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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in college hoops odds

Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersWestern Kentucky Hilltoppers
Feb 25, 6:00 PM | EA Diddle Arena

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds

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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will hit the floor running against the visiting Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Hilltoppers sport records of 10-18 and 13-14 ATS heading into this battle, while the Blue Raiders have 25-4 and 18-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-13-1 for the Hilltoppers and 14-11-2 for the Blue Raiders.

View Middle Tennessee vs Western Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Hilltoppers as 8-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hilltoppers at No. 181 and the Blue Raiders at No. 32 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-62 result in favor of the Blue Raiders.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Blue Raiders rank No. 125 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.3 per game. That compares with Western Kentucky’s No. 116 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Western Kentucky is college basketball's No. 228-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Blue Raiders rate No. 295 with 4.9 per game.

Defensively, Middle Tennessee features the nation's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.1 points per game. Western Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 316 nationally in scoring at home.

Middle Tennessee won its last outing, a 94-61 result against Louisiana-Monroe on February 23. They covered in that game as a 14.5-point favorite. Middle Tennessee cruised to victory on Thursday, running Louisiana-Monroe out of the gym and running up a 94-61 score at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

Last time out for Western Kentucky, they were a 79-76 winner as they battled Arkansas State at home. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. The Hilltoppers got 19 points from George Fant as Western Kentucky ran past Arkansas State 79-76 on Thursday at EA Diddle Arena.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-5
After playing Louisiana-Monroe are 4-3
After a win are 8-2

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Arkansas State are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

A few Blue Raiders at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Middle Tennessee's last 7 games when playing on the road against Western Kentucky
Middle Tennessee is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Western Kentucky
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Western Kentucky's last 7 games when playing at home against Middle Tennessee
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Western Kentucky's last 12 games when playing Middle Tennessee
Western Kentucky is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Middle Tennessee
Western Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home