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College baskeball point spread favors Blue Raiders in battle with Trojans

Troy TrojansMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Feb 9, 6:00 PM | Murphy Center

Troy Trojans vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds

10-14TEAM RECORD21-4

Troy travels to Middle Tennessee on Saturday, hoping to boost its 10-14 record with a victory over the Blue Raiders.

This season, the Blue Raiders are 21-4 overall and 11-11 ATS ATS, while the Trojans are 10-14 and 14-6 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Middle Tennessee boasts a 10-10 on the OU, and Troy is 7-9-1.

View Troy vs Middle Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Blue Raiders in this one found them listed as 19.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Trojans was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blue Raiders rated this week at No. 23 and the Trojans sitting at No. 300. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 76-61 result in favor of the Blue Raiders.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Middle Tennessee has the nation's No. 116-rated offensive output, at 69.8 PPG. The visiting Trojans defense ranks No. 169 allowing on average 66.1 PPG. The Blue Raiders FG% has averaged 45.7% so far, more than the Trojans marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.1% per game.

Defensively, Troy features the nation's No. 142-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.5 points per game. Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 62 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Troy was a 65-62 loser on the road against South Alabama. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Trojans endured a 65-62 loss at the hands of the Jaguars on Thursday, despite a 23-point effort from Emil Jones at Mitchell Center.

In their last action, Middle Tennessee was a 73-60 winner at home against Arkansas State. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. The Blue Raiders grabbed a 73-60 win over the Red Wolves on Thursday, behind a 17-point effort from Neiko Hunter at Murphy Center.

Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Florida International are 2-8
After playing South Alabama are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 5-5
After playing Arkansas State are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Trojans at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Troy's last 7 games when playing on the road against Middle Tennessee
Troy is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Middle Tennessee
Troy is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Middle Tennessee
Troy is 1-8 SU in its last 9 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
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games when playing Troy
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Middle Tennessee's last 7 games when playing at home against Troy

Next up:
Troy home to Florida International, Thursday, February 14
Middle Tennessee at Arkansas-Little Rock, Saturday, February 16