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Where: Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, TN
When: Thursday, February 7, 7:30 PM. ET.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will be going for their third consecutive win when they take on the Charlotte 49ers on Thursday night.
49ers Trying To Snap Five-Game Losing Streak
The 49ers haven’t played well this season, losing 17 of their first 22 games. They find themselves in the middle of their worst slump of the season, losing their last five games and 12 of their last 14 games. They will be trying to snap their losing streak against the Blue Raiders on Thursday.
After scoring 53 points in the 49ers last two games, @YgTres_ is getting closer to 2,000 career points. He would be one of 5 @Charlotte49ers players that have reached that plateau. pic.twitter.com/P6bnXwqijs
— Charlotte Men’s Basketball (@CharlotteMBB) February 4, 2019
Charlotte has struggled offensively this season, averaging 59.6 points per game. The team is shooting 41 percent from the field and 30 percent from three-point range.
Jon Davis leads the way for the 49ers with 21.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. Malik Martin is averaging 8.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game, while Milos Supica is averaging 8.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.
The 49ers have played well defensively, holding opponents to 67.9 points per game. They gave up 73 points in their last game, but with their offense struggling, they will need to do a better job on the defensive end to give themselves a chance to win this game.
Blue Raiders Going For Fifth Win In Seven Games
The Blue Raiders have also struggled this season, but they have played well over the last two weeks, winning four of their last six games. They will be going for their third win in a row and fifth win in their last seven games when they face the 49ers.
🚨 ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨
21.0 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 5.0 APG, 1.5 SPG, 66.7 FG%, 58.3 3FG%, 84.6 FT%
Oh, and the game-winning points in both games 😎 pic.twitter.com/rWlkLhkXuC
— MT Basketball (@MT_MBB) February 4, 2019
Middle Tennessee hasn’t played well offensively this season, averaging 66.9 points per game. The team is shooting 42 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range.
Antonio Green leads the way for the Blue Raiders with 18 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Reggie Scurry is averaging 11.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, while Donovan Sims is averaging 10.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.
The Blue Raiders have also struggled on defense and are giving up 75.3 points per game. They gave up 78 points in their last game and will need a better performance to get the win on Thursday.
Middle Tennessee is:
- 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.
- 6-16 ATS in their last 22 games overall.
- 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. Conference USA.
- 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Blue Raiders have struggled against the spread, losing 16 of their last 22 games and five of their last six games against teams with losing records. The 49ers have played well against the spread, winning five of their last eight games following an ATS loss and seven of their last 10 overall.
Prediction: Charlotte 49ers
Full-Game Total Pick
The 49ers have played under the total in their last four road games and in seven of their last nine games. The Blue Raiders have played under the total in four of their last five games against teams with losing records and in 15 of their last 22 games following an ATS win.
Half-Time Side Pick
The Blue Raiders will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the 49ers in the first half of their last three games, averaging 28 points per game while the 49ers average 26.3 points per game.
Prediction: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Half-Time Total Bet
The Blue Raiders and 49ers are averaging 54.3 points per game in the first half of their last three games and they will play under the total in this game if they continue to score at their current pace.