Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Middle Tennessee and Arkansas State on Thursday, with the host Blue Raiders trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Red Wolves will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 9-10 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Blue Raiders are 10-11 ATS. Arkansas State is 9-8 against the total, while Middle Tennessee is 9-10 versus the number.
College basketball odds makers at GTbets opened the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders as 12.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blue Raiders at No. 23 and the Red Wolves at No. 127 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 76-71 result in favor of the Blue Raiders.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Red Wolves is ranked No. 78 in NCAA hoops at 37.3 per game. Contrast that with Middle Tennessee’s No. 103 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Middle Tennessee is the No. 269-ranked team in the country at 5.2 per game, while Arkansas State rates No. 152 at 6.3 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Arkansas State owns the country's No. 190-rated mark, allowing 70.3 points per game on the highway. Middle Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 60 in scoring at home.
Arkansas State was a 75-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against North Texas. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Arkansas State earned a 75-66 victory over North Texas on Saturday, getting 18 points from Cameron Golden at ASU Convocation Center.
Middle Tennessee was a 73-56 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Florida Atlantic. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites. Middle Tennessee earned a 73-56 victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday, getting 16 points from Raymond Cintron at FAU Arena.
Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Western Kentucky are 9-1
After playing North Texas are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Troy are 8-2
After playing Florida Atlantic are 8-2
After a win are 9-1
A few Red Wolves at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arkansas State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Middle Tennessee
Arkansas State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Arkansas State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Middle Tennessee
Arkansas State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Arkansas State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games when playing at home against Arkansas State
Arkansas State at Western Kentucky, Saturday, February 9
Middle Tennessee home to Troy, Saturday, February 9