Florida International Panthers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Prediction, Picks and Game Preview - 11/13/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 3:30 pm ET, Saturday, November 13, 2021
Venue:  Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN
Where to Watch:  ESPN3

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  FIU +10, MTSU -10; Over/Under:  55 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  FIU +10, MTSU -10; Over/Under:  55 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  FIU +10, MTSU -10; Over/Under:  55.5 points
 

Season Record

Florida International Panthers:  1-8 (7th place, C-USA East)
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders:  4-5 (5th place, C-USA East)
 
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Florida International Panthers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Florida International Panthers:  lost at home on Nov. 6 against the Old Dominion Monarchs 47-24.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders:  lost on the road on Nov. 6 against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 48-21.
 
 
 

Florida International Panthers Analysis

The FIU Panthers are coming into this game with a 1-8 record overall and they are 0-4 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 6th conference matchup of the year and they are currently 0-5 in their conference games this season. They got their first win in their season opener and they have lost 8 games straight since then, coming into this game on that 8 game losing streak. Max Bortenschlager played alright in their previous contest as he completed 18/32 passes for 315 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Grayson James also threw 1 TD in that one. Lexington Joseph led the team in rushing with 54 yards on 11 carries while D'Vonte Price had 45 yards on 10 carries. Bryce Singleton had a nice day as he led the receivers with 199 yards and 2 touchdowns on 6 receptions while Tyrese Chambers had 74 yards and 1 touchdown on 6 receptions. Richard Dames led the defense in that game with 7 solo tackles. Davon Strickland recorded the only sack in that game for them while Gio Richardson came away with the only interception for them in that one. They have scored 210 points in their 9 games this season averaging 23.3 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 340 points against them allowing 37.8 PPG. Their offense is averaging 402.1 YPG while their defense is allowing 493.7 YPG.
 
 

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Analysis

MTSU is coming into this game with a 4-5 record overall and they are 3-0 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. This will be the 6th conference matchup on their schedule this year and they are currently 2-3 in their conference games this season. They have won 2 of their last 3 games and are coming into this one off of a loss in their previous game which snapped the 2 game winning streak that they were on. Nicholas Vattiato really struggled a lot in their last game as he completed 24/41 passes for 205 yards, 2 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Mike DiLiello even threw an interception on 5 passes as well. Frank Peasant led the team in rushing with 78 yards and 1 touchdown on 18 carries. DJ Chisolm led the receivers with 69 yards and 1 touchdown on 3 receptions while Yusuf Ali had 60 yards and 1 touchdown on 5 receptions. Reed Blankenship led the defense in that game with 7 solo tackles and 2 assisted ones. Raquon Hartley recorded the only sack in that game for them while no one on the defense was able to come away with an interception in that one. They have scored 263 points in their 9 games this season averaging 29.2 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 259 points against them allowing 28.8 PPG. Their offense is averaging 342.4 YPG while their defense is allowing 390.3 YPG.
 

 

Florida International vs Middle Tennessee Prediction

MTSU is coming into this game as a 10 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. MTSU has been playing well in their recent games with just 1 hiccup in their last game but they were playing a very good WKU team with a great offense. FIU has been awful all season and has been blown out by a few of their conference opponents already. MTSU has gotten a few big wins against bad teams in their conference and they should be able to get another here. The best bet to place in this game is on MTSU to cover the spread in this game.
 
Florida International Middle Tennessee Prediction:  Our NCAAF Pick for Saturday, November 13, 2021 (3:30 pm ET start time) is MTSU 38 FIU 10.
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NCAAF Betting Trends

 
Florida International Panthers: 19-29 ATS as an underdog of 3.5 to 10 points. 89-104 ATS in all games. 37-41 ATS when the total is between 49.5 and 56. 64-69 ATS as an underdog. 37-41 ATS as a road underdog. 58-65 ATS against conference opponents.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders: 131-128 ATS in all games. 68-59 ATS as a favorite. 43-38 ATS as a home favorite. 57-52 ATS in home games. 82-77 ATS against conference opponents.
 

Key Injuries

 
Florida International Panthers:  S. Peterson Jr. (RB) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury. S. Thornton (WR) Ques Sat - Illness.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders:  A. Rasul (RB) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury. C. Mobley (RB) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury. C. Cunningham (QB) out for season - Undisclosed injury.
 

Notable Quotes

 
“I strongly believe that with the new structure in Conference USA, and current changing national landscape in college athletics, this is the right time for FIU to search for a new athletics director who will take FIU Athletics to the next level." - Pete Garcia on stepping down as the Director of Sports and Entertainment at FIU.
 
 
"When you turn the ball over seven times and don't get any, you're not going to win that game." - Rick Stockstill on his team’s loss against WKU in their last game.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Florida International Panthers
WR Singleton, Bryce 
WR Chambers, Tyrese 
TE Palmer, Sterling 
QB Bortenschlager, Max 
RB Price, D'vonte 
 
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
WR Windham, CJ 
WR Lane, Jaylin 
WR Jarrin Pierce
TE Jimmy Marshall 
QB Chase Cunningham 
RB Mobley, Chaton 
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Florida International Panthers
Passing: M. Bortenschlager (2469)
Rushing: D. Price (682)
Receiving: T. Chambers (836)
Touchdowns: D. Price (7)
 
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Passing: C. Cunningham (1318)
Rushing: C. Mobley (231)
Receiving: J. Marshall (426)
Touchdowns: J. Marshall (5)
 
Coaches:
Florida International Panthers: Butch Davis (5th season)
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders: Rick Stockstill (16th season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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