R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers

Blue Raiders vs. App State in Betting on NCAA Football New Orleans Bowl

Just four years into their new status as a 1-A football program has Appalachian State proven it worth.  In fact, the Mountaineers are bowling for the fourth consecutive season.   And better still they are the champions of the Sun Belt Conference.  Accordingly, App State is also one of the most profitable teams for betting on NCAA Football.  Middle Tennessee is also a respected Group of Five programs.  Fashion the Blue Raiders winning the East Division of Conference USA.  Most important of all they were also profitable on the board.  What’s more these teams make for a strong bowl matchup.

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers

Date and Time: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 9 p.m. ET

Location:  Mercedes Benz Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana

Betting on NCAA Football Odds at SBG:

TeamSpreadTotal
Middle Tenn St+7½ (-130)50½ (-110)
Appalachian St-7½ (+110)50½ (-110)
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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

Last week Middle Tennessee lost the Conference USA championship game to Alabama Birmingham 27-25 as 1.5-point chalks.  The previous week the same two teams met in a 27-3 Middle Tennessee Betting on NCAA Football win and payout. As a result, the Blue Raiders are now 8-5 straight up and against the spread with a 6-7 mark under the total.  And it was the first time in six games that MTSU did not pay.  Nationally Middle ranks 65th in for scoring offense and 51st for points allowed.  Quarterback Brent Stockstill has thrown for 3203 yards and 28 touchdowns.

Appalachian State Mountaineers

Appalachian State has an online wagering record of 10-2 straight up, 8-4 vs. the odds, and a 6-6 split on totals.  Indeed, the Mountaineers are Sun Belt Conference champions.  Last week they won the Sun Belt title game over Louisiana 30-19 as 17.5-point overlays.  Nationally App State ranks 20th in the country for scoring offense and sixth for points allowed.  Running back Darrynton Evans has 1079 yards with 6.5 yards per carry and seven touchdowns to spark the attack.  Additionally, quarterback Zac Thomas has passed for 18 touchdowns.  Appalachian State is best known for their 2007 upset win at Michigan.

Stats to Consider

Late, Appalachian State has been a reliable away favorite.  For example, the Mountaineers have covered five of their last six laying points away from home.  And just three of their last 13 in that role have gone over the total.  Balanced against that is Middle Tennessee’s weak wagering value as an away dog.  The Blue Raiders have covered just four of their last 12 getting points on the road.  Also, six of their last eight as away pups have gone under the total.

Rick Stockstill

Middle Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill has been a mainstay for 13 seasons at the school.  On this occasion it will be the fifth time in six years that the Blue Raiders have gone to a bowl.

Matchup to Watch

As was previously noted Appalachian State has very impressive metrics.  Account of that shows they are a complete team.  Secondly Middle Tennessee is not quite up to the Mountaineers Betting on NCAA Football profitability.

Middle Tennessee vs. Appalachian State Betting on NCAA Football Picks

To conclude Appalachian State is the better squad and rates the call!

Middle Tennessee vs. Appalachian State Betting on NCAA Football Pick: Appalachian State Mountaineers

Middle Tennessee vs, Appalachian State Betting on NCAA Football Score Prediction: Appalachian State 34, Middle Tennessee 24

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