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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Warhawks College Hoops Game Preview

Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersLouisiana-Monroe Warhawks
Jan 12, 5:00 PM | Fant-Ewing Coliseum

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Odds


The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at Fant-Ewing Coliseum in NCAA basketball action.

The Warhawks sit at 3-9 (6-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Blue Raiders are currently 13-4 (6-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Louisiana-Monroe is 5-3 OU, and Middle Tennessee is 4-8 OU.

View Middle Tennessee vs Louisiana-Monroe Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Warhawks in this one found them listed as 14.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Blue Raiders was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 334 (Warhawks) and the No. 42 (Blue Raiders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 74-53 result in favor of the Blue Raiders has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisiana-Monroe's No. 323-ranked offense, averaging 59.3 PPG, against a Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 38 at 58.8 PPG. The Warhawks field goal percentage has averaged 41.7% so far, less than the Blue Raiders marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.

Defensively, Middle Tennessee features the nation's No. 48-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.2 points per game. Louisiana-Monroe, meanwhile, comes in at No. 333 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Middle Tennessee was a 62-52 winner at home against Florida Atlantic. They failed to cover the 16.5-point spread as favorites. The Blue Raiders grabbed a 62-52 win over the Owls on Thursday, behind a 13-point effort from Marcos Knight at Murphy Center.

In their last action, Louisiana-Monroe was a 64-55 loser on the road against Troy. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Louisiana-Monroe suffered a 64-55 loss against Troy on Thursday, getting 17 points from Amos Olatayo in a losing effort at Trojan Arena.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 5-5
After playing Florida Atlantic are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing South Alabama are 4-6
After playing Troy are 2-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Blue Raiders at Warhawks trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 8 games when playing Middle Tennessee
Louisiana-Monroe is 4-20 SU in its last 24 games
Louisiana-Monroe is 2-22 SU in its last 24 games at home
Louisiana-Monroe is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Middle Tennessee

Next up:
Middle Tennessee home to Arkansas-Little Rock, Thursday, January 17
Louisiana-Monroe at South Alabama, Thursday, January 17