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Belmont Bruins visit Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in college basketball clash

Belmont BruinsMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
7-2December 03, 2013, 08:00 | Murphy Center6-1



Middle Tennessee looks to cover the Blue Raiders-Bruins pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 6-1 mark when they host Belmont in college basketball wagering action.

The Bruins will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 2-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Blue Raiders are 4-1 ATS. Belmont is 2-2 against the total, while Middle Tennessee is 2-2 versus the number.

View Belmont Bruins vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Bruins were listed as 5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

This game matches up the No. 84 (Blue Raiders) and the No. 148 (Bruins) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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Belmont was an 81-68 loser in its last match at home against Virginia Commonwealth. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Bruins got 14 points from J.J. Mann, but it was Virginia Commonwealth that prevailed in an 81-68 final on Sunday at Curb Event Center.

In their last action, Middle Tennessee was a 65-55 winner at home against South Alabama. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. Middle Tennessee got 14 points from Kerry Hammonds II en route to a 65-55 victory over South Alabama on Saturday at Murphy Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bruins rank No. 213 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.33 per game. That compares with Middle Tennessee’s No. 153 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Middle Tennessee is college basketball's No. 184-ranked team at 5.29 per game, while the Bruins rate No. 11 with 9.33 per game.

A few Bruins at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
Belmont is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Belmont is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Belmont is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Middle Tennessee
Belmont is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Middle Tennessee
Middle Tennessee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Middle Tennessee is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Belmont


Next up:
Belmont home to Fairfield, Wednesday, December 11th
Middle Tennessee at Fisk, Monday, December 9th

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