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Middle Tennessee favored by 7 against South Alabama on Saturday

Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersSouth Alabama Jaguars
Jan 21, 8:05 PM | Mitchell Center

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs South Alabama Jaguars Odds

18-2TEAM RECORD10-7

Middle Tennessee pays a visit to South Alabama on Saturday, hoping to send the Jaguars to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Mitchell Center.

The Jaguars currently sports a 10-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-7 ATS. The Blue Raiders are 18-2 and 14-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Jaguars produce a 4-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Blue Raiders have gone 8-9-1 against the number.

View Middle Tennessee vs South Alabama Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Jaguars as 7-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 68 (Jaguars) and the No. 77 (Blue Raiders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-67 result in favor of the Blue Raiders has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Blue Raiders is ranked No. 133 in NCAA hoops at 35.7 per game. Contrast that with South Alabama’s No. 7 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Alabama is the No. 323-ranked team in the country at 4.4 per game, while Middle Tennessee rates No. 295 at 4.8 per game.

Defensively, Middle Tennessee features the nation's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.7 points per game. South Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 262 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Middle Tennessee, they were a 59-46 winner as they battled Arkansas State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 14.5-point favorite. Kerry Hammonds scored 13 points leading the Blue Raiders to a 59-46 victory over Arkansas State at Murphy Center on Thursday.

In their last action, South Alabama was a 65-62 loser at home against Florida International. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The Jaguars endured a 65-62 loss at the hands of the Golden Panthers on Thursday, despite a 15-point effort from Mychal Ammons at Mitchell Center.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Troy are 8-2
After playing Arkansas State are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 8-2
After playing Florida International are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Blue Raiders at Jaguars trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against South Alabama
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 6 games when playing on the road against South Alabama
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of South Alabama's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Alabama's last 6 games when playing at home against Middle Tennessee
The total has gone OVER in 6 of South Alabama's last 9 games when playing Middle Tennessee
South Alabama is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Middle Tennessee home to Troy, Thursday, January 26
South Alabama at Arkansas-Little Rock, Thursday, January 26

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