Middle Tennessee State vs. Western Kentucky - 2/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (16-9) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (14-13)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Murphy Center)
The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, MASN2
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers face off on Sunday at the Murphy Center in Conference USA college basketball.
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 14-13 this season and they have lost five of their last seven games. MTSU is averaging 63 points and they are shooting 41.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.7 points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Reggie Upshaw Jr. leads the Blue Raiders averaging 10.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Jacquez Rozier is averaging 7.5 points and 5.2 rebounds, Jaqawn Raymond is averaging 7.0 points, and Marcus Tarrance is averaging 6.9 points. Middle Tennessee State is 11-3 at home and 7-7 in Conference USA.
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 16-9 this season and they have lost their last three games. WKU is averaging 72.8 points and they are shooting 43.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. T.J. Price leads the Hilltoppers averaging 17.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. George Fant is averaging 13.4 points and 8.6 rebounds, Chris Harrison-Docks is averaging 11.1 points, and Trency Jackson is averaging 10.2 points. Western Kentucky is 4-6 on the road and 9-4 in Conference USA.
Middle Tennessee State is 14-4-1 against the spread in their last 19 home games, 1-6-1 against the spread in their last eight games, and 3-8-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Western Kentucky is 4-11 against the spread in their last 15 road games, 12-5-1 against the spread following a loss, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four games. The underdog has covered the point spread in seven of the last 10 meetings of these two.
This looks like a tight line but with it moving up I am going to take the points.