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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Preview 09/07/2013

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and the North Carolina Tar Heels will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Kenan Stadium.
Oddsmakers currently have the Tar Heels listed as 21½-point favorites versus the Blue Raiders, while the game's total is sitting at 65.
Middle Tennessee won its last outing, a 45-24 result against Western Carolina on August 29. Middle Tennessee failed to cover in that game as a 31.5-point favorite, while the 69 combined points took the game OVER the total.
Last time out for North Carolina, they were a 27-10 loser as they battled South Carolina on the road. North Carolina failed to cover in the match as a 11-point underdog, while 37 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Middle Tennessee: 1-0 SU, 0-1 ATS
North Carolina: 0-1 SU, 0-1 ATS
MIDDLE TENNESSEE MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 4-6

NORTH CAROLINA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 7-3


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Middle Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Middle Tennessee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Middle Tennessee's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina's last 5 games at home
North Carolina is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
North Carolina is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina's last 6 games

NEXT UP:
Middle Tennessee home to Memphis, Saturday, September 14
North Carolina at Georgia Tech, Saturday, September 21