Middle Tennessee vs. Florida International Prediction: Picks & Start Time – November 26, 2022

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C-USA rivals will clash when the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (6-5) battle the Florida International Panthers (4-7).

Middle Tennessee vs. Florida International Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 19.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Middle Tennessee as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Middle Tennessee has -1251 odds to pick up the win, while Florida International is listed at +714 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 55 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Middle Tennessee vs. Florida International Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, November 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN3
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Stadium: Riccardo Silva Stadium

Betting Preview

Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee is averaging 385.9 yards per game on offense (70th in the FBS), and rank 96th on the other side of the ball, yielding 405.6 yards allowed per game. Middle Tennessee is compiling 28.8 points per game on offense (64th in the FBS), and ranks 89th on defense with 28.1 points allowed per game. Middle Tennessee sports the 34th-ranked passing offense this season (266.6 passing yards per game), and has been less effective defensively, ranking eighth-worst with 280.2 passing yards allowed per game. From an offensive standpoint, Middle Tennessee ranks 106th in the FBS with 119.3 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 33rd in rushing yards allowed per contest (125.5). Offensively, Middle Tennessee ranks 105th in the FBS with a 34.9% third-down conversion rate. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 76th in third-down conversion rate allowed (125.5). With 21 forced turnovers (15th in the FBS) against 17 turnovers committed (74th in the FBS), Middle Tennessee’s +4+4 turnover margin ranks 36th in college football.

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Florida International

This season has been difficult for Florida International on both offense and defense, as it is averaging only 306.6 total yards per game (11th-worst) and allowing 452.4 total yards per game (11th-worst). This season has been tough for Florida International on both sides of the ball, as it is compiling just 17.8 points per contest (10th-worst) and ceding 37.6 points per game (fifth-worst). From an offensive angle, Florida International is generating 201.0 passing yards per contest (103rd-ranked). It ranks 106th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (258.5 passing yards surrendered per game). In terms of rushing, this season has been hard for Florida International on both sides of the ball, as it is putting up only 105.6 rushing yards per contest (15th-worst) and allowing 193.9 rushing yards per game (16th-worst). In terms of third-down efficiency, this season has been rough for Florida International on both sides of the ball, as it is compiling a 28.6% third-down conversion percentage (fourth-worst) and allowing a 49.7% conversion rate (second-worst). Florida International sports a +1 turnover margin this season, which ranks 66th in the FBS.

Middle Tennessee vs. Florida International Betting Analysis

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Middle Tennessee Betting Insights

Middle Tennessee is 5-6-0 against the spread this season. This season, six Middle Tennessee games have gone over the point total. The Blue Raiders have won two of the three games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (66.7%). The Blue Raiders have played as a moneyline favorite of -1251 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.

Panthers Betting Insights

Florida International has covered the spread four times in 11 games with a set total. In games they have played as 19.5-point underdogs or more, the Panthers have an ATS record of 1-2. Florida International’s games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under five times this season. This season, the Panthers have been the underdog 10 times and won three of those games. The Panthers have not won as an underdog of +714 or more on the moneyline this season in three such games.

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Middle Tennessee vs. Florida International Against The Spread & Betting Records

Middle Tennessee

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 58.3 60.4 56.5
Implied Total AVG 34.1 35.0 33.3
ATS Record 5-6-0 2-3-0 3-3-0
Over/Under Record 6-5-0 3-2-0 3-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-1 2-0 0-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 4-4 1-2 3-2

Panthers

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 58.0 55.9 59.8
Implied Total AVG 37.4 35.4 39.0
ATS Record 4-7-0 2-3-0 2-4-0
Over/Under Record 5-6-0 3-2-0 2-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 3-7 1-3 2-4

Players to Watch

Middle Tennessee

  • With 6.5 sacks to go with 7.0 TFL and 32 tackles in 11 games, Jordan Ferguson has been an important piece of the Blue Raiders’ defensive unit in 2022.
  • As part of the Blue Raiders’ defense, Tra Fluellen has collected 2.0 TFL, 52 tackles, and two interceptions in 11 games.
  • As part of the Blue Raiders’ defense, Teldrick Ross has registered one interception to go along with 45 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and four passes defended in 11 games.
  • With 4.5 sacks to go along with 4.0 TFL, 22 tackles, and one interception, Zaylin Wood has helped lead the Blue Raiders’ defense over 11 games.

Panthers

  • On defense, Demetrius Hill has helped lead the way with one interception to go with 53 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one pass defended in 11 games.
  • Gaethan Bernadel has amassed 49 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks in 11 games for the Panthers.
  • Donovan Manuel has been providing a big boost on defense, amassing 1.0 sack to go with 2.0 TFL and 47 tackles for the Panthers.
  • With 17 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and five sacks in 11 games, Shaun Peterson Jr. has been wreaking havoc on defense for the Panthers.

Middle Tennessee vs. Florida International Predictions and Pick

Middle Tennessee vs. Florida International betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Panthers (+19.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (55)

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How to Bet on Middle Tennessee vs. Florida International

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Our prediction to win this matchup is Middle Tennessee, and we predict that Florida International will cover the spread (Middle Tennessee -19.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 55 points.

WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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