Middle Tennessee at Toledo 12/17/21 - Bahamas Bowl Picks & Predictions

Game: Toledo Rockets vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Date & Time: 12/17/2021, 5:00 PM UTC
Location: Thomas Robinson Stadium
Latest Odds: TOL -10 ; Total 52.5
TV Channel: ESPN

The college football bowl season with get underway with a matchup between the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and the Toledo Rockets in the Bahamas Bowl. The Blue Raiders (6-6) split their eight Conference USA tilts and averaged 29.7 points per game overall. Last time out, Middle Tennessee scored 24 unanswered points to rally for a 27-17 road victory against Florida Atlantic.

Zaylin Wood put Middle Tennessee ahead to stay on a 6-yard touchdown reception with less than five minutes remaining. Jordan Ferguson put the game away with a 71-yard fumble return for the Blue Raiders.

The Toledo Rockets finished the season on a three-game winning streak and rank 33rd nationally in rushing offense (193.2 ypg). In their regular season finale, Toledo built a 14-point halftime lead and cruised to a 49-14 home victory versus Akron. The Rockets (7-5) rushed for 281 yards on 42 carries and possessed the ball for close to 33 minutes.

Toledo QB Dequan Finn completed 16 of 26 passes for 257 yards and four touchdowns. RB Bryant Koback contributed 135 rushing yards and found the end zone twice for the Rockets.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Blue Raiders are 0-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Blue Raiders are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 bowl games.
  • Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
  • Under is 4-1 in Blue Raiders last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Over is 4-0 in Rockets last 4 games overall.


Free NCAA Football Pick: Toledo Rockets -10

This will be the first meeting between these two schools, who fought hard to become bowl eligible. Toledo pushed Notre Dame to the end during a 32-29 non-conference loss and have the talent to overwhelm Middle Tennessee. Take the Rockets allowed 21 points per game and I expect them to be even stingier in this game. Final Score Prediction, Toledo Rockets win 34-17.


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