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NCAA hoops odds preview - Florida International vs. Middle Tennessee

Florida International Golden PanthersMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Dec 29, 8:00 PM | Murphy Center

Florida International Golden Panthers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds

3-9TEAM RECORD11-2

A key college battle sees the visiting Golden Panthers travelling to Middle Tennessee Thursday to take on the Blue Raiders on Thursday.

The Golden Panthers will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 4-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Blue Raiders are 9-2 ATS. Florida International is 2-6 against the total, while Middle Tennessee is 6-4-1 versus the number.

View Florida International vs Middle Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Blue Raiders installed as 18.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 95-rated Blue Raiders and the No. 299-ranked Golden Panthers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 80-59 result in favor of the Blue Raiders.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Middle Tennessee's No. 53-ranked offense, averaging 76.1 PPG, against a Golden Panthers defense that ranks No. 169 at 66.2 PPG. The Blue Raiders field goal percentage has averaged 52.6% so far, more than the Golden Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.6% per game.

Defensively, Florida International features the nation's No. 129-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.9 points per game. Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 73 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Florida International, they were a 61-53 loser as they battled Bowling Green at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog. Jeremy Allen scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Panthers to a win (they lost 61-53 to Bowling Green at U.S. Century Bank Arena on Thursday).

Middle Tennessee was a 68-56 winner in its last match on the road against Mississippi. They covered the 2.5–point spread as underdogs. The Rebels endured a 68-56 loss at the hands of the Blue Raiders on Wednesday, despite a 9-point effort from Jarvis Summers at DeSoto Civic Center.

Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Western Kentucky are 5-5
After playing Bowling Green are 1-1
After a loss are 3-7

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing South Alabama are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Golden Panthers at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
Florida International is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Middle Tennessee
Florida International is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Middle Tennessee is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Florida International
Middle Tennessee is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Florida International

Next up:
Florida International at Western Kentucky, Saturday, December 31
Middle Tennessee home to South Alabama, Saturday, December 31

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