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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Host the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in NCAA College Basketball Action

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in this one found them listed as 1-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Blue Raiders was expected to move the line.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 11-10 overall and 8-9 ATS, while the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 14-6 and 9-10-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, Western Kentucky boasts a 10-7 on the OU, and Middle Tennessee is 9-10-1.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers rated this week at No. 233 and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders sitting at No. 63.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Western Kentucky's No. 91 nationally ranked offense (76.71 points per game) against a Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders defense that sits as the No. 105 at 68.7 PPG. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have been averaging 46.58% from the field, more than the Blue Raiders have managed so far this season (44.84% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Middle Tennessee suffered a 82-66 loss against Marshall on Thursday, getting 16 points from Quavius Copeland in a losing effort at Cam Henderson Center.

The Hilltoppers got 20 points from Aaron Cosby as Western Kentucky ran past UAB 69-62 on Thursday at EA Diddle Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Middle Tennessee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Middle Tennessee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Middle Tennessee is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Western Kentucky
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Western Kentucky's last 8 games
  • Western Kentucky is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Western Kentucky is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Middle Tennessee
  • Western Kentucky is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Middle Tennessee

Next Betting Matchups

Middle Tennessee home to Florida Atlantic, Thursday, February 4th
Western Kentucky at Texas-San Antonio, Thursday, February 4th