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Murray State vs. Middle Tennessee - 11/13/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1-0) at Murray State Racers (1-0)

College Basketball: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm (CFSB Center)

The Line: Murray State Racers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders clash with the Murray State Racers in Monday college basketball. 

The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are aiming for back to back wins to begin the year when the Murray State Racers take the floor. Middle Tennessee State comes off of a 104-52 thrashing of subdivision Trevecca Nazarene to kick off 2017-18. This game went as planned for the Blue Raiders who opened up a 23 point lead at the break and never let up until the final horn sounded. 

Murray State vs. Middle Tennessee - 11/13/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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MTSU held the Trojans to 34.1% shooting  with 22 forced turnovers and 15 more rebounds which added up to 27 more looks at the basket. MTSU connected at almost 53% with four players scoring in double figures. Nick King paced the Blue Raiders with 17 points and six pulls on 6-9 while Antwain Johnson tossing in 16 points on 6-8 from the floor. Giddy Potts gave MTSU 15 points and five yanks followed by Karl Gamble with ten points and five yanks on 4-5.    

The Murray State Racers have their sights set on a perfect 2-0 start to the season when the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders stop by on Monday. Murray State opened the year as predicted with a 118-61 rout of the Brescia Bearcats. The Racers were up 30 points at the intermission and kept their foot on the gas over the final 20 minutes. The Trojans were limited to 32% accuracy and outrebounded 44-24 which negated eleven more shot attempts. 

Murray State seldom missed at a white hot 69% from the floor including a 13-23 performance on threes. Byron Hawkins pumped in a game high 28 points on 10-13 from the field with five bombs followed by a 17 point, eight rebound effort from Jalen Dupree. Jonathan Stark and Terrell Miller Jr. each scored 13 points with Miller hauling in ten rebounds.

Under is 9-2 in MTSU last 11 Monday games and under is 10-3 in MTSU last 13 non-conference games and MTSU are 22-8 ATS in their last 30 games overall. Murray are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 Monday games and over is 7-3 in Murray State- last 10 non-conference games.

Middle Tennessee State could win the CUSA and Murray State has the horses to challenge for the Ohio Valley Crown. I give a slight edge to the Blue Raiders but I’ll take the points for now…

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