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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Army Black Knights 09/05/2020 Previews, Spread and Game Analysis

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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Army Black Knights 09-05-2020 Previews Spread and Game Analysis

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Army Black Knights 09/05/2020 – Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and Army Black Knights are all set to battle in an entertaining ncaa football game from Michie Stadium in West Point, New York. Middle Tennessee struggled last season as they lost five of their last seven games. The Blue Raiders were not strong enough with their running back and their defensive unit. Army Black Knights were not too strong either as they lost seven of their last nine games. Army ended with a five-win season and they look forward to a chance to set things right. Both teams witnessed their own struggles over the year and this is a fresh start to get back on track. 

When: Saturday, September 5, 1:30 PM EST
Where: Michie Stadium in West Point, New York
TV: CBSSN
Stream: SofaScore

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Army Black Knights 09/05/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +4 (-107) 54.5 o (-107) +186
Army Black Knights -4 (-107) 54.5 u (-107 -214
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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders were low with their scoring since they were averaging just 26.3 points per game. The defense was not balanced as they surrendered close to 30 points against opponents. The Blue Raiders covered 400 plus yards per game and gave up close to 460. There have been no changes in the quarterback positions as Asher O’Hara and Chase Cunningham will return this season. From the receiving end, Jarrin Pierce will take his spot once again while Chaton Mobley adds to the squad. The Blue Raiders are trying to stick to their same squad, but they need more focus in scoring this year.

Players to watch: QB A. O’Hara (210 CMP, 335 ATT 2,616 YDS, 62.7 CMP%, 7.8 AVG, 90 LNG, 20 TD), WR Z. Dobson (17 ATT, 113 YRD, 6.6 AVG, 21 LNG 0 TD), RB B. Anderson (37 ATT, 170 YRD, 4.0 AVG, 38 LNG, 3 TD).

Army Black Knights

Army Black Knights did well last year to maintain a balance between their offensive and defensive line. The Knights touched an average of 28 plus points per game while surrendering 23 to opponents. Army averaged close to 380 yards per game on average while surrendering 342. The present issue for the Army is to find a quarterback that will take the place of Kelvin Hopkins Jr. Christian Anderson might be the other option alongside Jabari Laws as their backup. From the running back spot, Sandon McCoy will return after rushing 576 yards last season. The other notable players will be Arik Smit and Edriece Patterson from the defensive end.

Players to watch: QB C. Anderson (7 CMP, 23 ATT 135 YDS, 30.4 CMP%, 5.9 AVG, 80 LNG, 1 TD), WR C.Hayes (1 ATT, 35 YRD, 35.0 AVG, 35 LNG 0 TD), RB S. McCoy (134 ATT, 586 YRD, 4.3 AVG, 40 LNG, 10 TD).

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Army Black Knights Betting Numbers

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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

Middle Tennessee is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Middle Tennessee’s last 6 games.
Blue Raiders are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games.
Middle Tennessee is 0-7 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
Middle Tennessee is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Independents (FBS) conference.

Army Black Knights

Army is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
Black Knights are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games.
Army is 16-2 SU in their last 18 games at home.
Army is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Conference USA conference.
Black Knights are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in September.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Army Black Knights Betting Picks

The college football spreads are indeed favoring Army Black Knights based on their performance last season. Army has a strong unit that was well-balanced and they should be able to take out the Blue Raiders with ease with a final score of 33-24.