NCAA hoops odds preview - Belmont vs. Tennessee Tech
Belmont Bruins vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Odds
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will hit the floor running against the visiting Belmont Bruins Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
Tennessee Tech battles the Bruins, currently sitting with a 10-4 mark (5-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-3 for the Golden Eagles and 4-4 for the Bruins.
The Bruins were listed as 13.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Eagles - Bruins odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tennessee Tech is rated No. 187 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Belmont is at No. 11. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 78-66 win for the Bruins.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Tennessee Tech's No. 233-rated squad against Belmont's No. 191-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Tennessee Tech rates No. 139 in the country with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 33 nationally with 8.1 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Belmont owns the country's No. 151-rated mark, allowing 69.4 points per game on the highway. Tennessee Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 166 in scoring at home.
Belmont was a 73-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Jacksonville State. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Belmont got 16 points from J.J. Mann en route to a 73-62 victory over Jacksonville State on Thursday at Pete Mathews Coliseum.
Tennessee Tech was a 72-66 loser in its last match at home against Tennessee State. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Tennessee Tech got 22 points from Jeremiah Samarrippas but lost anyway, 72-66, to Tennessee State on Thursday at Eblen Center.
Belmont Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Jacksonville State are 3-2
After a win are 5-5
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Eastern Illinois are 8-2
After playing Tennessee State are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Bruins at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Belmont is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Belmont is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Belmont is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Tennessee Tech is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games at home
Tennessee Tech is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Tennessee Tech is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Belmont home to SE Missouri State, Thursday, January 10
Tennessee Tech at Eastern Illinois, Thursday, January 10