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Belmont Bruins vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders College Basketball Betting Preview

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders host Belmont on Thursday, looking to build on their 6-2 mark against the 7-4 Bruins in college basketball betting action at Murphy Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Belmont Bruins in this one, their betting line was listed as 0-point earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Belmont Bruins vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Belmont Bruins have watched them go 7-4 and 6-4 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are at 6-2 and 3-4-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 4-4, while the Belmont Bruins have a 7-3 mark.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 155 (Middle Tennessee) and the No. 180 (Belmont) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Belmont Bruins rank No. 212 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 34.82 per game. That compares with Middle Tennessee’s No. 135 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Middle Tennessee is college basketball's No. 73-ranked team at 8 per game, while the Belmont Bruins rate No. 21 with 10.09 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Bruins and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Ouachita Baptist was handed a 80-54 defeat on Tuesday at Curb Event Center.

Reggie Upshaw Jr. scored 21 points and helped out with 21 rebounds for Middle Tennessee on Saturday, leading the Blue Raiders to a 88-81 victory over Auburn at Murphy Center.

Betting Trends
  • Belmont is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
  • Belmont is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Middle Tennessee
  • Middle Tennessee is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Middle Tennessee is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Belmont at Cleveland State, Saturday, December 19th
Middle Tennessee at Georgia State, Tuesday, December 22nd