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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders College Basketball Betting Preview

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders host Western Kentucky on Thursday, looking to build on their 18-8 mark against the 13-14 Hilltoppers in college basketball betting action at Murphy Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders as -7-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have watched them go 13-14 and 10-13 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are at 18-8 and 11-14-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 12-13-1, while the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have a 12-11 mark.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 154-rated Western Kentucky Hilltoppers taking on the No. 50-rated Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Western Kentucky is ranked No. 48 in NCAA basketball at 39 per game. Contrast that with Middle Tennessee's No. 105 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Middle Tennessee is the No. 68-ranked team in the country at 8.04 per game, while Western Kentucky rates No. 168 at 6.63 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hilltoppers grabbed a 59-54 win over the 49ers on Saturday, behind a 12-point effort from Nigel Snipes at EA Diddle Arena.

The Blue Raiders endured a 77-67 loss at the hands of the Blazers on Sunday, despite a 13-point effort from Quavius Copeland at Murphy Center.

Betting Trends
  • Western Kentucky is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Western Kentucky is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Kentucky's last 7 games
  • Western Kentucky is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • Middle Tennessee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Middle Tennessee is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home

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