The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-3) will be in the Battle 4 Atlantis at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort when they take on the Stanford Cardinal (2-3). Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, November 23, 2018.
Stanford Cardinal vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders ATS Odds
Both teams lost big in their last outing. The Blue Raiders fell to the Butler Bulldogs, 84-53, while the Cardinal were defeated by the Florida Gators, 72-49.
Stanford did a terrific job of converting from the free throw line (9-12; 75.0 percent) while Middle Tennessee had a free throw rate of 0.283 (above their season average of 0.249). Middle Tennessee was led by James Hawthorne, who finished with 11 points. Meanwhile, Cormac Ryan led the way for Stanford, contributing 12 points.
Middle Tennessee may have difficulty getting to the charity stripe in this contest. The Blue Raiders rank 207th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.231, while Stanford ranks 58th in FTA rate allowed (0.200) since the 2017-18 season.
Stanford Cardinal vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Pick
Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Middle Tennessee, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2017-Present):
- Middle Tennessee ranks 54th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Stanford ranks 262nd (4.4).
- The Blue Raiders rank 275th in three pointers attempted per game (19.2) while the Cardinal rank 301st (18.1).
- The Blue Raiders rank 21st in rebounds allowed per game (31.3) while the Cardinal rank 113th (33.9).
- Middle Tennessee ranks 148th in steals per game (6.3) while Stanford ranks 237th in steals allowed per game (6.8).