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NCAA hoops odds preview - Belmont vs. Middle Tennessee

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Dec 13, 8:00 PM | Murphy Center

Belmont Bruins vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Middle Tennessee and Belmont on Tuesday, with the host Blue Raiders trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Bruins will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 2-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Blue Raiders are 8-2 ATS. Belmont is 3-1 on the totals; Middle Tennessee is 6-3-1.

View Belmont vs Middle Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 180-ranked Blue Raiders and the No. 48-rated Bruins in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 89-88 win for the Bruins on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Middle Tennessee has the nation's No. 42-rated offensive output, at 77.8 PPG. The visiting Bruins defense ranks No. 223 allowing on average 69 PPG. The Blue Raiders FG% has averaged 53.5% so far, more than the Bruins marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.4% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Belmont owns the country's No. 337-rated mark, allowing 86 points per game on the highway. Middle Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 53 in scoring at home.

Belmont won its last outing, a 75-62 result against Tennessee State on December 6. Belmont earned a 75-62 victory over Tennessee State on Tuesday, getting 16 points from Kerron Johnson at Curb Event Center.

Last time out for Middle Tennessee, they were a 78-62 winner as they battled Tennessee-Martin at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 21-point favorite. Middle Tennessee got 21 points from LaRon Dendy en route to a 78-62 victory over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday at Murphy Center.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
After playing Tennessee-Martin are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Bruins at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
Middle Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Middle Tennessee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Belmont
Middle Tennessee is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Belmont

Next up:
Belmont home to Troy, Thursday, December 15
Middle Tennessee home to Mississippi, Wednesday, December 21