Belmont Bruins vs Tennessee State Tigers Odds
Tennessee State looks to cover the Tigers-Bruins pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 14-11 mark when they host Belmont in college basketball wagering action.
Tennessee State battles the Bruins, currently sitting with a 20-5 mark (11-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-4 for the Tigers and 11-8 for the Bruins.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Tigers as 7-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 75-ranked Tigers and the No. 27-rated Bruins in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 83-71 win for the Bruins on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bruins rank No. 266 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.6 per game. That compares with Tennessee State’s No. 107 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Tennessee State is college basketball's No. 216-ranked team at 5.8 per game, while the Bruins rate No. 7 with 9 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Belmont owns the country's No. 143-rated mark, allowing 68.3 points per game on the highway. Tennessee State, on the other hand, rates No. 68 in scoring at home.
Belmont was a 78-65 winner in its last match on the road against Austin Peay. They failed to cover the 16.5-point spread as favorites. Belmont got 26 points from J.J. Mann en route to a 78-65 victory over Austin Peay on Saturday at Winfield Dunn Center.
Tennessee State was a 69-48 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Murray State. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Tennessee State was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Murray State and falling by a 69-48 score at CFSB Center.
Belmont Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Eastern Illinois are 1-1
After playing Austin Peay are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing SIU Edwardsville are 1-0
After playing Murray State are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Bruins at Tigers trends to consider:
Belmont is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Belmont is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Tennessee State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tennessee State's last 8 games
Tennessee State is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
Tennessee State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Belmont at Eastern Illinois, Wednesday, February 20
Tennessee State at SIU Edwardsville, Wednesday, February 20