MTSU Blue Raiders vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 9/9/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: MTSU Blue Raiders vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023
Location: Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field in Columbia, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-21)
The MTSU Blue Raiders (0-1) are en route to Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field on Saturday, September 9, 2023 where they will take on the Missouri Tigers (1-0). MTSU opens this matchup as 21-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 51.
The MTSU Blue Raiders head into this matchup 0-1 for this year. In their last matchup, the Blue Raiders took on the Alabama Crimson Tide and took a loss by a score of 56-7. Nicholas Vattiato finished 21/32 with 127 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rate of 103 and finished the contest with 1 interception. Jekail Middlebrook was the rushing leader for the Blue Raiders with 8 totes for 32 yds (4.0 yds per attempt). The MTSU Blue Raiders ran the football 26 times and had 78 yds, earning them an average of 3.0 yds per attempt. On the day, they ran 61 plays which gave them 211 yards. MTSU gave up 17 pass completions on 24 attempts for 226 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.8%. When it came to stopping the run, the Blue Raiders gave up 205 yds on 40 tries, which is an average of 5.1 yards per run surrendered.
The Blue Raiders have racked up 211 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, MTSU has earned 1 touchdown through the air and no touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 2 times. MTSU has accumulated 13 1st downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 9 infractions for 84 yds. As a team they're maintaining an average of 78.0 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 111th in college football. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the MTSU Blue Raiders are sitting at 7.0 PPG.
The Blue Raiders rank 128th in Division 1 regarding team defense, allowing 56.0 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.1 yards per tote and 205.0 rushing yards per contest on the year. Over the course of this year, they have given up 205 rushing yards through 1 game. In terms of yards via the pass, the Blue Raiders have allowed 226 yds which ranks them 71st in the country. They have conceded 226.0 yards per outing through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 70.8%. During the season, they are allowing 431.0 yards/game which ranks them 103rd in Division 1. They have granted 3 touchdowns via the pass and 5 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Tigers head into this matchup 1-0 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Tigers got the victory with a final of 35-10 against the South Dakota Coyotes. Brady Cook (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 172 yards on 17/21 through the air while his quarterback rate was 165.5. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 8.2. Cody Schrader carried the rock 18 times for 138 yds, ending the game with 7.7 yds per carry for Missouri. Missouri ran for 5.3 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 211 yds on 40 carries. The Tigers finished the contest with a total of 437 yards and they ran 66 plays (6.6 yds per play). The Tigers passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 60.0%, relinquishing 156 yards on 15 for 25 passing. Missouri gave up 35 attempts on the ground for 38 yards (1.1 yards per rush).
The Missouri Tigers average 437.0 yards per contest, which has them ranked 49th in college football. The Missouri offense has compiled 56 yards of penalties on 7 infractions, which has them sitting 52nd in the country in terms of hurting your team. They have thrown 1 interception while letting opponents recover no fumbles and they have been able to obtain 22 1st downs. In terms of how much they score, the Tigers currently rank 55th in D-1 holding an average of 35.0 points per contest.
Missouri has allowed a total of 38 yards on the ground as well as no touchdowns by way of the ground game for the year. They have yielded 1 touchdown through the air in addition to 156.0 yards/contest, ranking them 43rd in the nation. Their defense has earned no fumbles recovered and no interceptions on the year. The Tigers defense has taken part in 60 plays, which ranks 34th in the nation. The Tigers are surrendering 10.0 points per game, which has them sitting 29th in Division 1. Overall, they have allowed 10 pts.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Raiders +21
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