Planning on watching today’s Gamecocks and Blue Raiders game? Catch the action at Murphy Athletic Center in Murfreesboro, TN, as the Blue Raiders hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 121.5 points, and Middle Tennessee is favored by -1 vs. Jacksonville State in a Conference USA conference matchup.

JACKSONVILLE STATE GAMECOCKS VS MIDDLE TENNESSEE BLUE RAIDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -1

This game will be played at Murphy Athletic Center at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, January 24th.

WHY BET THE MIDDLE TENNESSEE BLUE RAIDERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Blue Raiders.
  • Not only will Middle Tennessee pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 121.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Gamecocks Grab a Win in Murfreesboro?

After losing their last game to Louisiana Tech by a score of 74-57, Jacksonville State is looking to avoid a three-game losing streak. So far this season, the Gamecocks have gone 10-9, including a 2-2 record in Conference USA.

On the road, Jacksonville State has gone 4-5, and their average scoring margin is +1.8 points per game. As the underdog, they have gone 3-6, and they enter this game as one-point underdogs.

As the underdog, Jacksonville State has been solid vs. the spread this season with a 5-4 record. On the road, the Gamecocks are 6-3 vs. the spread this year and 7-3 in their last 10 road games. Overall, Jacksonville State is 9-8 vs. the spread this season.

So far this season, the over/under record in Jacksonville State games is 5-12 and today’s line of 121.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (135.9). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 130 points.

Jacksonville State offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 57 points against Louisiana Tech. In that game, they made 3/13 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 47.8%. Leading the team in scoring is Kyky Tandy, who is averaging 19.2 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Quincy Clark also maintains a PPG average of 8.4 heading into game.

Coming into today’s game, the Jacksonville State defense is giving up an average of 63.4 points per contest. Against Louisiana Tech in their most recent game, the Jacksonville State defense gave up a total of 74 points while allowing Louisiana Tech to hit 47% of their shots.

Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Blue Raiders?

After losing their last three games at home, Middle Tennessee will look to get back in the win column as they take on Jacksonville State. So far this season, the Blue Raiders have gone 4-6 at home compared to 0-7 on the road.

Overall, Middle Tennessee has gone 6-13, and they are currently riding an eight-game losing streak. In their last game, they fell to New Mexico State by a score of 73-62. For the season, the Blue Raiders are 0-8 when they are the underdog.

As the favorite, Middle Tennessee has gone just 3-6 vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Blue Raiders have a record of 4-6 ATS. In their last three home games, Middle Tennessee is 0-2 vs. the spread and their home ATS mark this year is just 3-7. Overall, the Blue Raiders have an ATS record of 3-14.

This season, the over/under record for Middle Tennessee is 4-12-1. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 127.6 points, which is 6.3 points higher than the average over/under line of 133.9. Today’s over/under line is 121.5. This year, 12 of their games have finished with more points than that. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 125 points.

In their recent game, the Blue Raiders’ offense concluded with 62 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 62.4 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Elias King, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 11.9, while Jestin Porter also maintains a PPG average of 11.7 leading up to the game.

So far this season, the Middle Tennessee defense has been performing well, ranking 55th in the country at 66.5 points allowed per contest. The Middle Tennessee defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 73 points and allowed New Mexico State to connect on 9 threes.