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Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

Southern Mississippi 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

Betting fans looking to back the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles before tip-off in this one found them as 16-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 12-4 so far on the season, and 7-6 ATS vs the number. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, meanwhile, are 9-9 and 7-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Middle Tennessee go 3-10 and the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles go 9-4 on betting totals.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders rated this week at No. 77 and the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles sitting at No. 262.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Middle Tennessee's No. 141-ranked offense, averaging 74.62 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense that ranks No. 141 at 71.83 PPG. The Blue Raiders field goal percentage has averaged 45.73% so far, more than the Golden Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.44% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Eagles got 23 points from Tyree Griffin, but it was UAB that prevailed in a 86-75 final on Thursday at Bartow Arena.

The Blue Raiders got a 22-point performance from Nick King, who added 10 rebounds, as Middle Tennessee ran past Louisiana Tech 72-57 on Thursday at Murphy Center.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Mississippi is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern Mississippi is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Mississippi's last 7 games
  • Southern Mississippi is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Middle Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
  • Middle Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Mississippi

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Mississippi home to Rice, Thursday, January 18th
Middle Tennessee at Marshall, Thursday, January 18th

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