Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds
Middle Tennessee will look to improve on its 14-4 record on Thursday when they host Arkansas-Little Rock in NCAA basketball odds action at Murphy Center.
This season, the Blue Raiders are 14-4 overall and 6-9 ATS ATS, while the Trojans are 11-8 and 9-8 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Middle Tennessee boasts a 5-8 on the OU, and Arkansas-Little Rock is 8-2-1.
The Trojans were listed as 16.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blue Raiders at No. 43 and the Trojans at No. 156 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 75-69 result in favor of the Blue Raiders.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Trojans rank No. 181 in NCAA Division 1 with 35 per game. That compares with Middle Tennessee’s No. 95 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Middle Tennessee is college basketball's No. 313-ranked team at 4.5 per game, while the Trojans rate No. 238 with 5.6 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Arkansas-Little Rock owns the country's No. 323-rated mark, allowing 78.7 points per game on the highway. Middle Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 82 in scoring at home.
Arkansas-Little Rock was an 88-76 winner in their most recent outing at home against Florida International. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. Arkansas-Little Rock earned an 88-76 victory over Florida International on Saturday, getting 15 points from Will Neighbour at Stephens Center.
Middle Tennessee won its last outing, a 66-57 result against Louisiana-Monroe on January 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 15-point favorite. The Blue Raiders grabbed a 66-57 win over the Warhawks on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Marcos Knight at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Western Kentucky are 6-4
After playing Florida International are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 0-10
Before playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 8-2
After playing Louisiana-Monroe are 4-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Trojans at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
Arkansas-Little Rock is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Arkansas-Little Rock is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 6 games when playing Arkansas-Little Rock
Middle Tennessee is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Arkansas-Little Rock
Arkansas-Little Rock at Western Kentucky, Saturday, January 19
Middle Tennessee home to Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, January 19