WKU vs Middle Tennessee Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/9/23
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (15-9) vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (13-11)
February 9, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -1.5 / Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +1.5; Over/Under: +140
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The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the E. A. Diddle Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Betting Preview
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are averaging 71 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 66.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Eli Lawerence is averaging 12.1 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Deandre Dishman is averaging 11.3 points and 5.5 rebounds. Camryn Weston is the third double-digit scorer and Teafale Lenard Jr. is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Preview
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are averaging 73.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Dayvion McKnight is averaging 16.5 points and 5.1 rebounds, while Emmanuel Akot is averaging 10.7 points and 3.4 rebounds. Jairus Hamilton is the third double-digit scorer and Luke Frampton is dishing 1.7 assists. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game.
Middle Tennessee vs WKU Trends
The Blue Raiders are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Hilltoppers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Blue Raiders last 4 overall. The over is 5-1 in Hilltoppers last 6 overall. The road team is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are playing the better ball right now, but they don’t play defense on the road, where they’re also 3-7 ATS. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers win at home by an average of 10.2 points, and they’re kind of due for a breakout performance to get out of their inconsistent ways. Only laying a bucket. Give me WKU.