Army Hosts Middle Tennessee Saturday Afternoon on CBSSN

Army Hosts Middle Tennessee (September 5, 2020) Betting Preview and Odds

Coaches Rick Stockstill of Middle Tennessee and Jeff Monken of Army are eager for redemption. Stockstill has led Middle Tennessee to its most successful era in history. In like manner has Monken reclaimed Army glory after years in the wilderness. Last year both programs took big steps back for College Football betting Games. Handicappers wonder if it was a one-off or a portent of things to come. Past success indicates comeback seasons are likely. All of which makes their Saturday matchup pressure-packed. At the onset Army was made a field goal favorite. The home field was the prevailing factor.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Army Black Knights

Date and Time:Saturday, September 5, 2020, 1:30 p.m. ET
Location:Michie Stadium, West Point, York
Middle Tennessee vs. Army Black Knights TV Coverage:CBSSN
College Football Betting Games Odds at SBG:
TeamSpreadTotalML
Blue Raiders+3½ (-110)55½ (-110)+145
Black Knights-3½ (-110)55½ (-110)-165
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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Army Black Knights SBG Overview

On this occasion, we get two successful programs taking initial steps for redemption. Casual public money will lean with Army. Square money always goes to the name brand. Army has that in spades for this sportsbook pairing. Also factoring into the public’s comfort zone is the home field for the Black Knights. Sharps have long respected Middle Tennessee for its hidden value. MTSU was 4-8 straight up but split 6-6 on the board last year. Blue Raider backers love that the public is not aware of their long-term quality. Army’s powerful option offense is their asset.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Team Overview

Namely, Asher O’Hara is key for the Blue Raiders. Middle Tennessee’s quarterback does it all. Last year he passed for 2616 yards and ran for 1044 more. O’Hara’s ability to run or pass keeps defenses on their toes. Speaking of defense that is what doomed Middle Tennessee in 2019. To show the Blue Raiders ranked 114th in the nation and 101st vs. the rush.

Army Black Knights Team Overview

To be exact the Black Knights option offense annual ranks in the top five for rushing yards. First-year starting quarterback Jabari Laws showed well in limited action last year.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and Army Black Knights Against the Spread

The Blue Raiders are:

  • 7-4 against the spread in their last 11 away games
  • 7-1-1 over the total on the road
  • 9-5 on the board in their last 14 matchups as an underdog
  • 6-2-1 over the total when getting points
  • 6-2 vs. the line as a dog of six points or less
  • 3-8 under the total when getting six or fewer points

The Black Knights are:

  • 5-8 against the spread in their last 13 games as chalk
  • 3-5 under the total when favored
  • 2-5 vs. the odds as a favorite of six points or less
  • 6-3 over the total when laying six or fewer points
  • 2-7-1 in their last 10 games at Michie Stadium
  • 4-2 over the total in their last six matchups at home

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Army Black Knights SBG Free Pick

In this situation, the powerful Army ground game trumps everything else for College Football Betting Games. As the game goes on Middle Tennessee should wear down from it. As mentioned earlier the Blue Raiders defense is helpless.

Middle Tennessee vs. Army SBG Best Bet: Army Black Knights

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