The second-seeded MTSU Blue Raiders will take on the Abilene Christian Wildcats at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday at the Ocean Center in the 2022 College Basketball Invitational semifinals. The Blue Raiders are 25-10, while Abilene Christian is 25-10. This game will follow the other 2022 CBI semifinal matchup between No. 9 seed UNC-Wilmington and No. 12 seed Northern Colorado.
The Blue Raiders are favored by one point in the latest Abilene Christian vs. MTSU odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 141. Before entering any MTSU vs. Abilene Christian picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Abilene Christian vs. MTSU spread: MTSU -1
- Abilene Christian vs. MTSU over-under: 141 points
What you need to know about Abilene Christian
Abilene Christian went through a rough patch in January, losing five straight games in WAC play. The Wildcats responded by going 9-2 in their final 11 games of the regular season, with the two losses coming by a combined six points. They went on a run in the WAC Tournament as well, winning three consecutive games before losing to top-seeded New Mexico State in the title game.
Their momentum has carried over to the CBI, as they have notched wins against No. 11 Troy and No. 3 Ohio in the past two days. Senior guard Coryon Mason leads a balanced lineup with 12.0 points per game. Abilene Christian has covered the spread in seven of its last 10 games.
What you need to know about MTSU
MTSU was red-hot for most of Conference USA play, winning 13 games in a 14-game stretch. The Blue Raiders lost their final two games of the regular season, but they still won the regular-season title. They were unable to secure the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament though, losing to UAB in a triple-overtime thriller in the semifinals of the C-USA Tournament.
MTSU has salvaged its postseason with wins over No. 15 Cal Baptist and No. 10 Boston University. The Blue Raiders continue to be without leading scorer Josh Jefferson, who has not played since the end of February due to a lower body injury. MTSU has covered the spread at a 10-2-1 clip in its last 13 games.
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