The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (2-2) travel to face off against the UIC Flames (2-1) on Friday, November 24th. This game will be played at Baha Mar Convention Center in Nassau and televised on FloH. UIC is coming off a win in their previous game, while Middle Tennessee is looking to get back on track from a loss to the UAB. Tip-off is set for 4:30 ET.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs UIC Flames
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Middle Tennessee heads into their 5th game of the season with a 2-2 record. In each of their first four games, the Blue Raiders were favored. Against the spread, Middle Tennessee has a current record of 2-2. Leading up to their first away game of the season, Middle Tennessee went 3-12 vs. the spread in road games last season.
Middle Tennessee’s games have, on average, featured 126.2 points per game leading to an over/under record of 0-4-0. Their average over/under line is currently 138.6 points so far. The Blue Raiders have an over/under record of 0-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 69 points per game.
The UIC Flames Are Coming Off A Win
UIC has played three games and currently holds a 2-1 record. In their previous three games as the underdog, UIC has a 1-2 record. Against the spread, UIC has a current record of 2-1 this season. Taking into account their previous ten games, including those from last season, UIC stands at 5-3-1 ATS.
Through three games, UIC has an over/under record of 1-2-0 with their games averaging a combined 141 points per game so far. The Flames have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 76 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.
Middle Tennessee Offense Breakdown
The Middle Tennessee offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 57 points versus UAB. During the game, they attempted 21 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 39%. Offensively, the Blue Raiders have a season long field goal percentage of 41%, which is 323rd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 351st in percentage and 295th in three-pointers made.
|Elias King (G)
|Jestin Porter (G)
|Jacob Johnson (G)
UIC Offense Breakdown
In their latest game, UIC offense put up 72 points against Loyola Chicago. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 43.6% and made 10 threes. Isaiah Rivera is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 17.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Toby Okani brings a PPG average of 15.8 into the game.
|Isaiah Rivera (G)
|Toby Okani (G)
|Ethan Pickett (G)
Middle Tennessee Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Middle Tennessee defense is giving up an average of 61.0 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Middle Tennessee’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 25.2% this season.
UIC Team Defense
Currently, the Flames’ defense holds the 47th rank in the nation, allowing 63.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UIC’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 28.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 16.9% this season.
Blue Raiders vs Flames Trends
- In their last three games away from home, the Blue Raiders have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 60 points per game in this stretch.
- UIC has a 2-3 record in their last five home games. In this stretch, they averaged 68 points per game while allowing 76. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
- In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Flames have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 2-1.
- Through their last five games as the favorite, the Blue Raiders have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +2.5, the Flames is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 130.5, and our model predicts the Blue Raiders and Flames to score a combined 142 points. We recommend betting on the over.
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