Tennessee State Tigers visit Belmont Bruins in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Tennessee State Tigers vs Belmont Bruins Odds
Curb Event Center will host Belmont Bruins vs. Tennessee State Tigers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Bruins currently sports a 14-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-7 ATS. The Tigers are 12-7 and 9-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bruins produce a 7-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Tigers have gone 6-3 against the number.
The visitors opened as 14.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 13-ranked Bruins and the No. 94-rated Tigers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 83-71 win for the Bruins on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Belmont's No. 31 nationally ranked offense (77.2 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 134 at 64.5 PPG. The Bruins have been averaging 48.7% from the field, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (42.7% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Tennessee State owns the country's No. 147-rated mark, allowing 68.7 points per game on the highway. Belmont, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Tennessee State was a 66-60 winner at home against Jacksonville State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Tigers grabbed a 66-60 win over the Gamecocks on Thursday, behind a 17-point effort from Kellen Thornton at Gentry Complex.
Belmont was an 83-76 winner in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Kentucky. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites. Belmont got 22 points from Ian Clark en route to an 83-76 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Thursday at Curb Event Center.
Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Eastern Kentucky are 4-6
After playing Jacksonville State are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
Belmont Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Eastern Kentucky are 0-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Tigers at Bruins trends to consider:
Tennessee State is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Belmont is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Belmont is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Belmont is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tennessee State
Tennessee State at Eastern Kentucky, Thursday, January 24
Belmont at Morehead State, Thursday, January 24