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Middle Tennessee State vs. Old Dominion - 2/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Old Dominion at Middle Tennessee State
Date & Time Saturday February 9, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Murphy Center
Murphreesboro, Tennessee
The Line
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -8 O/U: 131.5
TV Channel
STREAM
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The Old Dominion Monarchs and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will match up on the college basketball circuit Saturday.

The Monarchs come in here with a 19-6 record overall. Following a loss to UTSA, Old Dominion has won their last three outings versus North Texas, Rice and UAB in succession.

In the win over the Blazers, Old Dominion’s BJ Stith and Ahmad Caver each logged 21 points, and had four assists with seven rebounds between them. Dajour Dickens added 12 points and nine boards for the Monarchs in that one.

Over on the Middle Tennessee side, they’re 8-16 this season. The Raiders have won their last three games, taking out UAB twice in a home-and-home and Charlotte in their last outing.

In the win over the Niners, MTSU’s lead scorer was Antonio Green on 21 points, four assists and two boards. Donovan Sims added 16 points and five assists there, while Karl Gamble put up 12 points and five rebounds.

The Monarchs are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 overall. Old Dominion is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 versus CUSA and 1-5 ATS in their last six road games.

Meanwhile, the Raiders are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games and 5-2 ATS in the last seven overall. MTSU is 5-2 ATS in the last seven versus CUSA and 2-7 ATS in their last nine Saturday games.

ODU should be sitting on a lengthy win streak right now, had that UTSA game gone a little differently in the second half. Still, the Monarchs are on a nice run right now and have put up at least 70 in each of their last four.

As for MTSU, they put up a dud against North Texas but have been playing well since then, with at least 71 in each of their last three. I’m going to take the Raiders to eke out a cover in what should be a fun matchup.

Pick:
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +8

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