Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Murray State Racers - 11/18/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Murray State Racers (0-1) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Murphy Center)
The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Murray State Racers look for their first win of the season when they face the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders.
The Murray State Racers had visions of opening the season with a win versus Houston as a 12 point favorite. The Cougars had different ideas as they came away with the 77-74 victory with 45% shooting helping to overcome 17 turnovers The Racers managed just 37.5% but a 20-11 advantage at the charity stripe to stay close. The Racers offense received a game high 21 points and five assists from Cameron Payne followed by a 15 point effort from Jeffery Moss. Justin Seymour added 12 points and five helpers with Jarvis Williams chipped in ten points and hauled in a game high eleven rebounds.
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Middle Tennessee State has been a strong program for a number of years and have high expectations once again this season so it was no surprise the Blue Raiders routed Ohio Valley 77-60 in their opener. The Fighting Scots just didn't have enough firepower in this one with 40% from the field and 24 giveaways doing them in. Middle Tennessee State didn't set the world on fire with 43.6% shooting but 14 offensive rebounds and a 25-9 advantage at the charity stripe doing plenty of damage. Middle Tennessee State receied 17 points and seven boards from Reggie Upshaw Jr. with Marcus Tarrance scoring eleven while Jaqawn Raymond and Jacquez Rozier combined for 17 points and 14 rebounds.
The over is 9-2 in MURR last 11 Tue. games while Murray are 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 games overall. For Middle Tennessee State the Blue Raiders are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games while the under is 9-4 in MTU last 13 Tue. games. I was disappointed in the performance of Murray State in their opener while I can't form an opinion on Middle Tennessee State give their opponent so this looks like a toss up at best...