. Bortenschlager has thrown for 11 TD's while tossing 5 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has left the pocket and rushed for -22 yards on 85 attempts. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 4.1% and his interception percentage is 1.9%.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Golden Panthers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Raiders +6.5
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