The Butler Bulldogs (3-1) take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-2) in the Battle 4 Atlantis at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort. Action gets underway at 9:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 22, 2018.
Butler Bulldogs vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Betting Odds
Both teams fell in their last game. The Blue Raiders got blown out by the fourth-ranked Virginia Cavaliers, 74-52, while the Bulldogs lost to the Dayton Flyers, 69-64.
Butler forced Dayton into a turnover percentage of 22.2 (above their season average of 12.6) while Middle Tennessee forced Virginia into a turnover percentage of 16.7 (above their season average of 10.1). Middle Tennessee was lifted by Antonio Green, who put up 11 points. Sean McDermott, meanwhile was a key piece for Butler with 18 points and six rebounds.
The sweet-shooting offense of Middle Tennessee will battle against the mid-tier defense of Butler. Dating back to last season, the Blue Raiders offense ranks 89th in effective field goal percentage (0.532), while the Butler defense ranks 266th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.520). The Blue Raiders figure to have the edge on that side of the ball. ,
Butler Bulldogs vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders ATS Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – Middle Tennessee, O/U – Under