Tennessee State Tigers vs. Belmont Bruins Free Prediction 02/13/20

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A five-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the Belmont Bruins (18-7, 9-3 OVC) when they square off with the Tennessee State Tigers (15-10, 7-5 OVC) at Curb Event Center. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 13, 2020.

Tennessee State Tigers vs. Belmont Bruins ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Bruins were victorious over the Austin Peay Governors, 71-63, while the Tigers lost to the Murray State Racers, 73-65.

Belmont dominated nearly every stat category in the contest. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.367 (above their season average of 0.154) and a turnover percentage of 16.8 (worse than their season average of 15.0). For those same stats, Austin Peay was 0.117 and 21.6, respectively. Tennessee State, meanwhile, did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (17-23; 73.9 percent). Adam Kunkel played a pivotal role for Belmont with 19 points and five assists. Meanwhile, Tennessee State rallied around Jy’lan Washington, who put up 24 points and 12 rebounds.

The Bruins dominated this series last year, taking both contests. In the most recent game, Belmont won 77-66. The Bruins’ 39.4 offensive rebounding percentage was their largest advantage over the Tigers, who had a rate of 27.0. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Belmont could put on a ball-control clinic in this battle. Belmont ranks 48th in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.9 percent), while Tennessee State forces the 95th-fewest turnovers (18.1 percent).

Tennessee State Tigers vs. Belmont Bruins Betting Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Belmont, ATS Winner – Belmont, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Belmont ranks 10th in three pointers attempted per game (28.5) while Tennessee State ranks 189th (20.8).
  • The Tigers rank 38th in blocks per game (4.5) while the Bruins rank 117th (3.2).
  • Belmont averages 7.3 steals per game, which ranks 71st in the country. Tennessee State ranks 80th in steals allowed per game (6.0).
  • The Tigers rank 57th in rebounds allowed per game (32.6) while the Bruins rank 228th (37.1).
  • Belmont ranks first in assists per game (18.7) while Tennessee State ranks 93rd (14.0).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Bruins’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 5.8, down from 12.0 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 68.6 points per game (5.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.2 points per game (3.4 below their season average).