The Tennessee State Tigers (1-2) will be at home in Gentry Center when they challenge the Canisius Golden Griffins (1-2). Tennessee State opened as a 2-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 149.5 points. Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Tennessee State Tigers Odds Preview
In the Golden Griffins last game, they dismantled the Youngstown State Penguins, 104-84. With 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, Isaiah Reese led the way for Canisius with his zeroth triple-double this year. The Golden Griffins had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.730 vs. 0.522) and had a better free throw rate (0.246 vs. 0.209).
The Tigers are trying to rebound after their 75-65 loss to the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in their last contest. Armani Chaney was Tennessee States high scorer with 14 points on 5-for-7 shooting. Middle Tennessee had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.590 vs. 0.452). Tennessee State, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (28.9 vs. 20.7).
Tennessee State could own the offensive glass in this battle. Since last season, the Tigers rank 45th in offensive rebounding percentage (33.9 percent), while Canisius ranks 322nd in defensive rebounding percentage (67.2 percent). ,
The Golden Griffins have had records of 19-17 straight up (SU) and 18-16 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Vegas has been fairly accurate when predicting totals of Canisius games since last season with 17 overs compared to 16 unders.
The Tigers have had a respectable 18-15 SU record since last season, but have had a difficult time covering the spread (11-16 ATS). Over that same stretch, games involving Tennessee State have had a tendency to finish under the projected point total (55.6 percent).
The Tigers won the sole game against the Golden Griffins last season, 72-58. Tennessee State had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (42.4 vs. 27.9). Canisius, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (18.8 vs. 23.4).
Canisius Golden Griffins at Tennessee State Tigers Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Tennessee State, ATS Winner – Tennessee State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Tigers rank 136th in blocks per game (3.4) while the Golden Griffins rank 261st (2.1).
- Canisius ranks fifth in assists per game (17.7) while Tennessee State ranks 283rd (11.3).
- The Golden Griffins rank 48th in three pointers attempted per game (24.6) while the Tigers rank 291st (17.5).
- Tennessee State ranks 99th in rebounds per game (37.1) while Canisius ranks 275th (33.0).