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Villanova Wildcats vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 11/21/2019 Game Analysis, Picks and Spread

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Villanova Wildcats vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 11-21-2019 Game Analysis Picks and Spread

Villanova Wildcats vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 11/21/2019 – Villanova had an up-and-down start of the season as they look to gain momentum to prove that they are one of the toughest teams in the tournament right now. Meanwhile, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders showed that they are beatable after tasting their first loss of the season. This game is going to be played at the HTC Center in Conway, South Carolina this Thursday, November 21 at 11:30 am Eastern Time. Basketball fans can catch the game at ESPNU and live streaming is available at SofaScore. NCAAB Point Spread Picks have Middle Tennessee as the heavy favorites to win this game.

Villanova Wildcats vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 11/21/2019

When: Thursday, November 21, 11:30 AM ET
Where: HTC Center, Conway, South Carolina
TV: ESPN2
Stream: SofaScore

Villanova Wildcats vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 11/21/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Villanova -16.5 (-110) 137 o (-110) -2335
Middle Tennessee +16.5 (-110) 137 u (-110) +1565
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Villanova Wildcats

The Villanova Wildcats are boasting great talent in their roster today in Saddiq Bey and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl — both players fighting to get their stock up in next year’s NBA draft. They had a grim reminder that teams have marked them and the loss against Ohio State Buckeyes is proof that they can be beaten. In that loss, Robinson-Earl only had 8 points in 3-of-11 shooting while Saddiq Bey only scored 2 points and missed seven shots. Coming in as the underdogs against the Blue Raiders, Bey and Robinson-Earl needs to bring their best game in order to make this game closer than it seems.

Players to Watch:  S. Bey (14.3 PPG, 5 RPG, 1.3 APG), J. Robinson-Earl (14.3 PPG, 5 RPG, 1.3 APG), C. Swider (11.8 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 1.3 APG).

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

The Blue Raiders are glad to host this game against the Wildcats after suffering their first loss at the hands of Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. In that match, Antonio Green had a decent night with 18 points and seven rebounds but CJ Jones was the leader with 21 points. They need other players to step up and that means the rest of the starters Tyrese Jackson, Jayce Johnson and Donovan Sims. Green and Jones will be lethal and should be a big load for the Wildcats but with other players improving their numbers would ensure the victory of the Blue Raiders.

Players to Watch:  A. Green (23.5 PPG, 4 RPG,3.8 APG, 2.3 SPG), CJ Jones (20 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 1 APG, 2 SPG, 1.5 BPG), J. Johnson (11.3 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 2.8 APG, 1 SPG).

Villanova Wildcats vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Betting Predictions

Trends

Villanova Wildcats

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Villanova’s last 9 games.
Wildcats are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
Villanova is 17-3 SU in their last 20 games played in November.
Villanova is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games played on a Thursday.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

Raiders are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Middle Tennessee’s last 6 games.
Middle Tennessee is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
Raiders are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Big East conference.
Middle Tennessee is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games played in November.

Villanova Wildcats vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Betting Picks

The Blue Raiders are the heavy favorites in this match according to NCAA Odds To Win Championship. The Wildcats look top-heavy with Robinson-Earl and Bey but the Blue Raiders have more depth coming in this game. It would take two more players from the Wildcats to step up and match up with the talent of the Blue Raiders but the odds of that happening is unlikely.

Moneyline: Putting your money on the Blue Raiders seemed to be the safer bet here as they have the moneyline of +1565. Wildcats are at -2335.

ATS: It is widespread between the teams with 16.5 with the Wildcats on the losing end of the odds. But having Bey and Robinson-Earl in the team will help close in on that gap.

TOTALS: A total of 137 is expected for both teams to reach with the Villanova Wildcats predicted to go over.

Score Prediction: 73-65 Blue Raiders.