Belmont Bruins vs Austin Peay Governors Odds
The Belmont Bruins will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Governors in Austin Peay at Winfield Dunn Center on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Governors sport records of 5-19 and 10-10-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bruins have 19-5 and 11-10 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-6 for the Governors and 11-7 for the Bruins.
The visitors opened as 15.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Governors at No. 277 and the Bruins at No. 22 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 85-67 result in favor of the Bruins.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Austin Peay's No. 96-ranked offense, averaging 70.9 PPG, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 116 at 64 PPG. The Governors field goal percentage has averaged 45.4% so far, less than the Bruins marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.4% per game.
Defensively, Belmont features the nation's No. 144-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.6 points per game. Austin Peay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 72 nationally in scoring at home.
Belmont lost its last outing, a 79-74 result against Murray State on February 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite. Belmont suffered a 79-74 loss against Murray State on Thursday, getting 22 points from Ian Clark in a losing effort at CFSB Center.
Last time out for Austin Peay, they were an 88-82 loser as they battled Tennessee State at home. They earned a push in the match as a 6-point underdog. Travis Betran scored 28 points for Austin Peay on Thursday, but the Tigers managed an 88-82 victory over the Governors at Winfield Dunn Center.
Belmont Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Tennessee State are 5-2
After playing Murray State are 3-1
After a loss are 9-1
Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Eastern Illinois are 6-4
After playing Tennessee State are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9
A few Bruins at Governors trends to consider:
Belmont is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Belmont is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Austin Peay is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Austin Peay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Austin Peay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Belmont at Tennessee State, Thursday, February 14
Austin Peay at Eastern Illinois, Thursday, February 14