College baskeball point spread favors Blue Raiders in battle with Trojans
Troy Trojans vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds
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.
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.
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
Troy home to Florida International, Thursday, February 14
Middle Tennessee at Arkansas-Little Rock, Saturday, February 16