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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in Battle with Florida Atlantic Owls

The Florida Atlantic Owls will look to improve on a 5-12 record on Saturday when they host the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in NCAA basketball betting odds action at FAU Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders opened as -12-point favorites 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).

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Florida Atlantic Owls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will look to cover the spread vs the Florida Atlantic Owls on Saturday, as the Blue Raiders are 13-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Owls are 8-6 ATS. Middle Tennessee is 6-12 against the total, while Florida Atlantic is 7-7 versus the total betting line.

The Florida Atlantic Owls sit at No. 292 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders sit at No. 26 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Florida Atlantic's No. 197-ranked scoring average of 70.94 PPG, against a Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders defense rated No. 34 and allowing 64.79 PPG. The Florida Atlantic Owls FG% has averaged 41.72% to date this season, less than the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders shooters have managed so far (48.17% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Raiders got 21 points from Jacorey Williams as Middle Tennessee ran past Florida International 65-52 on Thursday at FIU Arena.

Florida Atlantic suffered a 80-78 loss against UAB on Thursday, getting 21 points from Gerdarius Troutman in a losing effort at FAU Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Middle Tennessee is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Middle Tennessee's last 17 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Florida Atlantic is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games
  • Florida Atlantic is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Florida Atlantic is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Middle Tennessee

Next Betting Matchups

Middle Tennessee home to Southern Mississippi, Thursday, January 26th
Florida Atlantic at Florida International, Thursday, January 26th