Middle Tennessee



Rice -7.5 Point Spread

Under 154.5 Game Totals

Against The Spread Pick

Middle Tennessee is a shadow of its former teams. I like Rice in this matchup. The Owls are less experienced, but are the more talented squad and playing at home makes a big difference in a game like this. Neither side will probably make the big dance but there is still plenty to play for. Rice shoots the ball better from the field and pair it with a slightly better defense. Those two factors should be enough to win this game. I think this will be a close one, but Rice is better. I will take Rice to cover the points in this one.

Over Under Pick

These teams feature defenses that are underwhelming with offenses that are capable of overpowering the opponent’s weak backcourt play. I expect this game to be high scoring. Both sides play at above average tempo and there will be enough chances for them to put up high totals. Both sides rely heavily on their ability to shoot from behind the arc and both teams are at or above average in three-point percentage. However, this line is set so high that I can’t justify an over play. Take the under.