Governors open as college hoops underdog vs Tigers
Tennessee State Tigers vs Austin Peay Governors Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Tennessee State Tigers travelling to Austin Peay Thursday to take on the Governors.
This season, the Governors are 5-18 overall and 10-10 ATS ATS, while the Tigers are 13-10 and 11-8 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Austin Peay boasts a 9-6 on the OU, and Tennessee State is 10-3.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Austin Peay sat as 6-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 277 (Governors) and the No. 66 (Tigers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 72-65 result in favor of the Tigers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 119 in NCAA hoops at 36.2 per game. Contrast that with Austin Peay’s No. 244 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Austin Peay is the No. 50-ranked team in the country at 7.6 per game, while Tennessee State rates No. 201 at 5.9 per game.
Defensively, Tennessee State features the nation's No. 198-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.7 points per game. Austin Peay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 81 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Tennessee State was an 84-65 winner at home against Tennessee Tech. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Tennessee State got 17 points from Patrick Miller en route to an 84-65 victory over Tennessee Tech on Thursday at Gentry Complex.
Austin Peay lost its last outing, a 75-68 result against Murray State on February 2. They covered in that game as a 16.5-point underdog. Austin Peay suffered a 75-68 loss against Murray State on Saturday, getting 16 points from Anthony Campbell in a losing effort at CFSB Center.
Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Murray State are 4-6
After playing Tennessee Tech are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Belmont are 3-7
After playing Murray State are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9
A few Tigers at Governors trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Austin Peay
Tennessee State is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Tennessee State is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Austin Peay
Austin Peay is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Tennessee State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Austin Peay's last 8 games when playing Tennessee State
Austin Peay is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games when playing Tennessee State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Austin Peay's last 7 games when playing at home against Tennessee State
Tennessee State at Murray State, Saturday, February 9
Austin Peay home to Belmont, Saturday, February 9