Who's Playing

Charlotte @ Middle Tenn.

Current Records: Charlotte 13-10; Middle Tenn. 16-7

What to Know

The Middle Tenn. Blue Raiders are 8-1 against the Charlotte 49ers since January of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Sunday. Middle Tenn.'s homestand continues as they prepare to take on Charlotte at 3 p.m. ET Feb. 13 at Murphy Athletic Center. The Blue Raiders won both of their matches against the 49ers last season (66-65 and 73-60) and are aiming for the same result this time around.

Middle Tenn. didn't have too much trouble with the Old Dominion Monarchs at home this past Thursday as they won 63-48. Middle Tenn. can attribute much of their success to guard Eli Lawrence, who had 18 points in addition to seven rebounds.

Meanwhile, Charlotte was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap this past Thursday as they fell 82-77 to the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Charlotte's defeat came about despite a quality game from guard Jahmir Young, who had 28 points and five assists along with five boards and three blocks.

The Blue Raiders are the favorite in this one, with an expected 6-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (7-2), so they might be worth a quick bet.

Middle Tenn.'s win brought them up to 16-7 while the 49ers' loss pulled them down to 13-10. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: Middle Tenn. enters the matchup with 15.9 takeaways on average, good for 27th best in college basketball. On the other end of the spectrum, Charlotte is stumbling into the contest with the 30th fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 11 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against Charlotte.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 3 p.m. ET
  • Where: Murphy Athletic Center -- Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Blue Raiders are a solid 6-point favorite against the 49ers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

Bettors have moved against the Blue Raiders slightly, as the game opened with the Blue Raiders as a 7.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Middle Tenn. have won eight out of their last nine games against Charlotte.

  • Feb 06, 2021 - Middle Tenn. 73 vs. Charlotte 60
  • Feb 05, 2021 - Middle Tenn. 66 vs. Charlotte 65
  • Jan 04, 2020 - Charlotte 68 vs. Middle Tenn. 62
  • Feb 23, 2019 - Middle Tenn. 86 vs. Charlotte 67
  • Feb 07, 2019 - Middle Tenn. 71 vs. Charlotte 53
  • Feb 03, 2018 - Middle Tenn. 78 vs. Charlotte 73
  • Feb 11, 2017 - Middle Tenn. 70 vs. Charlotte 55
  • Mar 10, 2016 - Middle Tenn. 79 vs. Charlotte 61
  • Jan 14, 2016 - Middle Tenn. 73 vs. Charlotte 72

Injury Report for Middle Tenn.

  • Jalen Jordan: Out for the Season (Knee)

Injury Report for Charlotte

  • Musa Jallow: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)
  • Brice Williams: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)