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Blue Raiders visit UCLA Bruins in college basketball clash

Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersUCLA Bruins
Nov 15, 11:00 PM | Pauley Pavilion

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs UCLA Bruins Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Pauley Pavilion Tuesday as host UCLA looks to handle the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in NCAAB action.

The Bruins bring a 0-1 record (0-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-0 Blue Raiders, who are 2-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed UCLA go 0-1 so far and the Blue Raiders go 1-1.

View Middle Tennessee vs UCLA Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Middle Tennessee before tip-off in this one will find them as 11-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 53-rated Bruins and the No. 147-ranked Blue Raiders, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 72-53 result in favor of the Blue Raiders.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits UCLA's No. 280-ranked offense, averaging 58 PPG, against a Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 116 at 61 PPG. The Bruins field goal percentage has averaged 40.7% so far, less than the Blue Raiders marksmen have achieved on the year, 45% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Middle Tennessee owns the country's No. 164-rated mark, allowing 51 points per game on the highway. UCLA, on the other hand, rates No. 223 in scoring at home.

Middle Tennessee won its last outing, a 58-51 result against Loyola Marymount on November 13. They covered in that game as a 5-point underdog. Middle Tennessee got 15 points from Marcos Knight en route to a 58-51 victory over Loyola Marymount on Sunday at Gersten Pavilion.

UCLA was a 69-58 loser in its last match at home against Loyola Marymount. They failed to cover the 14–point spread as favorites. UCLA suffered a 69-58 loss against Loyola Marymount on Friday, getting 13 points from David Wear in a losing effort at Pauley Pavilion.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-9
Before playing UNC Greensboro are 2-0
After a win are 7-3

UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 10-0
Before playing Chaminade are 1-0
After playing Loyola Marymount are 2-1
After a loss are 6-4

A few Blue Raiders at Bruins trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
UCLA is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of UCLA's last 10 games at home
UCLA is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
UCLA is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Middle Tennessee home to UNC Greensboro, Saturday, November 19
UCLA at Chaminade, Monday, November 21

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