Middle Tenn Blue Raiders vs Liberty Flames 10/17/2023 – Lynchburg, Virginia will play host to two unbeaten teams: Liberty Flames (6-0) and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (2-5) at Williams Stadium on Tuesday, October 17th as 10-point favorites with an over/under set at 55 points. As both sides gear up for their midweek showdown, it is time to assess each of them individually and what each can bring to the field. The college football moneyline betting picks from your preferred NCAAF betting site are updated below with all the details for this entertaining game.
Middle Tenn Blue Raiders vs Liberty Flames 10/17/2023 Game Info
|When:||Tuesday, October 17, 2023|
|Time:||7:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Williams Stadium (VA)|
Rick Stockstill vs Jamey Chadwell
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders recently claimed an impressive 31-23 win against Louisiana Tech Bulldogs to improve their season record to 2-5. Jaiden Credle led Middle Tennessee’s rushing attack with 13 carries for 65 yards at an average of 5.0 yards per attempt; Nicholas Vattiato completed 23 of 29 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns, posting an impressive quarterback rating of 173.9 with no interceptions; their defense held strong, only allowing 79 rushing yards on 26 attempts, an average 3.0 average yardage rate against Louisiana Tech Bulldogs; improving to 2-5 for this season!
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have averaged 22.1 points per game this season and rank 107th nationally in rushing yards per game with 121.0 averaged per game, as they rank 107th among college football schools. Offensively they’ve amassed 2,723 yards this year – 11 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns as they’ve secured 136 first downs while also incurring 53 penalties totaling 459 yards in penalties compared to their 459 infractions on defense which has allowed an average of 31.9 points per game this season while their defense has allowed 3.9 yards per rushing attempt and 135.6 average per game which ranks them as 114th out of Division 1. Additionally, they’ve allowed 1,841 passing yards which ranks them as 122nd among Division 1.
Liberty Flames Remain Unbeaten
Now let’s focus on Liberty Flames, who come into this matchup boasting an impressive 6-0 record for this season. In their previous game against Jacksonville State Gamecocks, Liberty won by 31-13 with Kaidon Salter throwing for 177 yards, 2 touchdowns, and no interceptions with an outstanding quarterback rating of 159.54. Running back Quinton Cooley contributed significantly with 28 carries for 163 yards at an average of 5.8 average yards per carry which contributed greatly to their ground game averaging 5.8 average yards per carry, adding up to 422 total yards on 76 plays, totaling 422 total yards while their defense limited their opponents to 140 rushing attempts over 39 attempts against.
Liberty’s Top Offense
Liberty’s offense has been impressive this season, averaging 479.0 yards per game to rank 14th nationally and totaling 1,521 rushing yards with 253.5 average rushing yards per game for 1,521 total rushing yards; 1,353 passing yards have also been accumulated at 225.5 average passing yards per game to place them 78th nationally; they have posted 35.3 points per game placing them 25th nationwide.
Liberty’s defense has allowed an average of 724 rushing yards (120.7 per game) and 4 touchdowns this season, in addition to giving up 8 passing touchdowns with 194.7 passing yards per game, placing them 28th overall in college football. Liberty has played 384 plays this year alone – ranking 24th nationwide; giving up an average of 17.2 points per contest and 19th in college football rankings.
NCAAF Latest Odds: LIB -13.5 ; O/U 53.5
As both teams seek victory, it’s essential that both offense and defense strategies play a vital role in shaping the game’s outcome. Both Middle Tennessee and Liberty have showcased their skills throughout the season, making this game both exciting and interesting to follow.
Middle Tennessee’s journey has seen them overcome challenges and secure victories, while Liberty’s undefeated record speaks volumes about their ability on both sides of the ball. Their clash in Lynchburg promises thrilling moments and memorable plays from these teams as they go head-to-head in an exciting battle.
Middle Tennessee Betting Trends
Middle Tennessee are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Blue Raiders are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
Middle Tennessee are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Middle Tennessee’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Independents (FBS) conference.
Middle Tennessee are 12-6 ATS in their last 18 games played in October.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Middle Tennessee’s last 6 games played in week 8.
Middle Tennessee are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games played on a Tuesday.
Liberty Flames Betting Trends
Liberty are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Liberty’s last 5 games.
Liberty is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
Liberty is 16-4 SU in their last 20 games at home.
Flames is 9-0 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Conference USA conference.
Liberty is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the East Division.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Liberty’s last 6 games played in October.
Middle Tenn. Blue Raiders vs Liberty Flames Betting Pick
Balance will be key in this midweek showdown between two college football powers, as both will put it all on the field for this unforgettable encounter. College football fans should expect an incredible contest where both sides give everything they have!
Liberty and Middle Tennessee will go head-to-head in a heated clash that could significantly influence their seasons, providing college football enthusiasts with an unforgettable game from kickoff until its conclusion.
The best USA online sportsbook betting odds are leaning towards to Flames to build on their success and extend their victory.
Score Prediction: Flames 37, Raiders 10.