Western Kentucky vs. Middle Tennessee - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (14-6) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (11-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm (EA Diddle Arena)
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers square off Saturday at the E. A. Diddle Arena.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are averaging 71.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Giddy Potts is averaging 15.9 points and 5.8 rebounds while Reggie Upshaw is averaging 13.1 points and two assists. Darnell Harris is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Quavius Copeland is dishing 2.1 assists. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 61.1 percent from the free throw line. The Blue Raiders are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have lost 12 of their last 17 road games.
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are averaging 74.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 77.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Justin Johnson is averaging 16.6 points and 7.7 rebounds while Aaron Cosby is averaging 11.4 points and two assists. Fredrick Edmond is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Chris McNeal is dishing 4.2 assists. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Hilltoppers are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have won 11 of their last 12 home games.
The Blue Raiders are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and Blue Raiders are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The Hilltoppers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Blue Raiders are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Western Kentucky.
Western kentucky is a deep offensive team that I'm not sure the Blue Raiders can keep up with, especially with the Hilltoppers at home. Look for WKU to get a rare win over the Blue Raiders.