Tennessee State Tigers at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Prediction

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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (3-3) and their sensational offense host the Tennessee State Tigers (2-4) and their stifling defense. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Tennessee State Tigers at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers ATS Odds

Both teams fell in their last game. The Hilltoppers fell to the Indiana State Sycamores, 63-54, while the Tigers were defeated by the 10th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats, 77-62.

Tennessee State held Kentucky to an effective field goal percentage of 0.481 (below their season average of 0.540) while Western Kentucky had a better offensive rebounding percentage (36.8 vs. 33.3). Western Kentucky rallied around Charles Bassey, who contributed 16 points and eight rebounds. Emmanuel Egbuta, meanwhile played well for Tennessee State, recording 13 points and six rebounds.

The game should be a battle of strength against strength as the prolific offense of Western Kentucky takes on the elite defense of Tennessee State. Dating back to last season, the Hilltoppers rank 60th in offensive efficiency, while the Tigers are 48th in defensive efficiency.

Tennessee State Tigers vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Western Kentucky, ATS Winner – Western Kentucky, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Tennessee State ranks 105th in three pointers attempted per game (23.4) while Western Kentucky ranks 330th (15.3).
  • The Hilltoppers rank 80th in blocks per game (3.9) while the Tigers rank 135th in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
  • Western Kentucky ranks 48th in steals allowed per game (5.3) while Tennessee State ranks 71st (5.6).
  • The Hilltoppers rank 148th in rebounds per game (36.0) while the Tigers rank 250th (33.8).
  • Western Kentucky ranks 180th in assists per game (13.3) while Tennessee State ranks 278th (11.8).