Florida International Panthers vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders January 8, 2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

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C-USA opponents meet when the Florida International Panthers (7-3) visit the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (2-4) at Murphy Athletic Center, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Friday, January 8, 2021. The Blue Raiders are 1-point underdogs in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The over/under is 147 in the matchup.

Betting Information

Florida International vs Middle Tennessee Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Florida International -1 -109 -112 147 -109 -112 -115 -106

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Florida International vs Middle Tennessee
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Florida International (-1) Under (147) Florida International 73 Middle Tennessee 69

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Total Facts

  • The Panthers and their opponents have combined to score more than 147 points in 70% of their outings this season (seven of 10 opportunities).
  • Middle Tennessee and its opponents have combined to score more than 147 points in one of six outings (16.7%) this season.
  • The Panthers and the Blue Raiders combine to average 1.5 more points per game than the total of 147 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 136.6 points per game, 10.4 less than the point total in this game.
  • The average point total in Panthers games this season is 11.1 more points than the total of 147 in this matchup.
  • The average over/under for Blue Raiders games this year is 20 fewer points than the point total of 147 in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 85.7 points per game the Panthers put up are 21.5 more points than the Blue Raiders give up (64.2).
  • Florida International is 7-3 overall and 3-0 against the spread when scoring more than 64.2 points.
  • Middle Tennessee has a 0-0 record against the spread and a 0-0 record overall when giving up more than 85.7 points.
  • The Blue Raiders’ 62.8 points per game are 9.6 fewer points than the 72.4 the Panthers give up.
  • When it scores more than 72.4 points, Middle Tennessee is 1-0 against the spread and 2-0 overall.
  • Florida International’s record is 3-3 against the spread and 6-3 overall when it allows more than 62.8 points.
  • The Panthers have totaled 133 more points than their opponents this season (13.3 per game on average), while the Blue Raiders have been out-scored by eight total points (1.4 per game average differential).

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Florida International Betting Information

  • Florida International been consistently inconsistent against the spread this season, posting a 3-3 record.
  • The Panthers have covered half the time, going 2-2 against the spread when favored by at least 1 points.
  • The Panthers and their opponents have gone over the total in 4 of 6 games (66.7%) this season.

Middle Tennessee Betting Information

  • Middle Tennessee has a losing record against the spread, going 1-4 ATS (covering just 20% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 1-point underdogs, the Blue Raiders have a record ATS of 0-2.
  • In the majority of Blue Raiders games this season, the teams have not hit the over (2 out of 5 games, 40%).

Head to Head

Florida International vs Middle Tennessee (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/18/2020 Florida International -8.5 154 -435 +316 Regular Season 83-69 FIU
1/3/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 83-76 FIU

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Florida International Leaders

  • The Panthers leader in points and assists is Antonio Daye, who scores 17.9 points per game to go with 5.8 assists.
  • Dimon Carrigan is the Panthers best rebounder, grabbing an average of 7.3 boards in each contest while scoring 7.6 points per game.
  • Eric Lovett makes more threes per game than any other member of the Panthers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 3.3 per contest.
  • Daye is the Panthers leader in steals, averaging 2.7 steals per game, while Carrigan leads them in blocks with 2.9 per contest.

Middle Tennessee Leaders

  • Dontrell Shuler’s points (11.7 per game) and assists (2.8 per game) stat lines give him the top rebounding and assists spots on the Blue Raiders’ leaderboards.
  • Middle Tennessee’s Jo’Vontae Millner stats (6.0 rebounds per game, 8.6 points per game, 0.8 assists per game) earned him the top spot on the team rebound leaderboard.
  • Jordan Davis hits more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Blue Raiders, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a rate of 1.7 per outing.
  • Middle Tennessee’s leader in steals is Davis (2.2 per game), and its leader in blocks is Millner (0.8 per game).
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