Middle Tennessee vs. Charleston Southern - 11/16/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charleston Southern Buccaneers (2-1) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (2-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Murphy Center)
The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charleston Southern Buccaneers and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders meet Friday in college basketball action at the Murphy Athletic Center.
The Charleston Southern Buccaneers look for a big road victory to build on their 2-1 record. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers are averaging 67.5 points on 38.5 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 49.5 percent shooting. Christian Keeling is averaging 19.3 points and 3.3 assists while Jamir Moore is averaging 11 points and two rebounds. Dontrell Shuler is the third double-digit scorer and Duncan LeXander is grabbing six rebounds. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers are shooting 23.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers are allowing 27 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers have split their last eight road games.
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The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders look for a third home victory to build on their 2-1 record. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are averaging 73 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 92 points on 53.8 percent shooting. Antonio Green is averaging 22.3 points and two assists while Reggie Scurry is averaging 14 points and 9.7 rebounds. Karl Gamble is the third double-digit scorer and Donovan Sims is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are shooting 27.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Buccaneers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Blue Raiders are 21-8 ATS in their last 29 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Buccaneers last 5 overall and the over is 4-0 in Blue Raiders last 4 overall.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have been really solid at home both SU and ATS dating back to last season, and it's to the point fading them doesn't make much sense when you look at the trends. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers have shown scoring issues early on this season and aren't shooting well from anywhere on the court. I look for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders to stay hot on their home court and get a comfortable victory.