Who's Playing

Old Dominion @ Middle Tenn.

Current Records: Old Dominion 9-14; Middle Tenn. 15-7

What to Know

The Middle Tenn. Blue Raiders have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Old Dominion Monarchs and are hoping to record their first win since Feb. 1 of 2018. The Blue Raiders and Old Dominion will face off in a Conference USA battle at 7 p.m. ET Thursday at Murphy Athletic Center. Middle Tenn. is out to keep their ten-game home win streak alive.

Middle Tenn. netted an 84-75 victory over the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners on Monday.

Meanwhile, the contest between Old Dominion and the Florida Atlantic Owls on Tuesday was not particularly close, with Old Dominion falling 81-62.

Middle Tenn. is the favorite in this one, with an expected 5.5-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (6-2), so they might be worth a quick bet.

The Blue Raiders are now 15-7 while the Monarchs sit at 9-14. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: Middle Tenn. enters the matchup with 15.9 takeaways on average, good for 30th best in college basketball. On the other end of the spectrum, Old Dominion is 52nd worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 11.4 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against Old Dominion.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Murphy Athletic Center -- Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $25.60

Odds

The Blue Raiders are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Monarchs, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Blue Raiders as a 6-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Middle Tenn. and Old Dominion both have four wins in their last eight games.

  • Feb 27, 2021 - Old Dominion 73 vs. Middle Tenn. 60
  • Feb 26, 2021 - Old Dominion 67 vs. Middle Tenn. 61
  • Jan 02, 2020 - Old Dominion 70 vs. Middle Tenn. 60
  • Feb 09, 2019 - Old Dominion 55 vs. Middle Tenn. 50
  • Feb 01, 2018 - Middle Tenn. 66 vs. Old Dominion 59
  • Feb 09, 2017 - Middle Tenn. 64 vs. Old Dominion 51
  • Mar 12, 2016 - Middle Tenn. 55 vs. Old Dominion 53
  • Jan 16, 2016 - Middle Tenn. 64 vs. Old Dominion 61