Tennessee State Tigers at Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles ATS Prediction 01/17/19

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Expect a fast-paced game when the Tennessee State Tigers (4-12, 1-3 OVC) head to Tennessee Tech to play the Golden Eagles (6-11, 2-2 OVC). The game will air on ESPNU at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 17, 2019.

Tennessee State Tigers vs. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Betting Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last game. The Golden Eagles fell to the Eastern Illinois Panthers, 67-60, while the Tigers were defeated by the Morehead State Eagles, 74-61.

Tennessee State had an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.9 (above their season average of 28.4) while Tennessee Tech had an effective field goal percentage of 0.553 (above their season average of 0.496). Hunter Vick put together a good outing for Tennessee Tech with 20 points. Tennessee State, meanwhile, was led by Kamar McKnight, who put up 19 points and six rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, Jr Clay led the Golden Eagles to a 66-64 win. He scored a game-high 23 points. One of Tennessee Tech’s biggest advantages was getting to the free throw line. They had 36 free throw attempts, while Tennessee State had 32.

There could be plenty of transition offense in this contest that showcases a pair of the country’s more up-tempo teams. Tennessee Tech currently ranks 44th in possessions per game (74.0) and Tennessee State is 25th (75.4).

Tennessee State Tigers at Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles ATS Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Tennessee Tech, ATS Winner – Tennessee State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Tennessee State ranks 36th in assists allowed per game (10.9) while Tennessee Tech ranks 232nd (18.1).
  • The Golden Eagles rank 32nd in blocks per game (4.6) while the Tigers rank 138th in blocks allowed per game (4.2).
  • Tennessee State ranks 135th in rebounds allowed per game (35.1) while Tennessee Tech ranks 240th (39.4).
  • The Tigers rank 30th in three pointers allowed per game (18.9) while the Golden Eagles rank 213th (24.8).
  • Tennessee State averages 7.9 steals per game, which ranks 42nd in the nation. Tennessee Tech ranks 182nd in steals allowed per game (8.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Golden Eagles’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 10.2, up from 7.6 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 69.0 points per game (2.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 77.0 points per game (0.1 above their season average).