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Middle Tennessee faces Florida International after Jefferson’s 30-point game

Published on: 02/17/2022


Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (17-7, 8-3 C-USA) at Florida International Panthers (14-11, 4-8 C-USA)

Miami; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Florida International -4; over/under is 139.5

BOTTOM LINE: Middle Tennessee visits the Florida International Panthers after Josh Jefferson scored 30 points in Middle Tennessee’s 78-63 win over the Charlotte 49ers.

The Panthers have gone 10-3 at home. Florida International is 5-0 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Blue Raiders have gone 8-3 against C-USA opponents. Middle Tennessee is sixth in C-USA scoring 74.8 points per game and is shooting 45.2%.

The teams meet for the second time in conference play this season. The Blue Raiders won 50-39 in the last matchup on Jan. 15. Donovan Sims led the Blue Raiders with 14 points, and Petar Krivokapic led the Panthers with eight points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tevin Brewer is averaging 15.1 points and six assists for the Panthers. Denver Jones is averaging 10.7 points over the past 10 games for Florida International.

Sims is averaging 11 points for the Blue Raiders. Jefferson is averaging 13.4 points over the last 10 games for Middle Tennessee.

LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 4-6, averaging 68.4 points, 30.3 rebounds, 12.3 assists, 5.0 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 43.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 74.0 points per game.

Blue Raiders: 8-2, averaging 73.1 points, 31.7 rebounds, 11.8 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 67.3 points.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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