Tennessee State Tigers at Austin Peay Governors Free Prediction 01/23/20

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The Austin Peay Governors (12-7, 6-0 OVC) and the Tennessee State Tigers (12-7, 4-2 OVC) face off at Winfield Dunn Center. The Governors will try to continue their six-game winning streak. The game is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

Tennessee State Tigers at Austin Peay Governors ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Governors beat the UT Martin Skyhawks, 92-81, while the Tigers fell to the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, 92-88.

Austin Peay played a flawless game. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.382 (above their season average of 0.260) and a turnover percentage of 12.0 (better than their season average of 16.8). For those same stats, UT Martin was 0.121 and 18.5, respectively. Tennessee State, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (38.1 vs. 25.7). Jordyn Adams led the way for Austin Peay, finishing with 31 points and five rebounds. Carlos Marshall Jr., meanwhile fueled Tennessee State with 22 points, five rebounds and five assists.

The Governors won the lone contest between these two teams last season, 89-74. One of Austin Peay’s biggest strengths was getting to the charity stripe. They had 30 free throw attempts, while Tennessee State had 25. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The physical Austin Peay offense seems poised to dominate from the free throw line. The Governors rank 53rd in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.266, while Tennessee State ranks 329th in FTA rate allowed (0.300). Additionally, the Tigers rank 20th in effective field goal percentage (0.550), whereas the porous defense of the Governors ranks 330th with an effective field goal percentage allowed of 0.540.

Tennessee State at Austin Peay Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Austin Peay, ATS Winner – Tennessee State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Tennessee State ranks 29th in assists allowed per game (10.4) while Austin Peay ranks 191st (14.2).
  • The Tigers rank 41st in blocks per game (4.5) while the Governors rank 114th (3.2).
  • Tennessee State is 33rd in the country with 31.6 rebounds allowed per game while Austin Peay is 49th with 32.5 rebounds allowed per game.

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 76.0 points per game (0.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 74.8 points per game (2.7 above their season average).
  • The Governors’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 14.4, up from 4.7 for the season.