Villanova Wildcats Vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders College Basketball Betting Picks

Villanova Faces Middle Tennessee in Thursday College Basketball Betting

November 20th, 2019 NCAA Basketball, Sports Betting

At the beginning of the season, Villanova was touted as a top tier contender for the Final Four. Head coach Jay Wright has made the Wildcats a perennial College Basketball betting power. But a blowout loss last week at Ohio State has raised alarm among fans and gamblers. On Thursday Nova has a tricky game against a Middle Tennessee State team that could be under the radar value. Last year the Blue Raiders were one of the worst teams in the country in Nick McDevitt’s first year as head coach. This year has been a more promising look.

Villanova Wildcats vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

Date and Time:Thursday, November 21, 2019, 11:30 a.m. ET
Location:HTC Center, Conway, South Carolina
Villanova vs. Middle Tennessee TV Coverage:ESPN2
Villanova vs. Middle Tennessee College Basketball Betting Online Odds at SBG:Click Here

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Villanova Wildcats Vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Overview

Middle Tennessee has sports betting record of 3-0 straight up, 1-0 against the spread, and 0-0-1 on totals. Last time out for the Blue Raiders was a 96-82 home win over Marshall. Antonio Green has broken out to be one of the most impressive guards in the country. To show he pumped in 31 points against the Thundering Herd.

By contrast, Villanova is 2-1 straight up, 2-1 vs. the odds and 2-1 over the total. Following a 76-51 loss at Ohio State was a 78-54 payout over the Ohio Bobcats. Of great concern is an offense ranked only 151st for scoring on the season. Usually, Jay Wright coached teams are much more productive in the scoring department. Namely, Saddiq Bey netted 19 points in the win against Ohio.

Key Wildcats: F Saddiq Bey (14.3 PTS, 5.0 REB, 1.3 AST, 53.1% FG, 50% FT, 50% 3P), F Jeremiah Robinson Earl (14.3 PTS, 10 REB, 2.0 AST, 43.8% FG, 91.7% FT, 36.4% 3P), F Cole Swider (11.7 PTS, 3.7 REB, 1.3 AST, 50% FG, 100% FT, 50% 3P)

Key Blue Raiders: G Antonio Green (25.3 PTS, 3.0 REB, 4.0 AST, 3.0 STL, 54.5% FG, 88.2% FT, 48.1% 3P), CJ Jones (19.7 PTS, 3.7 REB, 52.4% FG, 100% FT, 50% 3P), G Jayce Johnson (11.7 PTS, 6.3 REB, 2.3 AST, 46.7% FG, 70% FT), F Jo’Vontae Millner (10 PTS, 7.5 REB, 50% FG, 33.3% FT, 25.0% 3P)

Villanova and Middle Tennessee Against the Spread

The Wildcats are:

  • 7-11 against the spread in their last 18 away games
  • 8-5 over the total when playing on the road
  • In their only game vs. Middle Tennessee the Wildcats are 1-0 with the odds
  • 5-6 vs. the line in their last 11 games as a chalk
  • 5-1 over the total as a favorite

The Blue Raiders are:

  • 6-3 against the spread in their last nine away games
  • 3-6 under the total on the road
  • Against Villanova, the Blue Raiders are 1-0 over the total
  • 7-2 with the odds as a dog
  • 1-6 under the total when getting points

Villanova Wildcats Vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders College Basketball Betting Picks

In this situation, sloppy Villanova is going to command the full name brand College Basketball betting overlay price. Middle Tennessee has looked good in the early going.

Villanova vs. Middle Tennessee College Basketball Betting Pick: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Villanova vs. Middle Tennessee College Basketball Betting Score Prediction: Middle Tennessee 78, Villanova 72

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