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Arkansas State Red WolvesMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Jan 19, 8:00 PM | Murphy Center

Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds

8-11TEAM RECORD17-2

The Blue Raiders hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Arkansas State Red Wolves pay a visit to Murphy Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Blue Raiders sit at 17-2 (14-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Red Wolves are currently 8-11 (5-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Middle Tennessee is 8-8-1 OU, and Arkansas State is 5-10 OU.

View Arkansas State vs Middle Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Arkansas State before tip-off in this one will find them as 15.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blue Raiders - Red Wolves odds would favor the Blue Raiders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Middle Tennessee is rated No. 77 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Arkansas State is at No. 253. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 78-64 win for the Blue Raiders.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Middle Tennessee's No. 131-rated squad against Arkansas State's No. 188-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Middle Tennessee rates No. 296 in the country with 4.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 302 nationally with 4.8 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Arkansas State owns the country's No. 67-rated mark, allowing 65.6 points per game on the highway. Middle Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 103 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Arkansas State, they were a 63-62 loser as they battled Arkansas-Little Rock at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. The Red Wolves got 16 points from Marcus Hooten, but it was Arkansas-Little Rock that prevailed in a 63-62 final on Saturday at ASU Convocation Center.

Middle Tennessee won its last outing, a 67-54 result against Florida Atlantic on January 14. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. Middle Tennessee earned a 67-54 victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday, getting 14 points from JT Sulton at FAU Arena.

Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 4-6
After playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing South Alabama are 6-4
After playing Florida Atlantic are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Red Wolves at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arkansas State's last 7 games on the road
Arkansas State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Arkansas State is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Arkansas State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Middle Tennessee
Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Arkansas State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games

Next up:
Arkansas State home to Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, January 21
Middle Tennessee at South Alabama, Saturday, January 21

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