Expect a fast-paced game when the Savannah State Tigers (3-9) head to Tennessee Tech to play the Golden Eagles (3-8). Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 20, 2018.
Savannah State Tigers vs. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles ATS Odds
Both teams lost in their last outing. The Golden Eagles fell to the Memphis Tigers, 76-61, while the Tigers were defeated by the Texas A&M Aggies, 98-83.
Savannah State had a better turnover percentage (18.1 vs. 20.6) while Tennessee Tech had a much better free throw rate (0.365 vs. 0.108). Tennessee Tech was lifted by Micaiah Henry, who finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Meanwhile, Collins Joseph played a pivotal role for Savannah State with 20 points.
In their first matchup this season, Zaquavian Smith led the Tigers to a 97-83 victory. He produced 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. One of Savannah State’s biggest strengths was getting to the free throw line. They made 27 trips to the line, while Tennessee Tech went just nine times.
There could be a fair amount of transition action in this meeting that features two of the country’s more up-and-down teams. Tennessee Tech currently ranks 18th in possessions per game (75.9) and Savannah State is second (84.1).
Savannah State Tigers vs. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Free Pick
Pick: SU Winner – Tennessee Tech, O/U – Over
- Savannah State ranks first in three pointers attempted per game (45.0) while Tennessee Tech ranks 233rd in three pointers allowed per game (26.8).
- The Golden Eagles rank 19th in blocks per game (5.3) while the Tigers rank 160th (2.3).
- Savannah State averages 8.0 steals per game, which ranks 36th in the country. Tennessee Tech ranks 173rd in steals allowed per game (9.4).
- The Tigers average 40.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 26th in the nation. The Golden Eagles rank 232nd in rebounds allowed per game (39.4).
- Savannah State ranks 42nd in assists per game (15.7) while Tennessee Tech ranks 233rd in assists allowed per game (18.9).
- During their last five games, the Golden Eagles have scored an average of 60.0 points per game (12.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 92.4 points per game (12.3 above their season average).
- The Tigers’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 9.0, down from 22.2 for the season.