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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders take on Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball Betting

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

vs

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Saturday, January 17, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Thomas Assembly Center

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Thomas Assembly Center Saturday as the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs look to beat the odds vs the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in NCAA hoops betting action.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Opening Odds and Betting Line

Bettors looking to go with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in this one found them listed as -13-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu for Saturday's contest. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Blue Raiders was expected to move the line.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 13-4 and 5-7 ATS Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will face the 10-7 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, who own a 8-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 4-2 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 2-5.

The Bulldogs - Blue Raiders odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Louisiana Tech is rated No. 37 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Middle Tennessee is at No. 92.

How Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Louisiana Tech's No. 27-ranked scoring average of 75.59 PPG, against a Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders defense rated No. 29 and allowing 59.29 PPG. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs FG% has averaged 45.75% to date this season, more than the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders shooters have managed so far (40.39% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Reggie Upshaw Jr. scored 18 points leading the Blue Raiders to a 62-61 victory over Southern Miss at Reed Green Coliseum on Thursday.

Louisiana Tech got 26 points from Erik McCree en route to a 74-71 victory over UAB on Thursday at Thomas Assembly Center.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Odds Trends

Middle Tennessee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Middle Tennessee is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Middle Tennessee home to Old Dominion, Thursday, January 22nd
Louisiana Tech at North Texas, Thursday, January 22nd

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