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Blue Raiders visit Florida International Golden Panthers in college basketball clash

Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersFlorida International Golden Panthers
Jan 12, 7:30 PM | U.S. Century Bank Arena

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Florida International Golden Panthers Odds


The Golden Panthers hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders pay a visit to U.S. Century Bank Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

Florida International will face the 15-2 Blue Raiders, who own a 12-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Panthers are 4-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blue Raiders are 7-7-1 favoring the OVER.

View Middle Tennessee vs Florida International Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Florida International in this one will find them as 9-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 88-rated Middle Tennessee taking on the No. 243-rated Golden Panthers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 78-60 win for the Blue Raiders on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Blue Raiders rank No. 125 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.9 per game. That compares with Florida International’s No. 311 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Florida International is college basketball's No. 289-ranked team at 4.8 per game, while the Blue Raiders rate No. 264 with 5.2 per game.

Defensively, Middle Tennessee features the nation's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.6 points per game. Florida International, meanwhile, comes in at No. 336 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Middle Tennessee was a 65-53 winner at home against Louisiana-Lafayette. They covered the 11.5–point spread as favorites. The Blue Raiders grabbed a 65-53 win over the Ragin Cajuns on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Raymond Cintron at Murphy Center.

Florida International was a 54-50 loser in their most recent outing at home against Louisiana-Monroe. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as favorites. The Golden Panthers endured a 54-50 loss at the hands of the Warhawks on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Phil Taylor at U.S. Century Bank Arena.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Florida Atlantic are 6-4
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 4-6
After playing Louisiana-Monroe are 2-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Blue Raiders at Golden Panthers trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Florida Internati
Middle Tennessee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Middle Tennessee's last 7 games when playing on the road against Florida Internati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida International's last 5 games when playing Middle Tennessee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida International's last 7 games when playing at home against Middle Tennessee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida International's last 6 games
Florida International is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Middle Tennessee

Next up:
Middle Tennessee at Florida Atlantic, Saturday, January 14
Florida International at Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, January 14