Tennessee State Tigers vs Eagles College Hoops Game Preview
Tennessee State Tigers vs Morehead State Eagles Odds
Ellis Johnson Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Morehead State Eagles and the visiting Tennessee State Tigers in college hoops action on Saturday.
This season, the Eagles are 10-11 overall and 7-8-1 ATS ATS, while the Tigers are 12-9 and 10-7 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Morehead State boasts a 6-8 on the OU, and Tennessee State is 8-3.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Tigers were listed as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Eagles at No. 121 and the Tigers at No. 91 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 71-70 result in favor of the Eagles.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 119 in NCAA hoops at 36.5 per game. Contrast that with Morehead State’s No. 70 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Morehead State is the No. 149-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Tennessee State rates No. 172 at 6.2 per game.
Defensively, Tennessee State features the nation's No. 183-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.1 points per game. Morehead State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 77 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Tennessee State was a 76-67 loser on the road against Eastern Kentucky. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Patrick Miller scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 76-67 to Eastern Kentucky at Paul S. McBrayer Arena on Thursday).
Morehead State lost its last outing, a 64-63 result against Belmont on January 24. They covered in that game as a 9-point underdog. The Eagles endured a 64-63 loss at the hands of the Bruins on Thursday, despite a 16-point effort from Bakari Turner at Ellis Johnson Arena.
Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Tennessee Tech are 6-4
After playing Eastern Kentucky are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Morehead State Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Belmont are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5
A few Tigers at Eagles trends to consider:
Tennessee State is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Tennessee State is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Morehead State
Morehead State is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Tennessee State
Morehead State is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Morehead State's last 13 games when playing Tennessee State
Morehead State is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Tennessee State home to Tennessee Tech, Thursday, January 31
Morehead State at Belmont, Thursday, January 31