Check out our free Tennessee Tech vs Tennessee State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Nashville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Tennessee Tech vs Tennessee State Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Golden Eagles vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at Tennessee State Tigers
- Where: Nashville at Gentry Center
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Tennessee Tech +2.5, TENTCH +119 | TENST -148 O/U 147.0
Golden Eagles Preview:
Tennessee Tech will take the floor against the Tigers with an overall record of 12-14. On the road, the Golden Eagles will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 2-10. So far, the Golden Eagles have been the underdog 14 times, going 3-11 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.
Jaylen Sebree comes into today’s game as the Golden Eagles’ leading scorer at 14.73 points per contest. Not only has Sebree been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Tennessee Tech’s top rebounder at 6.81 boards per contest. Behind Sebree, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jayvis Harvey, who is second on the team in scoring at 11.95 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.9% of his shots and is adding 3.68 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.
The Tennessee State Tigers head into today’s game in what will be their 27th game of the season, posting a record of 15-11. So far this season, Tennessee State has played 15 games at home, sitting with a record of 12-3. The Tigers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2.5 points in their favor. For the season, Tennessee State has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 8-4.
Tennessee State’s leading scorer this season is J.R. Clay, who is averaging 18.83 points per contest. So far, Clay has accounted for 20.12% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.58 rebounds per game and 5.17 assists. Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Tigers, averaging 13.88 points per game. Between him and Jr., they are accounting for 35.6% of the team’s scoring.
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.
Free Spread Prediction: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles +2.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Tennessee State Tigers are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -2.5. However, we anticipate Tennessee Tech putting up a strong fight 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 Golden Eagles to cover.