Middle Tennessee vs. Evansville - 11/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Evansville Purple Aces (2-2) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (4-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 6:30 pm (Nashville Municipal Auditorium)
The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -4 -- Over/Under: 131 See the Latest Odds
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders and the Evansville Purple Aces face off on Sunday in Nashville in college basketball action.
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 5-1 this season and ae riding a 3-game winning streak. MTSU is averaging 74.5 points per game and they are shooting 50.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72 points per game and their opponents are shooting 42.2 percent. JaCorey Williams leads the Blue Raiders averaging 19 points per game. Reggie Upshaw is averaging 15.4 points and 7.2 rebounds for MTSU, Giddy Potts is averaging 12.8 points and 6.4 rebounds, and Edward Simpson is averaging 5.8 points. Middle Tennessee State looks to be tough once again with many of the same players on the roster who beat Michigan State last year in the NCAA Tournament.
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The Evansville Purple Aces are 2-3 this season and they are coming off of a loss to UNCW. Evansville is averaging 69.2 points per game and they are shooting 44.7 percent from the floor and 34.1 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 69 points and their opponents are shooting 43.2 percent. Jaylon Brown leads the Purple Aces averaging 25.5 points per game. Ryan Taylor is averaging 11.8 points, Sergej Vucetic is averaging 7.8 points, and Christian Benzon is averaging 5.8 points. Evansville is having trouble on the defensive end of the court and they are up against it in this spot.
Middle Tennessee State is 5-0 against the spread against the MVC, 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 non-conference games, and 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 neutral site games. Evansville is 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 games and 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
MTSU didn't look their best on Saturday but I am looking for a strong performance here and I look for them to cover the spread.