Middle Tennessee vs. South Alabama - 12/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Alabama Jaguars (3-4) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (4-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Murphy Center)
The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders and the South Alabama Jaguars face off on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 4-2 this season and they are coming off of a loss to VCU that ended a four game winning streak. MTSU is averaging 66.2 points and they are shooting 43.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67 points and their opponents are shooting 40.4 percent. Giddy Potts leads the Blue Raiders averaging 13.8 points and 5.3 rebounds. Reggie Upshaw is averaging 12.3 points and 7.7 rebounds, Darnell Harris is averaging 10.5 points, and Perrin Buford id averaging 9.2 points. Middle Tennessee State shoots 35.8 percent from beyond the tree-point arc.
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The South Alabama Jaguars are 3-4 this season but they have won two of their last three games. South Alabama is averaging 71 points per game and they are shooting 40.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 80.2 points and their opponents are shooting 50.5 percent. Ken Williams leads the Jaguars averaging 15.1 points per game. Georgi Boyanov is averaging 10.3 points and 7.0 rebounds, Taishon Johnson is averaging 10.2 points, and Nick Stover is averaging 9.4 points. South Alabama seems to be a team still looking for some answers.
Middle Tennessee State is 16-7-1 against the spread in their last 24 home games, 2-6 against the spread I their last eight games, and 4-9 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. South Alabama is 3-11 against the spread against Conference USA, 31-63-3 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 0-5 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points. The home team has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
MTSU is just the better team here and at home I see them getting the best of this one.