NCAA odds handicappers will have their choice of two teams that are very much in the thick of the Sun Belt Conference race with the NCAA football odds.
Sports-Gambling opened with the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders as a 1.5 point road favorite over the Arkansas State Red Wolves with kickoff on ESPN2 set for 7:05 PM Eastern Time.
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders have a record of 3-4 straight up and 2-5 with the college football odds. Middle Tennessee is 2-1 in Sun Belt Conference action, however, which is just a half a game behind 3-1 Troy. Middle Tennessee is coming off a 38-10 home win over Louisiana Monroe on October 23.
The Blue Raiders rank 55th for total offense and 67th for total defense. Quarterbacking has been a problem for the Blue Raiders as senior Dwight Dasher has struggled with a 2/6 touchdown/interception ratio after missing the first two games of the season due to a suspension.
Last year Dasher had 1154 yards rushing with 5.2 yards per carry average but this year he is averaging just 3.0 yards per carry.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves have a record of 3-5 straight up and 6-2 with the college football lines. Arkansas State is coming off a 37-16 home win over Florida Atlantic to improve their conference mark to 3-2. The Red Wolves rank 48th in total offense but 116th in total defense.
Middle Tennessee has paid out in 8 of their last 9 Sun Belt Conference games and has gotten the money in 19 out of their last 26 when coming off a win against the spread in their previous game. Arkansas State has paid out in just 7 of their last 25 games against the spread when coming off a payout in their previous game.
The Blue Raiders have gone under the total in 5 out of their last 7 road games. Middle Tennessee State has gone under the total in 22 of their last 30 games when coming off a straight up win.