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Tennessee State vs Tennessee Tech Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Tigers vs Golden Eagles Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Tennessee State Tigers at Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
  • Where: Cookeville at Hooper Eblen Center
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: Tennessee State +1.5, TENST +103 | TENTCH -126 O/U 142.5

Tigers Preview:

Tennessee State heads into this matchup having played 18 games and have an overall record sitting at 10-8. On the road, the Tigers will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 1-5. So far, the Tigers have been the underdog 6 times, going 1-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.

Tennessee State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer J.R. Clay who is averaging 17.94 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 38.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.0 points per game.

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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.

Golden Eagles Preview:

Tennessee Tech will take the floor against the Tigers with an overall record of 7-11. So far this season, Tennessee Tech has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-3. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Golden Eagles as the -1.5 point favorites. The Golden Eagles have been favored 4 times, going 2-2 straight up.

Jaylen Sebree comes into today’s game as the Golden Eagles’ leading scorer at 13.33 points per contest. Not only has Sebree been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Tennessee Tech’s top rebounder at 6.28 boards per contest. Behind Sebree, the team has benefited from the strong play of Tyrone Perry, who is second on the team in scoring at 9.83 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.3% of his shots and is adding 2.39 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Tennessee Tech this season, as they are currently ranked 156th in college basketball at 72.8 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 Golden Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.2%, placing them 238th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles -1.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles to pick up the win and cover the spread as -1.5 point betting favorites. Although Tennessee Tech as a team is just 156th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Tigers’ defense. At -1.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Golden Eagles to come out on top and cover.

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