MTSU vs. Troy Odds, Sharp Action, Big Bets & Model Projections (Saturday, Sept. 19)
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- MTSU vs. Troy has emerged as one of the sneakiest sharp spots on college football's Saturday afternoon slate.
- Danny Donahue analyzes the big money bets, signals, and model projections for today's 3:30 p.m. ET game to pull back the curtain on how sharps view this matchup.
MTSU vs. Troy Odds
|Middle Tennessee State Odds||-2.5 [Bet Now]|
|Troy Odds||+2.5 [Bet Now]|
|Over/Under||64.5 [Bet Now]|
|Time||3:30 p.m. ET|
Slowly but surely, Middle Tennessee State vs. Troy has emerged as one of Saturday’s sneaky landing spots for sharp action.
Troy is now a 2.5-point favorite over the Blue Raiders — who, as you may recall, were handed a 42-0 loss by Army in their opener — but the spread wasn’t always so small. And especially in the football-betting sense, it was actually quite a bit bigger upon opening.
Our new PRO Report feature helps explain why it’s come down.
Middle Tennessee State vs. Troy PRO Report
Big bets from sharps have taken this spread through the most important number in football betting (3), as perhaps the pros agree with our model’s projection that the wrong team is favored …
Six Sports Insights Bet Signals — indicators of market movement caused specifically by sharp action — have been triggered on Middle Tennessee, the most recent of which came early this morning (just after 6 a.m. ET).
It’s important to note, though, that each of those moves, including this morning’s, came at a spread of +3 or more, which is a far more valuable number than the currently offered +2.5.
Thanks to the pros, though, that’s all that’s left.
Sharp Action edge: Middle Tennessee State
Also pointing toward MTSU being the professional side has been the distribution of money in relation to actual bets.
The Blue Raiders have drawn just under half the tickets hitting this spread (48%), but they’ve generated 70% of the actual money. That means bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps — have been taking the points.
Big Money edge: Middle Tennessee State
Perhaps the reason sharp bettors have been so happy to grab a field goal’s worth of points with the Raiders is they at least somewhat agree with our model’s projection that Middle Tennessee should actually be a slight favorite.
Collin Wilson’s projected spread for this game is MTSU -1.5.
Model Projections edge: Middle Tennessee State