The underdogs were certainly barking this weekend in the bowl games with both the Wyoming Cowboys and Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders coming through with outright wins as underdogs. Steve Janus, one of our top-rated college football handicappers provided one of his premium college bowl picks on Middle Tennessee State on Sunday. The college bowl odds listed the Blue Raiders as 3.5 point underdogs. Let’s see what you missed out on with Steve’s analysis for Sunday’s game.
3* on Middle Tennessee State +3.5
I love how this Middle Tennessee State team finished their regular season, rattling off 6 straight wins. Their last 3 games were particularly impressive with their average game being a 37-17 victory. Southern Miss did have a solid season themselves and finished 2-1 over their last three games with the average score a 30-26 win.
The telling numbers for me in this game have to do with how each team has played away from their home field. Middle Tennessee State finished with a 4-2 road record (4-2 against the spread as well) while Southern Miss went just 1-5 (3-3 ATS) in their games as the visitor.
Middle Tennessee can score fast and they should be able to do just that against a Southern Miss team that gives up 445 yards and 31 points per game on the road this season. Take the points, but this is a game the Blue Raiders can win outright.