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Middle Tennessee vs. Duke - 9/14/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Duke at Middle Tennessee
Date & Time Saturday September 14, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Floyd Stadium
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
The Line
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +3 O/U: 52.5
TV Channel
Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The Duke Blue Devils and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will meet on the college football circuit Saturday.

Duke enters this game with a 1-1 record. After falling 42-3 to Alabama in Week 1, the Devils took out NC A&T 45-13 to even things up.

In the NC A&T game, Duke QB Quentin Harris had 345 yards with four touchdowns and also led the rush with 83 yards and another score. Jalon Calhoun was tops in receiving with 105 yards and two TDs.

Over on the Middle Tennessee side, they’re 1-1 as well this year. The Raiders fell to Michigan 40-21 in the opener then took out Tennessee State this past weekend.

In the victory, Middle Tennessee QB Asher O’Hara had 367 yards, four touchdowns and a pick, while Chaton Mobley logged 104 yards and two rush TDs. DJ Chisolm was the receiving leader for the Raiders with an 80-yard TD catch.

The Devils are 7-2 ATS in their last nine road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 in September. Duke is 1-4 ATS in their last five after a straight-up win and 0-4 ATS in the last four games following an ATS win.

Meanwhile, the Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last five after a straight-up win and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 after an ATS loss. The over is 4-0 in Middle Tennessee’s last four overall and 4-0 in their last four non-conference games.

After a pretty impossible matchup in Week 1, the Blue Devils asserted themselves in Week 2 and did pretty much whatever they felt like. Middle Tennessee might pose some problems there though, as the Raiders seem like they can score pretty well.

I’m going to go with Middle Tennessee on the cover here in what should be an interesting game.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +3

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