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Arkansas State Red Wolves visit Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in NCAAB hoops battle

Arkansas State Red WolvesMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
March 4, 7:00 PM | Summit Arena

Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds

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The Blue Raiders will try to cover the spread at Summit Arena on Sunday when they get a visit from the Arkansas State Red Wolves in college basketball action.

It's a game in the Sun Belt Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Summit Arena.

Supporters of the Red Wolves have watched them go 13-19 and 12-15 ATS on the year, while the Blue Raiders are at 25-5 and 18-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Blue Raiders are 15-11-2, while the Red Wolves have a 14-12-1 mark.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 259-rated Arkansas State taking on the No. 32-rated Blue Raiders in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-65 win for the Blue Raiders on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Middle Tennessee has the nation's No. 73-rated offensive output, at 72.3 PPG. The visiting Red Wolves defense ranks No. 137 allowing on average 65.7 PPG. The Blue Raiders FG% has averaged 49.8% so far, more than the Red Wolves marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Defensively, Arkansas State features the nation's No. 100-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 117 nationally in scoring at home.

Arkansas State was a 70-55 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Florida Atlantic. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Red Wolves got 23 points from Marcus Hooten as Arkansas State ran past Florida Atlantic 70-55 on Saturday at Hot Springs Convention Center.

Middle Tennessee was a 73-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Western Kentucky. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. The Blue Raiders endured a 73-67 loss at the hands of the Hilltoppers on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from LaRon Dendy at EA Diddle Arena.