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Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersLouisiana Tech Bulldogs
21-7February 27, 2014, 07:30 | Thomas Center22-6

Middle Tennessee travels to Louisiana Tech on Thursday, hoping to boost its 21-7 record with a victory over the Bulldogs.

The Blue Raiders will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 12-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulldogs are 11-10 ATS. Middle Tennessee is 10-13 against the total, while Louisiana Tech is 12-8-1 versus the number.

View Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

The Blue Raiders were listed as 8-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulldogs rated this week at No. 11 and the Blue Raiders sitting at No. 18.

Middle Tennessee won its last outing, a 56-53 result against Marshall on February 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Middle Tennessee got 17 points from Jaqawn Raymond en route to a 56-53 victory over Marshall on Saturday at Cam Henderson Center.

In their last action, Louisiana Tech was a 71-66 winner on the road against Old Dominion. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Alex Hamilton scored 20 points leading the Bulldogs to a 71-66 victory over Old Dominion at Ted Constant Center on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Blue Raiders is ranked No. 61 in NCAA hoops at 37.07 per game. Contrast that with Louisiana Tech’s No. 10 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Louisiana Tech is the No. 49-ranked team in the country at 7.46 per game, while Middle Tennessee rates No. 182 at 5.46 per game.

A few Blue Raiders at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Middle Tennessee's last 12 games
Middle Tennessee is 6-18 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Louisiana Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Louisiana Tech is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Middle Tennessee home to Rice, Saturday, March 1st
Louisiana Tech at UAB, Sunday, March 2nd