Planning on watching today’s Bulldogs and Blue Raiders game? Catch the action at Murphy Athletic Center in Murfreesboro, TN, as the Blue Raiders hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on CBSS. The Bulldogs are favored in this Conference USA conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 128 points.
LOUISIANA TECH BULLDOGS VS MIDDLE TENNESSEE BLUE RAIDERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +6.5
This game will be played at Murphy Athletic Center at 9:00 ET on Thursday, January 11th.
WHY BET THE MIDDLE TENNESSEE BLUE RAIDERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Blue Raiders.
- Not only will Middle Tennessee pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 128 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Do the Bulldogs Stand a Chance in Murfreesboro?
Today, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will look to snap their four-game losing streak as they take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. So far this season, the Bulldogs are 10-6, including a 0-1 record in Conference USA games. On the road, Louisiana Tech is just 2-6, compared to a perfect 5-0 mark at home.
Over the course of the year, the Bulldogs have been favored in eight of their 16 games, going 6-2 in those contests. Their average scoring margin on the road is -1.8 points per game, while their average scoring margin at home is +14.0 points per game. In their most recent game, Louisiana Tech fell to Sam Houston State by a score of 81-77.
Against the spread this season, Louisiana Tech has a record of 7-6. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-4. As the favorite, the Bulldogs are 4-4 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Louisiana Tech has gone 5-5 vs. the spread.
Today’s over/under line of 128 is lower than the average over/under line in Louisiana Tech’s games this season (139.7). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-0 and the average scoring total is 150 points.
The Bulldogs’ offense finished with 77 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 76.8 points per contest. Leading Louisiana Tech in scoring vs. Sam Houston State was Tahlik Chavez with his 20 points. Tyler Henry also added 13 points for the Bulldogs.
So far, the Bulldogs’ defense is ranked 36th in the country at 64.7 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.9 threes per game vs. Middle Tennessee. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 28.4%.
Can the Blue Raiders Hold Strong at Home?
So far this season, Middle Tennessee has struggled, going 6-9 overall and losing their last four games. They have been even worse on the road, going 0-5 and getting outscored by an average of 21.2 points per game.
At home, the Blue Raiders are 4-4, and over their last 10 games in front of their fans, they are 6-4. For the season, they have been the underdog in four games, going 0-4.
As the underdog, Middle Tennessee has struggled against the spread this season, going 0-4. Their overall ATS mark is just 3-10. At home, the Blue Raiders are 3-5 vs. the spread this year and 1-3 in their last four home games.
This season, the over/under record for Middle Tennessee games is 2-10-1. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 129.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 128 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (135.3). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 130 points.
Most recently, the Middle Tennessee offense finished with just 54 points vs. Murray State. For the game, they hit 5/24 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 38.5%. On the offensive front, the Blue Raiders have a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, ranking 365th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 394th in terms of percentage and 304th in three-pointers made.
The Blue Raiders’ defense is presently ranked 71st nationally, allowing an average of 66.5 points per contest. Middle Tennessee’s three-point defense is currently 23rd in the country at 4.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.0% of their shots vs. Middle Tennessee.