College baskeball point spread favors Gators in battle with Blue Raiders
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Florida Gators Odds
The Florida Gators will hit the floor running against the visiting Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Sunday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The game is being played at Tampa Bay Times Forum, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Gators are 2-0 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs. the number. The Blue Raiders, meanwhile, are 2-0 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida go 1-0 and the Blue Raiders go 0-0 on the totals.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Gators as 10-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Gators - Blue Raiders odds would favor the Blue Raiders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Florida is rated No. 56 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Middle Tennessee is at No. 36. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 98-88 win for the Gators.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida has the nation's No. 63-rated offensive output, at 79 PPG. The visiting Blue Raiders defense ranks No. 37 allowing on average 54 PPG. The Gators FG% has averaged 53.5% so far, more than the Blue Raiders marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.2% per game.
Defensively, Middle Tennessee features the nation's No. 105-rated defense on the road, allowing 55 points per game. Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 110 nationally in scoring at home.
Middle Tennessee won its last outing, a 58-55 result against Savannah State on November 13. Middle Tennessee got 21 points from Marcos Knight en route to a 58-55 victory over Savannah State on Tuesday at Tiger Arena.
Florida was a 74-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wisconsin. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. The Gators grabbed a 74-56 win over the Badgers on Wednesday, behind a 24-point effort from Erik Murphy at Stephen O'Connell Center.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Central Florida are 1-1
After a win are 6-4
Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Savannah State are 1-0
After a win are 6-4
A few Blue Raiders at Gators trends to consider:
Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Middle Tennessee at Central Florida, Tuesday, November 20
Florida home to Savannah State, Tuesday, November 20