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Charlotte 49ers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders College Basketball Betting Preview

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will look to improve on a 21-4 record on Saturday when they host the Charlotte 49ers in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Murphy Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Charlotte 49ers opened as 16-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Charlotte 49ers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Charlotte 49ers will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 8-12-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 16-8 ATS. Charlotte 49ers are 9-11-1 on betting the total; Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 7-16-1.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders rated this week at No. 11 and the Charlotte 49ers sitting at No. 183.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Middle Tennessee has the nation's No. 161-rated offensive output, at 73.04 PPG. The visiting Charlotte 49ers defense ranks No. 249 allowing on average 81.39 PPG. The Blue Raiders FG% has averaged 48.43% so far, more than the Middle Tennessee 49ers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.79% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Charlotte got 24 points from Jon Davis but lost anyway, 82-69, to UAB on Thursday at Bartow Arena.

The Blue Raiders got 18 points from Reggie Upshaw Jr. as Middle Tennessee ran past Old Dominion 64-51 on Thursday at Murphy Center.

Betting Trends
  • Charlotte is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Charlotte is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
  • Charlotte is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Charlotte is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Middle Tennessee is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Charlotte at Old Dominion, Saturday, February 18th
Middle Tennessee at Western Kentucky, Thursday, February 16th