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Tennessee vs Middle Tenn: NIT bet

In an all-Tennessee battle, the NIT betting menu pits the Volunteers vs the Blue Raiders Monday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NIT wagering action.

The Volunteers bring a 19-14 record (20-10-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 26-6 Blue Raiders, who are 19-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Tennessee go 12-17-2 so far and the Blue Raiders go 16-12-2.

View Middle Tennessee vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Volunteers sit at No. 71 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Raiders sit at No. 36 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Blue Raiders will win this game 77-71.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tennessee has the nation's No. 149-rated offensive output, at 68.9 PPG. The visiting Blue Raiders defense ranks No. 52 allowing on average 62.1 PPG. The Volunteers FG% has averaged 44% so far, less than the Blue Raiders marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Middle Tennessee owns the country's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 62.9 points per game on the highway. Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 133 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Middle Tennessee, they were an 86-78 winner as they battled Marshall at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Middle Tennessee earned an 86-78 victory over Marshall on Tuesday, getting 18 points from LaRon Dendy at Murphy Center.

In their last action, Tennessee was a 65-51 winner at home against Savannah State. They covered the 13-point spread as favorites. The Volunteers grabbed a 65-51 win over the Tigers on Tuesday, behind a 13-point effort from Jarnell Stokes at Thompson-Boling Arena.