Game: College Football New Orleans Bowl: Middle Tennessee v Appalachian State Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NCAAF Betting Odds & Lines, Middle Tennessee vs Appalachian State Picks & Middle Tennessee vs Appalachian State Predictions
Date: Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
Start time: 9:00 PM EST, Mercedes-Benz Superdome
TV Channel: ESPN
Best Appalachian State Mountaineers Lines: -6½ (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 47: – XBET
In NCAA Football New Orleans Bowl, we will see Middle Tennessee at Appalachian State.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders had a decent season, finishing with 8 wins and 5 losses. QB Brent Stockstill had a solid season, completing over 70% of his throws for 3203 yards with 28 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. The team is lacking a running game but the defense is decent and can make enough stops when needed. The team is averaging 29.2 points per game on offense and it is allowing 25.3 points.
Appalachian State began the season with an overtime loss to Penn State in a game where they were 24-points underdogs. Since then, the team has been playing very well and it is led by one of the best defenses in the nation. Middle Tennessee doesn’t have a good rushing game and even though their passing game is solid, it is not dangerous for the great defense the Mountaineers have. The Mountaineers enter this game ranked 20th in points scored, averaging 36.7 points per game while allowing just 15.7.
The awesome defense won’t be troubled much and the offense will do just enough, in order to secure the win for Appalachian State. The team is just too good to not win this one.