Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at Belmont Bruins Free Prediction 01/05/19

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Expect a fast-paced game when the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (5-9, 1-0 OVC) head to Belmont to play the Bruins (9-3, 0-1 OVC). The game gets underway at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs. Belmont Bruins Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Bruins defeated the Illinois State Redbirds, 100-89, while the Golden Eagles were beaten by the Memphis Tigers, 76-61.

Belmont dominated every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.169 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.6. For those same stats, Illinois State was 0.083 and 21.1, respectively. Tennessee Tech, on the other hand, had a much better free throw rate (0.365 vs. 0.108). Belmont rallied around Grayson Murphy, who had 13 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds. Micaiah Henry, meanwhile played a key role for Tennessee Tech with 23 points and 13 rebounds.

The Bruins dominated this series last year, winning both contests. In the last contest, Belmont won 75-70. The Bruins’ 10.9 turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Golden Eagles, who had a rate of 15.3. This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

Kevin McClain and Nick Muszynski have been playing well over the last five games for Belmont. McClain has averaged 0 points, while Muszynski has put up 0 points a game during that span.

There should be plenty of transition action in this showdown that showcases two of the nation’s more up-tempo teams. Belmont currently ranks 12th in possessions per game (77.2) and Tennessee Tech is 34th (74.8).

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs. Belmont Bruins Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Belmont, ATS Winner – Tennessee Tech, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Belmont ranks fourth in assists per game (19.7) while Tennessee Tech ranks 234th in assists allowed per game (18.4).
  • The Bruins rank 31st in steals per game (8.3) while the Golden Eagles rank 176th in steals allowed per game (8.7).
  • Tennessee Tech ranks 37th in blocks per game (4.6) while Belmont ranks 132nd in blocks allowed per game (4.3).
  • The Bruins average 40.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 29th in the nation. The Golden Eagles rank 243rd in rebounds allowed per game (39.7).
  • Belmont ranks 15th in three pointers attempted per game (28.7) while Tennessee Tech ranks 221st (19.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Golden Eagles’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 32.4, up from 8.5 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Bruins have scored an average of 94.8 points per game (9.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 69.6 points per game (6.8 below their season average).