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Florida International Golden Panthers Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on FIU Arena Saturday as the Florida International Golden Panthers look to beat the odds vs the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Florida International Golden Panthers betting line as 2-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

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 Saturday, as the Blue Raiders are 13-15-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden Panthers are 12-11-1 ATS. Middle Tennessee is 13-15-1 against the total, while Florida International is 14-10 versus the total betting line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Florida International Golden Panthers at No. 276 and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at No. 77 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Middle Tennessee is ranked No. 103 in NCAA basketball at 37.1 per game. Contrast that with Florida International's No. 87 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Florida International is the No. 227-ranked team in the country at 5.7 per game, while Middle Tennessee rates No. 63 at 8.17 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Middle Tennessee earned a 76-59 victory over Florida Atlantic on Thursday, getting 18 points from Perrin Buford at FAU Arena.

The Golden Panthers endured a 77-60 loss at the hands of the Blazers on Thursday, despite a 17-point effort from Donte McGill at FIU Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Middle Tennessee is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Middle Tennessee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games on the road
  • Florida International is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Florida International is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • Florida International is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Florida International is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home