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Troy TrojansMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Jan 26, 8:00 PM | Murphy Center

Troy Trojans vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds

7-11TEAM RECORD19-2

Murphy Center will host Blue Raiders vs. Trojans action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Blue Raiders bring a 19-2 record (15-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-11 Trojans, who are 6-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Middle Tennessee go 8-10-1 so far and the Trojans go 7-5.

View Troy vs Middle Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 18.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 233-rated Troy taking on the No. 55-rated Blue Raiders in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 83-66 win for the Blue Raiders on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Trojans is ranked No. 74 in NCAA hoops at 37 per game. Contrast that with Middle Tennessee’s No. 119 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Middle Tennessee is the No. 302-ranked team in the country at 4.8 per game, while Troy rates No. 3 at 9.8 per game.

Defensively, Troy features the nation's No. 334-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.4 points per game. Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 124 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Troy, they were a 91-63 winner as they battled Louisiana-Monroe at home. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. The battle between the Trojans and Warhawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Louisiana-Monroe was handed a 91-63 defeat on Saturday at Trojan Arena.

Middle Tennessee was a 68-47 winner in their most recent outing on the road against South Alabama. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Middle Tennessee cruised to victory on Saturday, running South Alabama out of the gym and running up a 68-47 score at Mitchell Center.

Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing South Alabama are 5-5
After playing Louisiana-Monroe are 3-3
After a win are 4-6

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Vanderbilt are 2-2
After playing South Alabama are 7-3
After a win are 10-0

A few Trojans at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Troy's last 6 games when playing on the road against Middle Tennessee
Troy is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Middle Tennessee
Troy is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Middle Tennessee
Troy is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Middle Tennessee's last 11 games when playing Troy
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Middle Tennessee's last 7 games

Next up:
Troy at South Alabama, Sunday, January 29
Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt, Saturday, January 28

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