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FIU vs. Middle Tennessee - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (20-9) at Florida International Golden Panthers (13-17)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm (FIU Arena)

The Line: Florida International Golden Panthers +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The FIU Golden Panthers and the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders face off on Saturday in Conference USA college basketball action.

The FIU Golden Panthers are 13-17 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. FIU is averaging 71.6 points per game and they are shooting 47.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.6 points and their opponents are shooting 41.5 percent. Donte McGill leads the Golden Panthers averaging 16 points per game. Daviyon Draper is averaging 15.9 points and 7.2 rebounds, Adrian Diaz is averaging 15.5 points and 7.8 rebounds, and Elmo Stephen is averaging 7.3 points. FIU is 7-8 at home and 7-10 in conference USA.

FIU vs. Middle Tennessee - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 20-9 this season and they have won their last two games. MTSU is averaging 72.1 points per game and they are shooting 44.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.6 points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Giddy Potts leads the Blue Raiders averaging 15 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Reggie Upshaw is averaging 13.2 points and 8.6 rebounds, Darnell Harris is averaging 12.1 points, and Perrin Buford is averaging 11.6 points and 5.9 rebounds. Middle Tennessee State is 7-6 on the road and 12-5 in Conference USA.

FIU is 5-1-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 4-1 against the spread following a double-digit home loss, and 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six home games. Middle Tennessee State is 19-40 against the spread in their last 59 road games, 1-5 against the spread following a win, and 7-3 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two teams.

The total is set at 135.5 and I don’t see that being an issue as this one goes over. 

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Over 135

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