Chattanooga Mocs (7-3) vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (7-3)
December 15, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -5.5 / Chattanooga Mocs +5.5; Over/Under: +140.5
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The Chattanooga Mocs and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Murphy Center. The Chattanooga Mocs look for their eighth win. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders look for their eighth win.
The Chattanooga Mocs are averaging 82 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Jake Stephens is averaging 21.4 points and 9.5 rebounds, while Jamal Johnson is averaging 10.7 points and 1 assist. Demetrius Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Dalvin White is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Chattanooga Mocs are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Chattanooga Mocs are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are averaging 70.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 62.9 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Deandre Dishman is averaging 12.2 points and 5.8 rebounds, while Eli Lawerence is averaging 10 points and 3.7 rebounds. Elias King is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Jestin Porter is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are shooting 29.4 percent from beyond the arc and 63.3 percent from the free throw line. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game.
The Mocs are 36-17-1 ATS in their last 54 road games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Blue Raiders are 19-5-2 ATS in their last 26 home games and 35-16-3 ATS in their last 54 games overall. The over is 14-5 in Mocs last 19 road games. The over is 4-0 in Blue Raiders last 4 overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
You could argue the Chattanooga Mocs have been the better team this season, but they still have to prove themselves on the road. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders play their best at home, where they win by an average of 28.3 points, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 10 points. The line is reasonable. Give the Blue Raiders.