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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Visit Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will hit the floor running against the away Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 12-13 overall and 8-14-1 ATS, while the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 22-4 and 17-8 ATS. As for the betting totals, Western Kentucky boasts a 9-12-2 on the OU, and Middle Tennessee is 7-17-1.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers rated this week at No. 184 and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders sitting at No. 11.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Western Kentucky's No. 210 nationally ranked offense (69.84 points per game) against a Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders defense that sits as the No. 14 at 62.58 PPG. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have been averaging 44.17% from the field, less than the Blue Raiders have managed so far this season (48.29% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jacorey Williams scored 21 points and helped out with 21 rebounds for Middle Tennessee on Saturday, leading the Blue Raiders to a 70-55 victory over Charlotte at Murphy Center.

Western Kentucky suffered a 84-79 loss against Marshall on Saturday, getting 17 points from Que Johnson in a losing effort at E.A. Diddle Arena.

Next Betting Matchups

Middle Tennessee at Marshall, Saturday, February 18th
Western Kentucky at UAB, Sunday, February 19th