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The Boston U Terriers look to upset the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders in the quarterfinals of the Roman College Basketball Invitational on Monday at 6 p.m. ET at the Ocean Center. BU started its tourney with a win against UNC Greensboro on Sunday, while MTSU survived its first round game against California Baptist on Saturday. Both teams finished the season third in their respective conferences; the Terriers finished 11-7 in the Patriot League and the Blue Raiders went 13-5 in Conference USA.

The Blue Raiders are favored by 4.5 points in the latest Boston U vs. Middle Tennessee State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 138.5. Before entering any MTSU vs. BU picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Boston U vs. Middle Tennessee State. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Middle Tennessee State vs. Boston University:

  • Boston U vs. Middle Tennessee State spread: MTSU -4.5
  • Boston U vs. Middle Tennessee State over-under: 138.5 points

What you need to know about Boston U

Sukhmail Mathon led the charge for the Terriers in their victory against UNC-Greensboro with 18 points and nine rebounds. He was followed by Jonas Harper, who had 15 points and four rebounds. Harper also made 5-of-6 three-point shots, which was the most he has hit in any single game this season.

Harper keyed BU's overall performance from beyond the arc, and the team made 42 percent of its attempts from downtown. Boston hasn't been a particularly dynamic team on defense this season, but it has done well to slow down opponents and have limited them to an average of 55.5 field goal attempts per contest. Senior guard Javante McCoy leads the team in scoring this season with 17.6 points per game and also paces the team in steals with 1.1 per start.

What you need to know about Middle Tennessee State

The Blue Raiders came out swinging in their College Basketball Invitational first round game against California Baptist, with a 64-58 win. MTSU was led by DeAndre Dishman, who scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds in the victory. Dishman has stepped up his production during the month of March, and has averaged 20 points and 7.3 rebounds over his last three starts. The Blue Raiders also got nine points off the bench from two players in Camryn Weston and Elias King.

Something that MTSU has excelled at this season is forcing turnovers, and Blue Raiders opponents have turned the ball over 15 times per game this season. The Blue Raiders' top scorer, Josh Jefferson, is questionable to play in Monday's game with a lower body injury, and he is also one of their top defenders, with 1.2 steals per game. Junior guard Eli Lawrence makes the most steals, with 1.4 per contest.

How to make BU vs. MTSU picks

The model has simulated Boston U vs. Middle Tennessee State 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

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