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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles - 2/15/14

Southern Miss Golden Eagles (21-4) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (18-7)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm (Murphy Center)

The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The Southern Miss Golden Eagles will look to rebound when they visit the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.

The Golden Eagles are coming off an 84-60 Thursday loss to the UAB Blazers. They allowed the Blazers to shoot 53.3 percent from the field and knock down 11 threes. It was the worst defensive performance from them all season, as they’re allowing just 63 points on 42.5 percent shooting on the season. Offensively they average 70.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting. All four of the Golden Eagles’ losses this season have come on the road, as they average just 66.5 points away from home. They are 14-7-1 ATS and 7-6-1 ATS on the road.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles - 2/15/14

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The Blue Raiders have won six straight due to an incredible defense. During that stretch, they’re holding teams to 39 percent shooting and 58 points. They have held two opponents under 50 points during this winning streak. Offensively they have averaged 71.2 points on 48.7 percent shooting. They are easily playing their best basketball of the season and have covered four of their last five home games. Against the spread overall they are 10-11, with a 7-3 ATS record at home.

This is going to be a great game between two of the better teams in the C-USA, but I have to go with the home team. The Blue Raiders have found their rhythm and have covered their last four home games. Southern Miss also doesn’t have much time to regroup from the loss to UAB.

Give me Middle Tennessee and the points, please. 

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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +2.5

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