North Carolina A&T Aggies at Tennessee State Tigers ATS Prediction


The North Carolina A&T Aggies (3-6) and the Tennessee State Tigers (3-5) clash at Gentry Center. The Aggies will try to put an end to their five-game losing streak. Action gets underway at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

North Carolina A&T Aggies at Tennessee State Tigers Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last matchup. The Tigers fell to the Lipscomb Bisons, 86-79, while the Aggies were defeated by the UNCG Spartans, 74-66.

North Carolina A&T had a better free throw rate (0.161 vs. 0.109) while Tennessee State had a better turnover percentage (15.6 vs. 20.3). Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey fueled Tennessee State with 26 points and six rebounds. Ibrahim Sylla, meanwhile led the way for North Carolina A&T, finishing with 12 points and six rebounds.

The Aggies won the lone game between these two teams last season, 64-54. North Carolina A&T’s free throw rate was their largest strength over Tennessee State. The Aggies had a rate of 0.277, while the Tigers posted a mark of 0.017.

It could be an error-filled game for the North Carolina A&T offense. Since last season, North Carolina A&T ranks 212th in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.4 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Tennessee State has forced the 27th-most turnovers in the country (23.3 percent).

North Carolina A&T Aggies at Tennessee State Tigers Betting Pick

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

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • North Carolina A&T ranks 68th in assists per game (15.1) while Tennessee State ranks 225th (11.7).
  • The Tigers average 7.4 steals per game, which ranks 51st in the nation. The Aggies rank 104th in steals allowed per game (6.1).