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South Alabama Jaguars vs Blue Raiders College Hoops Game Preview

South Alabama JaguarsMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Feb 21, 8:00 PM | Murphy Center

South Alabama Jaguars vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds


Murphy Center will host Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. South Alabama Jaguars action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

This season, the Blue Raiders are 23-4 overall and 12-12 ATS ATS, while the Jaguars are 15-9 and 11-11 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Middle Tennessee boasts a 11-11 on the OU, and South Alabama is 10-8-1.

View South Alabama vs Middle Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Middle Tennessee opened as 14-point favorites 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.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 16 (Blue Raiders) and the No. 132 (Jaguars) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-69 result in favor of the Blue Raiders has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Jaguars rank No. 49 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.8 per game. That compares with Middle Tennessee’s No. 85 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Middle Tennessee is college basketball's No. 264-ranked team at 5.3 per game, while the Jaguars rate No. 178 with 6 per game.

Defensively, South Alabama features the nation's No. 272-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.9 points per game. Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 43 nationally in scoring at home.

South Alabama won its last outing, an 88-64 result against Louisiana-Lafayette on February 14. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. South Alabama cruised to victory on Thursday, running Louisiana-Lafayette out of the gym and running up an 88-64 score at Mitchell Center.

Middle Tennessee was a 66-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas-Little Rock. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Middle Tennessee got 15 points from Marcos Knight en route to a 66-61 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday at Stephens Center.

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing North Texas are 6-4
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 7-2
After playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 4-6
After a win are 10-0

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

Next up:
South Alabama home to North Texas, Saturday, February 23
Middle Tennessee home to Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, February 23