Looking to win big? The Blazers and Blue Raiders face off at 7:30 ET on ESPN+. The Blue Raiders are hosting the game at Murphy Athletic Center in Murfreesboro, TN. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 141 points, and the Blue Raiders are favored to win at home vs. the Blazers.
UAB BLAZERS 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 Tuesday, November 21st.
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 -1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 141 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Can the Blazers Grab a Win in Murfreesboro?
When they take on Middle Tennessee, the UAB Blazers come into the game with a 2-2 overall record. UAB has gone 2-3 in their previous five road games, which includes games from last year. When it comes to UAB’s ATS performance, they currently stand at 1-3 heading into today’s game. Taking into account the previous season, UAB has a 5-5 ATS record in their last ten games.
Through four games, UAB has an over/under record of 3-1-0 with their games averaging a combined 145.8 points per game so far. In the Blazers’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 70 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 4-1.
UAB is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 80 points vs. Alcorn State. This figure is more than their season average of 73.2 points per game. One area that the UAB offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 68th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 41%.
At present, the Blazers’ defense is nationally ranked 112nd, allowing 72.5 points per game. The UAB defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 77 points and allowed Alcorn State to connect on 7 threes.
Will the Blue Raiders Win at Murphy Athletic Center?
Middle Tennessee is beginning their fourth game of the season and have a 2-1 record. In their previous three games as the favorite, Middle Tennessee has a 2-1 record. Middle Tennessee’s ATS record leading into today’s game is 2-1. Looking back to last year, the team has a 1-1 ATS record in their last three games, with an average scoring margin of +9.
After three games, Middle Tennessee has an over/under record of 0-3-0, with their games averaging a combined 130 points per game so far. The Blue Raiders’ last five games have culminated with an average of 71 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.
In their recent matchup, the Middle Tennessee offense ended with 64 points against Western Carolina. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 41.4% and made 3 threes. The top scorer for the Blue Raiders was Elias King with 14 points, while Jestin Porter also added 13 to the scoreboard.
So far this season, the Middle Tennessee defense has been performing well, ranking 32nd in the country at 61.8 points allowed per contest. Middle Tennessee will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Western Carolina to just 41% shooting in their most recent game.