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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

Murphy Center features an NCAA Basketball betting clash between the host Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and the visiting Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in college hoops betting odds action on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders as -16-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

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders currently sport a 14-3 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-5 ATS. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 9-9 and 5-10-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders produce a 5-11 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have gone 6-9-1 against the totals betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders rated this week at No. 35 and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers sitting at No. 157.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Middle Tennessee's No. 157-ranked scoring average of 73.76 PPG, against a Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defense rated No. 156 and allowing 72.17 PPG. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders FG% has averaged 47.22% to date this season, more than the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers shooters have managed so far (43.11% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hilltoppers endured a 72-54 loss at the hands of the Blazers on Thursday, despite a 14-point effort from Cleveland Thomas at Bartow Arena.

The Blue Raiders grabbed a 69-57 win over the Thundering Herd on Thursday, behind a 16-point effort from Jacorey Williams at Murphy Center.

Betting Trends
  • Western Kentucky is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Western Kentucky is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games
  • Western Kentucky is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Middle Tennessee is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Middle Tennessee's last 15 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Kentucky at Marshall, Saturday, January 21st
Middle Tennessee at Florida International, Thursday, January 19th