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Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (17-6) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (13-10)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Murphy Center)

The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN

The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs face off on Saturday at the Murphy Center in Conference USA college basketball action.

The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 13-10 this season and they have won three of their last five games. MTSU is averaging 61.9 points and they are shooting 40.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.4 points and their opponents are shooting 43.8 percent. Reggie Upshaw leads the Blue Raiders averaging 9.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Jacquez Rozier is averaging 8.3 points and 5.5 rebounds, Jaqwan Raymond is averaging 6.8 points, and Darnell Harris is averaging 6.6 points. Middle Tennessee State is 10-2 at home and 6-4 in conference USA.

Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 17-6 this season but they are coming off of a 20-point loss at UAB. La. Tech is averaging 73.7 points and they are shooting 44.9percent while defensively they are allowing 65.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Raheem Appleby leads the Bulldogs averaging 16.5 points per game. Alex Hamilton is averaging 15.8 points, Erik McCree is averaging 12.3 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Michale Kyser is averaging 7.7 points and 6.2 rebounds. La Tech is 6-6 on the road and 8-2 in CUSA.

Middle Tennessee State is 13-3-1 against the spread in their last 17 home games, 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four games. Louisiana Tech is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven Saturday games, 11-5 against the spread against Conference USA, and 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record.

La. Tech needs to bounce back in a hurry and while I see them struggling here I also see them getting it done in the end. 

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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -2.5

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