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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Trojans underdogs vs Blue Raiders at Troy

Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersTroy Trojans
Feb 28, 8:30 PM | Trojan Arena

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Troy Trojans Odds

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Trojan Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Troy Trojans and the visiting Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in college hoops action on Thursday.

Supporters of the Blue Raiders have watched them go 25-4 and 14-12 ATS on the year, while the Trojans are at 11-18 and 16-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Trojans are 9-12-1, while the Blue Raiders have a 13-11 mark.

View Middle Tennessee vs Troy Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Trojans as 12-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 13-rated Middle Tennessee taking on the No. 303-rated Trojans in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 79-60 win for the Blue Raiders on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Troy's No. 239-rated squad against Middle Tennessee's No. 80-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Troy rates No. 127 in the country with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 235 nationally with 5.6 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Middle Tennessee owns the country's No. 26-rated mark, allowing 61.6 points per game on the highway. Troy, on the other hand, rates No. 301 in scoring at home.

Middle Tennessee was an 87-46 winner in their most recent outing at home against Louisiana-Monroe. They covered the 24-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Blue Raiders and Warhawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Louisiana-Monroe was handed an 87-46 defeat on Saturday at Murphy Center.

In their last action, Troy was a 58-50 loser on the road against Arkansas State. They covered the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. Antoine Myers scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Trojans to a win (they lost 58-50 to Arkansas State at ASU Convocation Center on Saturday).

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Western Kentucky are 7-3
After playing Louisiana-Monroe are 5-4
After a win are 10-0

Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing South Alabama are 6-4
After playing Arkansas State are 3-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Blue Raiders at Trojans trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games when playing on the road against Troy
Middle Tennessee is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Troy's last 5 games when playing at home against Middle Tennessee
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Troy's last 13 games when playing Middle Tennessee
Troy is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Troy's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Middle Tennessee at Western Kentucky, Saturday, March 2
Troy home to South Alabama, Saturday, March 2