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FIU vs. Middle Tennessee - 10/13/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-2) at FIU Golden Panthers (3-2)
Date & Time Saturday October 13, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: FIU Golden Panthers -1 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-2) at FIU Golden Panthers (3-2)
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Week seven college football brings us to the CUSA where the MTSU Blue Raiders visit the FIU Golden Panthers.

The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders have won consecutive contests following a 35-24 victory at Marshall as a three point underdog. Middle Tennessee State held Marshall to 382 yards and three turnovers while totaling 420 yards and overcoming eleven giveaways and a lost fumble.

Blue Raiders quarterback Brent Stockstill connected on 25-40 for 317 yards and a pair of touchdowns while running for 31 yards on 13 totes with a trip to the end zone.

Tavares Thomas led Middle Tennessee State on the ground with 42 yards on 15 carries and a score while catching two passes and another TD. The Blue Raiders saw Ty Lee and Gatlin Casey lad the air attack with ten catches for 131 yards.

The Florida International Golden Panthers are still in line for a Bowl following a 55-9 rout of Arkansas-Pine Bluff heading in to their bye.  Florida International was dominant in all areas as they rolled up a 615-282 yardage edge and forced a pair of turnovers.

Golden Panthers quarterback James Morgan connected on 9-14 for 341 yards and four touchdowns with Christian Alexander going 4-5 for another 52 yards.

D’Vonte Price led FIU on the ground with 110 yards and two touchdowns on five carries while Napolean Maxwell added 47 yards and a score on two carries. Florida International saw Maurice Alexander catch five passes for 144 yards and a TD while Cadarius Gaskin recorded a pair of receptions for 86 yards and another score.

Under is 4-0-1 in MTSU Blue Raiders last 5 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game and MTSU Blue Raiders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a bye week and under is 5-1-1 in MTSU Blue Raiders last 7 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game. Over is 4-0 in FIU Golden Panthers last 4 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game and over is 6-0-1 in FIU Golden Panthers last 7 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game and FIU Golden Panthers are 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points. Over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings and over is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings in Florida International and home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. 

Middle Tennessee State has looked good but I think Florida International is every bit their equal…

Florida International -1

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