North Texas at Middle Tennessee odds, picks and best bets

Marcus Mosher
Sportsbook Wire

The North Texas Mean Green (1-3) face the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (1-4) at Johnny Floyd Stadium at 5 p.m ET. Below, we analyze the North Texas-Middle Tennessee college football betting odds and lines, with college football picks and best bets.

North Texas at Middle Tennessee: Betting odds and lines

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  • Money line : Middle Tennessee -223 (bet $223, win $100) | North Texas +180 (bet $100, win $180)
  • Against the spread/ATS : Middle Tennessee State -6 (-110) | North Texas +6 (-110)
  • Over/Under : 71.5 (O: -115 | U: -106)

North Texas at Middle Tennessee: Three things to know

  1. Middle Tennessee has one of the worst offenses in college football, averaging under 20 points per game. The Blue Raiders were shut out against Army in Week 1 and managed to score only 14 points against Troy in Week 2.
  2. North Texas has lost six-straight games on the road and has failed to cover in any of those contests.
  3. North Texas has arguably the worst defense in college football, allowing just under 47 points per game. The Mean Green defense is allowing an absurd 7.30 yards per play this season.

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North Texas at Middle Tennessee: Odds, betting lines and picks

Prediction

Middle Tennessee State 35, North Texas 28

Money line (ML)

MIDDLE TENNESSEE (-223) is a slight home favorite in this contest despite its 1-4 record on the season. The lone victory came last week as the Blue Raiders defeated FIU in a close 31-28 contest. North Texas has been an awful road team of late, losing six straight games away from home.

Don't expect anything to be different in this one as the Raiders should win by a touchdown.

Against the spread (ATS)

MIDDLE TENNESSEE -6 (-110) is a touchdown favorite in this game over North Texas. That's not all that surprising considering Middle Tennessee is 5-2 against the spread in its last seven games. Meanwhile, North Texas has failed to cover in six of its last seven games. Considering how poor the Mean Green have been on the road over the last two seasons, take the Raiders to win by at least 7 points.

Over/Under (O/U)

The total for this matchup is set at 71.5 points and that makes sense considering the defenses in this matchup. North Texas is allowing close to 50 points per game, but neither team has an elite offense. Look for both sides to score close to the mid-30s, but for the UNDER 71.5 (-106) to ultimately hit in this contest.

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