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Racers open as college hoops underdog vs Blue Raiders

Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersMurray State Racers
4-1November 26, 2013, 08:30 | CFSB Center2-3

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Tuesday when the Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee hit the hard court against the Racers of Murray State.

Supporters of the Blue Raiders have watched them go 4-1 and 2-1 ATS on the year, while the Racers are at 2-3 and 1-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Racers are 1-1, while the Blue Raiders have a 2-1 mark.

View Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Murray State Racers Odds and Stats.

Murray State opened as 2-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Racers rated this week at No. 199 and the Blue Raiders sitting at No. 24.

Middle Tennessee was a 79-59 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Florida. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Middle Tennessee was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Florida and falling by a 79-59 score at Stephen O'Connell Center.

In their last action, Murray State was a 75-67 loser on the road against Auburn. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Racers got 16 points from Jeffery Moss, but it was Auburn that prevailed in a 75-67 final on Saturday at Auburn Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Murray State's No. 133-rated squad against Middle Tennessee's No. 230-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Murray State rates No. 136 in the country with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 137 nationally with 6 per match.

A few Blue Raiders at Racers trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games
Middle Tennessee is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Murray State
Murray State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Murray State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Murray State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Middle Tennessee
Murray State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Middle Tennessee

Next up:
Middle Tennessee home to South Alabama, Saturday, November 30th
Murray State at Saint Mary's , Saturday, November 30th