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Florida International Golden Panthers Host the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in NCAA College Basketball Action

Florida International looks to cover the Golden Panthers-Blue Raiders pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 4-14 mark when they host Middle Tennessee in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders were listed as -12-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Florida International Golden Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will look to cover the spread vs the Florida International Golden Panthers on Thursday, as the Blue Raiders are 12-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden Panthers are 5-6 ATS. Middle Tennessee is 6-11 against the total, while Florida International is 6-5 versus the total betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 272 (Florida International) and the No. 35 (Middle Tennessee) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Florida International's No. 213-ranked offense, averaging 69.83 PPG, against a Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 42 at 65.5 PPG. The Golden Panthers field goal percentage has averaged 44.46% so far, less than the Blue Raiders marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.04% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jacorey Williams scored 27 points leading the Blue Raiders to a 91-76 victory over Western Kentucky at Murphy Center on Saturday.

Elmo Stephen scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Panthers to a win (they lost 57-55 to UTSA at UTSA Convocation Center on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Middle Tennessee is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Middle Tennessee's last 16 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Florida International is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida International's last 5 games
  • Florida International is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Florida International is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Middle Tennessee

Next Betting Matchups

Middle Tennessee at Florida Atlantic, Saturday, January 21st
Florida International at UAB, Saturday, January 21st