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Tennessee State vs Little Rock Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds

Tigers vs Trojans Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Tennessee State Tigers at Little Rock Trojans
  • Where: Little Rock at Jack Stephens Center
  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Betting Odds: Tennessee State -1.5, TENST -127 | ARLR +105 O/U 150.5

Tigers Preview:

The Tennessee State Tigers head into today’s game in what will be their 21st game of the season, posting a record of 11-9. On the road, the Tigers will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 1-6. This season, Tennessee State has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 6-3. For today’s contest, Tennessee State has a betting line set -1.5 points in their favor.

Tennessee State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer J.R. Clay who is averaging 18.17 points per game for the Tigers. Clay is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tigers’ offensive game plan is the play of Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. who has hit 39.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.63 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Tennessee State this season, as they are currently ranked 188th in college basketball at 71.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Tigers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.0%, placing them 186th in the NCAA.

Trojans Preview:

Little Rock heads into this matchup having played 20 games and have an overall record sitting at 5-15. Currently, the Trojans have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 5-3. So far, the Trojans have been the underdog 15 times, going 1-14 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.

Little Rock will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Myron Gardner who is averaging 13.58 points per game for the Trojans. Gardner is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Trojans’ offensive game plan is the play of Deantoni Gordon who has hit 48.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.2 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Little Rock this season, as they are currently ranked 342nd in college basketball at 66.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Trojans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.7%, placing them 273rd in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Little Rock Trojans +1.5

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Tennessee State Tigers are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -1.5. However, we anticipate Little Rock putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Tigers as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Trojans to cover.

 


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