College Football Picks Against The Spread - MTSU vs Charlotte - Week 12

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Drew Martin

Thursday, November 17, 2016 4:13 PM GMT

Fading MTSU has been a winning ticket since they lost their QB, this trend is not going to change this weekend. Expert capper Drew martin takes a look into the odds and provides a college football pick.

YTD Record: 12-12

Last week: 1-1

The Charlotte 49ers host the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders on Saturday. The 49ers are still alive to reach bowl eligibility, although at 4-6 a loss on Saturday would end their program first ever bowl appearance aspirations. MTSU, on the other hand, has already reached bowl eligibility riding the left arm of quarterback Brent Stockstill, the issue for the Blue Raiders is their leader is out for the remainder of the regular season with a broken collarbone. If you have not been paying close attention to what’s going on in Murfreesboro I suggest you take note, MTSU has dropped their last two games outright as double-digit favorites since losing their signal caller.

Charlotte has cashed for their backers in four of their last five games. The 49ers have the top rushing offense in C-USA with quarterback Hasaan Klugh (70 carries, 390 and five touchdowns), Kalif Phillips (166 carries, 828 yards, and four touchdowns) and backup running back Robert Washington (70 carries, 444 yards and five touchdowns). All three are averaging more than five yards per carry and the trio has 14 touchdowns between them.

The 49ers rushing game projects to have a big day at home vs one of the most disappointing defenses in Conference USA. MTSU ranks ninth in total defense and has struggled to tackle the ball carrier of late. "We have to get more hats to the ball, and we have to play with some confidence," head coach Rick Stockstill said. "We have to get some swagger and juice back, and we have to get some confidence. It looks like we are a little tentative to me right now." Not exactly a confident bunch per their coach.

The struggles MTSU is having on defense combined with the fact that since freshman QB John Urzua has taken over the offense it has been a complete mess. He has thrown 5 interceptions in 7 quarters of playing time. For my college football pick, I recommend a bet on the home underdog Charlotte 49ers catching 4 and the hook.

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