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Middle Tennessee vs. Charlotte - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Charlotte 49ers (8-10) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (11-8)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Murphy Center)

The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: MT

The Charlotte 49ers and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders play Saturday at the Murphy Athletic Center.

The Charlotte 49ers have split their last four games and play their ninth true road game. On the season, Charlotte is averaging 73.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting and is allowing 73.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Torin Dorn is averaging 12.6 points and 3.9 rebounds while Pierria Henry is averaging 11.3 points and 5.6 assists. Braxton Ogbueze is the third player averaging double-digit points and Willie Clayton is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Charlotte 49ers have seven players averaging at least 7.6 points, and they’re shooting 60.9 percent from the line and 36.7 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Charlotte is allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 72 or more points in four of its last six games.

Middle Tennessee vs. Charlotte - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have won four of their last five games and look for their fifth C-USA win. On the season, Middle Tennessee is averaging 60.3 points on 40.2 percent shooting and is allowing 60.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Reggie Upshaw Jr. is averaging 9.6 points and 6.1 rebounds while Jacquez Rozier is averaging 8.4 points and 5.5 rebounds. Jaqawn Raymond is dishing 1.8 assists and Darnell Harris is shooting 46.9 percent from the field. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have seven players averaging at least 5.1 points, and they’re shooting 70 percent from the line and 35.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Middle Tennessee is allowing 34 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 64 or less points in eight of its last nine games.

The 49ers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Blue Raiders are 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. 

While I throught Charlotte had a chance to compete for a C-USA title, it's not exactly reaching its full potential. Meanwhile, MTSU is starting to find a groove and has been lights out ATS on its home court. Have to back the Blue Raiders here. 

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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -1

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