Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders ATS Prediction 01/23/20

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The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (4-15, 0-6 CUSA) and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (13-5, 4-2 CUSA) square off at Murphy Athletic Center. The Blue Raiders look to put an end to their 10-game losing streak. The game gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders ATS Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last matchup. The Blue Raiders were beaten by the FIU Panthers, 83-69, while the Bulldogs lost a close one to the North Texas Mean Green, 51-50.

Louisiana Tech held North Texas to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.0 (below their season average of 32.5) while Middle Tennessee had a free throw rate of 0.310 (above their season average of 0.192). C.J. Jones had a good outing for Middle Tennessee, contributing 24 points. Meanwhile, Louisiana Tech was lifted by Amorie Archibald, who contributed 17 points.

The Bulldogs won the only game between these two teams last year, 73-56. Louisiana Tech’s 0.250 free throw rate was their biggest advantage over Middle Tennessee, who had a rate of 0.071. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Middle Tennessee might have trouble putting up points as they battle against one of the nation’s best defenses. Louisiana Tech currently ranks 14th in defensive efficiency while the Blue Raiders rank 246th in offensive efficiency.

Louisiana Tech vs. Middle Tennessee Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Louisiana Tech, ATS Winner – Louisiana Tech, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Louisiana Tech ranks 75th in rebounds per game (38.2) while Middle Tennessee ranks 222nd in rebounds allowed per game (37.4).
  • The Bulldogs rank 40th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Blue Raiders rank 80th (3.2).
  • Louisiana Tech averages 24.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 79th in the country. Middle Tennessee ranks 116th in three pointers allowed per game (21.1).
  • The Bulldogs average 14.7 assists per game, which ranks 61st in the country. The Blue Raiders rank 208th in assists allowed per game (14.7).
  • Louisiana Tech ranks 14th in steals allowed per game (4.8) while Middle Tennessee ranks 149th (7.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Blue Raiders’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 8.6, up from 5.0 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 67.4 points per game (7.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 61.4 points per game (0.7 above their season average).