Texas Southern Tigers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds
The Texas Southern Tigers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Blue Raiders in Middle Tennessee at Murphy Center on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Blue Raiders bring a 3-1 record (1-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 1-4 Tigers, who are 0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Middle Tennessee go 0-0 so far and the Tigers go 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blue Raiders at No. 36 and the Tigers at No. 91 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 75-50 result in favor of the Blue Raiders.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 185 in NCAA hoops at 35.4 per game. Contrast that with Middle Tennessee’s No. 140 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Middle Tennessee is the No. 203-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Texas Southern rates No. 72 at 7.6 per game.
Defensively, Texas Southern features the nation's No. 254-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.3 points per game. Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Texas Southern, they were a 71-69 loser as they battled Oakland at home. The Tigers endured a 71-69 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Tuesday, despite a 22-point effort from Raymond Penn at Health and PE Arena.
Middle Tennessee won its last outing, a 75-61 result against Central Florida on November 20. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. Shawn Jones scored 18 points leading the Blue Raiders to a 75-61 victory over Central Florida at UCF Arena on Tuesday.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 8-2
After playing Central Florida are 0-2
After a win are 5-5
A few Tigers at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
Texas Southern at Colorado, Tuesday, November 27
Middle Tennessee at Louisiana-Lafayette, Thursday, November 29