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Conference USA Tournament - Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Old Dominion Monarchs in college hoops odds

Old Dominion MonarchsMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
16-16March 13, 2014, 04:30 | Don Haskins Center23-8

The visiting Old Dominion Monarchs hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Don Haskins Center against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.

The Monarchs will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 15-14 ATS against the number this season, while the Blue Raiders are 13-14 ATS. Old Dominion is 13-16 on the totals; Middle Tennessee is 10-16.View Old Dominion Monarchs vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders as -6-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 19-ranked Blue Raiders and the No. 224-rated Monarchs in this matchup.

Old Dominion was a 73-58 winner in its last match at home against Marshall. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Aaron Bacote went off for 25 points and added 8 rebounds, leading Old Dominion over Marshall, 73-58, on Wednesday at Don Haskins Center.

Last time out for Middle Tennessee, they were a 55-53 winner as they battled UAB on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Shawn Jones scored 16 points leading the Blue Raiders to a 55-53 victory over UAB at Bartow Arena on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Middle Tennessee's No. 136 nationally ranked offense (71.23 points per game) against a Monarchs defense that sits as the No. 37 at 64.53 PPG. The Blue Raiders have been averaging 45.37% from the field, more than the Monarchs have managed so far this season (43% on average).