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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Rice Owls Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Rice takes to the basketball court against Middle Tennessee on Saturday, hoping to send the Blue Raiders to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Murphy Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Rice Owls in this one, their betting line was listed as 13-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Rice Owls vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders battles the Rice Owls, currently sitting with a 6-13 mark (5-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 8-9-1 for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and 10-4 for the Rice Owls.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 42-ranked Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and the No. 198-rated Rice Owls in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Middle Tennessee's No. 165-ranked offense, averaging 72.06 PPG, against a Owls defense that ranks No. 241 at 80.05 PPG. The Blue Raiders field goal percentage has averaged 44.64% so far, more than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.94% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Egor Koulechov scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 82-70 to UAB at Bartow Arena on Thursday).

The battle between the Blue Raiders and Mean Green didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as North Texas was handed a 86-64 defeat on Thursday at Murphy Center.

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Rice is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rice's last 5 games
  • Rice is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Middle Tennessee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Middle Tennessee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Rice

Next Betting Matchups

Rice home to North Texas, Saturday, January 30th
Middle Tennessee at Marshall, Thursday, January 28th