Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Toledo Rockets ATS Prediction


A six-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the Toledo Rockets (9-1) when they meet the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-7) at Savage Arena. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at Toledo Rockets Betting Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Rockets won a close one over the Oakland Golden Grizzlies 87-86, while the Blue Raiders won big over the Lees-McRae Bobcats 91-69.

Middle Tennessee dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.339 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.602. For those same stats, Lees-McRae had marks of 0.135 and 0.399, respectively. Toledo, on the other hand, made good use of their 25 trips to the free throw line, making 21 of them (84.0 percent). Oakland was just 13-23 (56.5 percent). Toledo was lifted by Jaelan Sanford, who recorded 30 points. Meanwhile, Reggie Scurry led the way for Middle Tennessee, recording 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Nate Navigato has really been playing well as of late for Toledo, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

The productive offense of Toledo will battle against the mid-tier defense of Middle Tennessee. The Rockets currently rank 26th in offensive efficiency, while the Blue Raiders are 127th in defensive efficiency. The Rockets should have the edge on that side of the ball.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Toledo Rockets Free Pick

Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Toledo, ATS Winner – Middle Tennessee, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Toledo ranks 34th in three pointers attempted per game (26.7) while Middle Tennessee ranks 248th (15.8).
  • The Rockets rank ninth in assists per game (17.9) while the Blue Raiders rank 158th (9.6).
  • Toledo ranks 24th in rebounds per game (40.6) while Middle Tennessee ranks 128th (38.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Rockets have scored an average of 85.4 points per game (2.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 70.8 points per game (3.7 above their season average).
  • The Blue Raiders have outscored opponents by an average of 3.2 points in their last five games. For the season, Middle Tennessee has been defeated by an average of 8.8 points.