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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders home to Jaguars in NCAAB betting action

South Alabama JaguarsMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Dec 31, 3:30 PM | Murphy Center

South Alabama Jaguars vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds

8-3TEAM RECORD12-2

The Blue Raiders will try to cover the spread at Murphy Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the South Alabama Jaguars in college basketball action.

Middle Tennessee will face the 8-3 Jaguars, who own a 4-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Blue Raiders are 7-4-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Jaguars are 2-5 favoring the OVER.

View South Alabama vs Middle Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Jaguars listed as 12-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blue Raiders rated this week at No. 95 and the Jaguars sitting at No. 110. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 80-71 result in favor of the Blue Raiders.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Jaguars is ranked No. 14 in NCAA hoops at 40.5 per game. Contrast that with Middle Tennessee’s No. 190 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Middle Tennessee is the No. 236-ranked team in the country at 5.5 per game, while South Alabama rates No. 328 at 4.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Alabama owns the country's No. 196-rated mark, allowing 72.2 points per game on the highway. Middle Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 88 in scoring at home.

South Alabama was a 68-62 winner in its last match on the road against San Diego. They covered the 5.5–point spread as favorites. South Alabama got 17 points from Freddie Goldstein en route to a 68-62 victory over San Diego on Thursday at South Point Casino.

Middle Tennessee won its last outing, a 71-66 result against Florida International on December 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 18-point favorite. Middle Tennessee earned a 71-66 victory over Florida International on Thursday, getting 17 points from JT Sulton at Murphy Center.

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing North Texas are 6-4
After playing San Diego are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-1
Before playing Troy are 8-2
After playing Florida International are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

A few Jaguars at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
South Alabama is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Middle Tennessee is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing South Alabama
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Middle Tennessee's last 8 games when playing South Alabama

Next up:
South Alabama home to North Texas, Thursday, January 5
Middle Tennessee at Troy, Thursday, January 5

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