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Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersDenver Pioneers
Feb 4, 4:00 PM | Magness Arena

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Denver Pioneers Odds


The Denver Pioneers will hit the floor running against the visiting Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Pioneers are 16-7 so far on the season, and 11-10 ATS vs. the number. The Blue Raiders, meanwhile, are 21-3 and 16-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Denver go 13-6-2 and the Blue Raiders go 9-11-2 on the totals.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pioneers - Blue Raiders odds would favor the Blue Raiders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Denver is rated No. 201 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Middle Tennessee is at No. 41. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 77-72 win for the Blue Raiders.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 192-ranked offense, averaging 67.3 PPG, against a Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 32 at 60.5 PPG. The Pioneers field goal percentage has averaged 48.3% so far, less than the Blue Raiders marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.5% per game.

Defensively, Middle Tennessee features the nation's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.2 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 220 nationally in scoring at home.

Middle Tennessee was a 68-66 winner in their most recent outing on the road against North Texas. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Middle Tennessee earned a 68-66 victory over North Texas on Thursday, getting 19 points from Marcos Knight at The Super Pit.

Denver was a 72-71 loser in its last match on the road against Louisiana-Lafayette. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. The Pioneers got a 21-point effort from Royce O'Neale, who added 13 rebounds, but Louisiana-Lafayette still managed to defeat Denver 72-71 Thursday at Cajundome.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Western Kentucky are 6-4
After playing North Texas are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Florida Atlantic are 2-4
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Blue Raiders at Pioneers trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Denver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games at home
Denver is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
Denver is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games

Next up:
Middle Tennessee home to Western Kentucky, Thursday, February 9
Denver at Florida Atlantic, Thursday, February 9