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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Redhawks underdogs vs Tigers at Tennessee State

SE Missouri State RedhawksTennessee State Tigers
Jan 12, 8:00 PM | Gentry Complex

SE Missouri State Redhawks vs Tennessee State Tigers Odds

10-8TEAM RECORD10-7

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for SE Missouri State when they take on the Tennessee State Tigers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Tennessee State battles the Redhawks, currently sitting with a 10-8 mark (3-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-3 for the Tigers and 3-3 for the Redhawks.

View SE Missouri State vs Tennessee State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Tigers installed as 8.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 88 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Redhawks, who rate No. 77 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 73-71 victory for the Tigers.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Redhawks rank No. 65 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.3 per game. That compares with Tennessee State’s No. 111 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Tennessee State is college basketball's No. 229-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Redhawks rate No. 122 with 6.6 per game.

Defensively, SE Missouri State features the nation's No. 168-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.9 points per game. Tennessee State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 95 nationally in scoring at home.

SE Missouri State lost its last outing, a 107-72 result against Belmont on January 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 18-point underdog. SE Missouri State was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Belmont and falling by a 107-72 score at Curb Event Center.

Last time out for Tennessee State, they were an 80-48 winner as they battled Tennessee-Martin at home. They covered in the match as a 12-point favorite. The Tigers blew out Tennessee-Martin on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 80-48 win at Gentry Complex.

SE Missouri State Redhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Morehead State are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Jacksonville State are 6-4
After playing Tennessee-Martin are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Redhawks at Tigers trends to consider:
SE Missouri State is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
SE Missouri State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Tennessee State
Tennessee State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tennessee State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tennessee State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing SE Missouri State
Tennessee State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against SE Missouri State

Next up:
SE Missouri State home to Morehead State, Thursday, January 17
Tennessee State home to Jacksonville State, Thursday, January 17