Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs. Tennessee State Tigers Betting Prediction 02/15/20

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The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (7-19, 4-9 OVC) will be at the Gentry Center to meet the Tennessee State Tigers (15-11, 7-6 OVC) in an OVC matchup. The game starts at 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs. Tennessee State Tigers ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Tigers got blown out by the Belmont Bruins, 74-51, while the Golden Eagles barely escaped the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, 75-74.

The Golden Eagles forced 20 turnovers and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.598 (above their season average of 0.480). Tennessee State, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.5 (above their season average of 32.9). Tennessee State rallied around Michael Littlejohn, who put up 14 points and five assists. Meanwhile, Keishawn Davidson played a pivotal role for Tennessee Tech with 12 points, eight assists and five steals.

In their first matchup this season, Carlos Marshall Jr. led the Tigers to a 72-67 victory. He recorded 15 points and seven rebounds. Tennessee State did a terrific job of converting from the charity stripe (17-24; 70.8 percent). Tennessee Tech, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (15.7 vs. 23.4).

The sharp-shooting offense of Tennessee State (35th in the nation with an effective field goal percentage 0.536) will go head-to-head against the bottom-tier defense of Tennessee Tech (331st in effective field goal percentage allowed 0.535). The Tigers figure to have the edge on that end of the court.

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at Tennessee State Tigers Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • Tennessee State ranks 49th in assists allowed per game (11.0) while Tennessee Tech ranks 243rd (15.9).
  • The Tigers rank 38th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Golden Eagles rank 119th (3.5).
  • Tennessee Tech averages 6.7 steals per game, which ranks 100th in the NCAA. Tennessee State ranks 106th in steals allowed per game (6.3).
  • The Tigers rank 48th in rebounds per game (38.4) while the Golden Eagles rank 175th (34.7).
  • Tennessee Tech ranks 65th in three pointers attempted per game (24.7) while Tennessee State ranks 168th in three pointers allowed per game (22.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Tigers have been outscored by an average of 2.8 points in their last five games. On the season, Tennessee State has defeated opponents by an average of 0.7 points.
  • During their last five games, the Golden Eagles have scored an average of 70.0 points per game (4.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 74.4 points per game (1.2 above their season average).