Middle Tennessee vs. Louisville NIT Pick

NIT Predictions: Middle Tennessee a Live Dog vs. Louisville? 3/18/18

Are the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders a good underdog bet to cover the point spread Sunday night in the NIT? They'll take on Louisville at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Game Snapshot

(733) Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at (734) Louisville Cardinals

Sunday, March 18, 2018

TV: N/A, 6:30 p.m. ET

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Cardinals are 5-point favorites to knock off the Blue Raiders this afternoon while the over/under currently sits at 142 points.

LINE MOVEMENT

Louisville opened as a 5-point home favorite to beat Middle Tennessee State and the line has not changed. The total, meanwhile, sits at 142 after hitting the board at 141.5.

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PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION

As of Sunday morning, 51% of the betting tickets that were wagered at online sportsbooks were on the Blue Raiders to cover the spread. Meanwhile, 59% of the betting tickets wagered online are on the over.

KEY INJURIES

There are no players listed on Middle Tennessee State's injury report but Jordan Nwora (thing) is questionable for Louisville and Brian Bowen II (suspension) was ruled out for the year back in November.

BETTING STRATEGY

Take the points in this one. The Blue Raiders have covered the spread in five of their last seven games, are 4-1 against the number in their last five road games, and are 13-6 at the betting window in their last 19 non-conference matchups. On the other side, the Cardinals are just 1-4 against the number in their last five games played on Sunday and are winless at 0-5 against the spread in their last five games against Conference USA opponents.

 

NIT COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE BLUE RAIDERS +5

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