|March Madness First Four Odds: Middle Tennessee State vs. St. Mary’s|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:00|
Middle Tennessee vs. St. Mary's Odds
This game will be played from University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio and the winner advances to face sixth-seeded Memphis as part of the Midwest Region (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, St. Mary’s is the favorite in this game, as the Gaels have odds of -3 points against Middle Tennessee State. The over/under total for this contest has been set at 132 points. Opening odds had St. Mary’s favored by 2.5 points. The spread hit a peak of 3.5 points and a low of 2 before closing at St. Mary’s -3.
St. Mary’s is an at-large bid out of the West Coast Conference. The Gaels went 27-6 during the regular season and 14-2 in conference play, coming up shy against Gonzaga in the regular season and the conference tournament. St. Mary’s was just 2-3 on a neutral floor this season and went 15-14-1 against the spread. Saint Mary’s was just 1-3 against team in the top 50 RPI rankings.
Middle Tennessee State is an at-large big in the Sun Belt Conference. The Blue Raiders went 28-5 on the season and 19-1 in conference play, winning the regular season title. Middle Tennessee lost to Florida International in the conference tournament. The Blue Raiders went 2-2 on a neutral floor this season and were 14-14-1 against the spread. Middle Tennessee went 1-3 against teams in the top 50 of the RPI rankings.
2013 March Madness First Four Odds – Middle Tennessee State vs. St. Mary’s
541 Middle Tennessee State +3 Over 132
542 St. Mary’s -3 Under 132