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College Basketball Matchup - Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Florida International Golden Panthers Odds Preview

Florida International Golden PanthersMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
March 6, 10:00 PM | Summit Arena

Florida International Golden Panthers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds

11-18TEAM RECORD15-15

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Florida International Golden Panthers at Summit Arena on Sunday in NCAAB play.

This is a conference playoff game in the Sun Belt Tournament. The game is being played at Summit Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Blue Raiders sit at 15-15 (9-11-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Panthers are currently 11-18 (11-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Middle Tennessee is 8-13 OU, and Florida International is 16-5 OU.

View Florida International vs Middle Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Blue Raiders, most recently No. 185 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Panthers, who rate No. 236 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-69 victory for the Blue Raiders.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Middle Tennessee has the nation's No. 150-rated offensive output, at 69.6 PPG. The visiting Golden Panthers defense ranks No. 318 allowing on average 75.5 PPG. The Blue Raiders FG% has averaged 42.7% so far, less than the Golden Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Florida International owns the country's No. 313-rated mark, allowing 78.4 points per game on the highway. Middle Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 205 in scoring at home.

Florida International was a 53-49 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Denver. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs. Florida International earned a 53-49 victory over Denver on Saturday, getting 16 points from Jeremy Allen at Summit Arena.

Last time out for Middle Tennessee, they were a 57-39 winner as they battled Western Kentucky at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Middle Tennessee earned a 57-39 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday, getting 18 points from J.T. Sulton at Murphy Center.

Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
After playing Denver are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
After playing Western Kentucky are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Golden Panthers at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games when playing Florida International
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Middle Tennessee's last 6 games when playing Florida International
Middle Tennessee is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games