MTSU Blue Raiders vs Charlotte 49ers Prediction, 9/24/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: MTSU Blue Raiders vs Charlotte 49ers
Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Location: Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: 49ers (-3)
Jerry Richardson Stadium is the site where the Charlotte 49ers (2-1) will compete against the MTSU Blue Raiders (1-2) on Friday. Charlotte opens this contest as 3-point favorites. The betting total is set at 56.5.
The MTSU Blue Raiders head into this matchup 1-2 for this season. In their last matchup, the Blue Raiders played the UTSA Roadrunners and took a loss by a final of 27-13. Amir Rasul was the best rusher for the Blue Raiders with 8 attempts for 23 yds (2.9 yds per attempt). Chase Cunningham went 9/18 with 150 yds through the air and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 156.7 and walked away from the contest with no interceptions. On the ground, the Blue Raiders gave up 175 yds on 44 tries, which is 4.0 yds per rush surrendered. MTSU relinquished 26 completions on 45 tries for 277 yds, and a completion percentage of 57.8%. When the final whistle blew, they ran 55 plays which totaled 199 yards. The MTSU Blue Raiders rushed the ball a total of 25 different times and accrued 8 yards, which had them averaging 0.3 yards per carry.
When talking about putting points on the board, the MTSU Blue Raiders hold an average of 25.7 PPG. As a unit they're averaging 56.7 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 128th in the country. The Blue Raiders have earned 892 total yards this year. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, MTSU has compiled 7 passing touchdowns and 2 touchdowns via the ground. MTSU has recorded 50 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 18 infractions for 154 yards. They have surrendered the ball 3 different times.
The Blue Raiders are sitting in 93rd in D-1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 25.7 PPG. They are allowing an average of 4.0 yards per tote and 162.3 yards on the ground per game this year. Overall, they have allowed 487 yards via the ground game in 3 contests. In terms of yards via the pass, the Blue Raiders have allowed 622 yards which ranks them 74th in Division 1. They have conceded 207.3 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 60.8%. For the year, they are granting 369.7 yards/contest ranking them 89th in Division 1.
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The 49ers head into this game 2-1 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the 49ers went home defeated by a final of 20-9 when they faced the Georgia State Panthers. Chris Reynolds (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 158 yards on 13/28 passing while his QB rating was 105.6. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 5.6. Calvin Camp carried the ball 14 times for 53 yds, finishing the game with 3.8 yards per attempt for Charlotte. The 49ers finished the contest with a total of 276 yds while running 67 plays (4.1 yds per play). Charlotte rushed the football for 3.0 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 118 yards on 39 attempts. Charlotte gave up 49 running attempts for 298 yards (6.1 yds per rush). The 49ers pass defense gave up a completion rate of 50.0%, relinquishing 139 yds on 6 for 12 through the air.
The Charlotte 49ers maintain an average of 409.3 yards/game, ranking them 69th in the country. The Charlotte offense has 135 yds of penalties on 18 infractions, which has them ranked 74th in college football in terms of making mistakes. For the year thus far, the 49ers have thrown for a total of 650 passing yards as well as an average of 216.7 passing yards per outing, which has them sitting 79th in college football. Regarding their scoring prowess, the 49ers are ranking 86th in the nation by scoring 26.0 PPG.
Charlotte has conceded a total of 814 rushing yards (271.3 yards/game) as well as 5 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have surrendered 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 139.0 yards/outing, which has them ranked 22nd in the country. The 49ers defense has taken the field for 196 plays, which has them sitting 63rd in the country. The 49ers are allowing 19.3 points per game, which has them ranked 58th in the nation. Overall, they have surrendered 58 pts.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/49ers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the 49ers -3
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