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Bruins face Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Belmont BruinsMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Nov 20, 4:30 PM | Murphy Center

Belmont Bruins vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds

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The Belmont Bruins will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Blue Raiders in Middle Tennessee at Murphy Center on Sunday in college basketball action.

The Blue Raiders bring a 4-0 record (4-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 1-2 Bruins, who are 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Middle Tennessee go 2-1-1 so far and the Bruins go 2-1.

View Belmont vs Middle Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blue Raiders sit at No. 147 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bruins sit at No. 37 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Blue Raiders will win this game 87-83.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bruins is ranked No. 96 in NCAA hoops at 39.3 per game. Contrast that with Middle Tennessee’s No. 207 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Middle Tennessee is the No. 172-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Belmont rates No. 45 at 8.3 per game.

Defensively, Belmont features the nation's No. 322-rated defense on the road, allowing 87 points per game. Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 97 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Belmont was an 87-41 winner at home against Towson. They covered the 22.5–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Bruins and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Towson was handed an 87-41 defeat on Saturday at Curb Event Center.

Last time out for Middle Tennessee, they were an 82-60 winner as they battled UNC Greensboro at home. They covered in the match as a 15.5-point favorite. The battle between the Blue Raiders and Spartans didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as UNC Greensboro was handed an 82-60 defeat on Saturday at Murphy Center.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Cumberland are 0-2
After playing UNC Greensboro are 0-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Bruins at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Middle Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Belmont
Middle Tennessee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Belmont

Next up:
Belmont home to Trevecca Nazrne, Monday, November 28
Middle Tennessee home to Cumberland, Tuesday, November 22

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