Betting on today’s Blue Raiders and Golden Panthers game? Catch the action at Ocean Bank Convocation Center in Miami, FL, as the Golden Panthers hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Conference USA conference game currently have FIU as the -3 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 140.5 points.
MIDDLE TENNESSEE BLUE RAIDERS VS FIU GOLDEN PANTHERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: FIU Golden Panthers -3
This game will be played at Ocean Bank Convocation Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE FIU GOLDEN PANTHERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Golden Panthers.
- Not only will FIU pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Will the Blue Raiders Find a Way to Win in Miami?
After falling to Liberty by a score of 88-53, Middle Tennessee is 8-15 on the season and 2-6 in Conference USA. They are still looking for their first win on the road this season, as their record sits at 0-9. So far, they have lost all 10 of their games as the underdog.
Over their last 10 games on the road, the Blue Raiders have gone 0-10, and their average scoring margin sits at -21.0 points per game. They will be looking to snap their two-game losing streak and their nine-game losing streak on the road.
As the underdog, Middle Tennessee has yet to cover the spread in any of their 10 games this season. They are also 0-9 against the spread on the road this year and have gone 0-10 vs. the spread as the underdog in their last 10 games. Overall, their ATS mark is just 5-16 this season.
Today’s over/under line of 140.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Middle Tennessee’s games this season (134). So far, 18 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points.
Against Liberty, the Middle Tennessee had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 63.4 points per game. They scored 53 points and posted a field goal percentage of 36.2% in the game. Coming into the game, the Blue Raiders offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 28%. On average, they get up 23.3 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 11.3 made free-throws.
So far, the Blue Raiders’ defense is ranked 85th in the country at 68.2 points per contest. Middle Tennessee’s three-point defense is currently 36th in the country at 5.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.4% of their shots vs. Middle Tennessee.
Does FIU Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?
FIU has been a much better team at home than on the road this season, as they are 7-6 at home compared to 0-9 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is -2.2, compared to -12.9 on the road.
Coming into today’s game, FIU has a record of 8-15, including a 3-5 mark in Conference USA. They have been favored in 10 games this season, going 6-4 in those contests.
As the favorite, FIU has an ATS record of 5-5 this season. However, their overall ATS mark is just 10-12. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Panthers have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.
FIU’s over/under record this season is 11-10-1 and today’s over/under line of 140.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (148.2). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 137 points.
Coming off their recent game, the FIU offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against Sam Houston State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 34.9%, and they made 11 threes. On the offensive front, the Golden Panthers have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, ranking 276th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 242nd in terms of percentage and 58th in three-pointers made.
So far, the Golden Panthers’ defense is ranked 281st in the country at 77.2 points per contest. In their most recent game, the FIU defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Sam Houston State knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 61 points.