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Middle Tennessee vs Louisiana Tech Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds

Blue Raiders vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
  • Where: Ruston at Thomas Assembly Center
  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Betting Odds: Middle Tennessee +3.5, MTNST +142 | LOUTCH -174 O/U 137.5

Blue Raiders Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Louisiana Tech, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will be taking the floor for the 20th time this season and have an overall record of 12-7. So far, the Blue Raiders have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 2-5. For the season, Middle Tennessee has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 3-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Blue Raiders being +3.5 point underdogs.

DeAndre Dishman comes into today’s game as the Blue Raiders’ leading scorer at 12.32 points per contest. Not only has Dishman been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Middle Tennessee’s top rebounder at 5.58 boards per contest. Behind Dishman, the team has benefited from the strong play of Eli Lawrence, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.21 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.9% of his shots and is adding 4.32 boards per game.

On offense, Middle Tennessee is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.4 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 19 games, they have only hit 32.8% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 43.09% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Bulldogs Preview:

Through 19 games, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have an overall record of 11-8. Currently, the Bulldogs have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 8-2. The Bulldogs’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Louisiana Tech has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 6-3.

Louisiana Tech’s leading scorer this season is Cobe Williams, who is averaging 18.53 points per contest. So far, Williams has accounted for 21.58% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.18 rebounds per game and 4.24 assists. Keaston Willis is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 12.63 points per game. Between him and Willis, they are accounting for 38.0% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, Louisiana Tech is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 75.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 19 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 41.28% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +3.5

Heading into this matchup between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders we have a strong lean on taking the points with Middle Tennessee at +3.5. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Middle Tennessee to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at +3.5. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.

 


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