Belmont Bruins host Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in college basketball action
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Belmont Bruins Odds
The Belmont Bruins will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at Curb Event Center in NCAA basketball action.
The Bruins currently sports a 18-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-9 ATS. The Golden Eagles are 8-13 and 5-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bruins produce a 10-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Golden Eagles have gone 7-8 against the number.
Bettors looking to back visiting Tennessee Tech before tip-off in this one found them as 20.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 19-ranked Bruins and the No. 248-rated Golden Eagles in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 82-65 win for the Bruins on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Belmont's No. 16-ranked scoring average of 77.7 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense rated No. 192 and allowing 66.8 PPG. The Bruins FG% has averaged 49.4% to date this season, more than the Golden Eagles shooters have managed so far (41.5% per game).
Defensively, Tennessee Tech features the nation's No. 242-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.8 points per game. Belmont, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 nationally in scoring at home.
Tennessee Tech lost its last outing, an 84-65 result against Tennessee State on January 31. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. Tennessee Tech suffered an 84-65 loss against Tennessee State on Thursday, getting 20 points from Jud Dillard in a losing effort at Gentry Complex.
In their last action, Belmont was a 93-74 winner at home against Morehead State. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites. Kerron Johnson scored 25 points for Belmont on Thursday, leading the Bruins to a 93-74 win over Morehead State at Curb Event Center.
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Jacksonville State are 4-6
After playing Tennessee State are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Belmont Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Murray State are 0-3
After playing Morehead State are 1-0
After a win are 9-1
Tennessee Tech home to Jacksonville State, Saturday, February 9
Belmont at Murray State, Thursday, February 7