Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Odds
Eblen Center will host Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs. Jacksonville State Gamecocks action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Golden Eagles sit at 8-14 (5-11 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Gamecocks are currently 15-7 (8-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Tennessee Tech is 7-9 OU, and Jacksonville State is 9-2-1 OU.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Tennessee Tech sat as 2-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Golden Eagles rated this week at No. 254 and the Gamecocks sitting at No. 211. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 68-60 result in favor of the Gamecocks.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tennessee Tech's No. 272 nationally ranked offense (63.2 points per game) against a Gamecocks defense that sits as the No. 76 at 61.9 PPG. The Golden Eagles have been averaging 41.4% from the field, less than the Gamecocks have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).
Defensively, Jacksonville State features the nation's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.9 points per game. Tennessee Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 258 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Jacksonville State was a 70-59 winner at home against Morehead State. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Jacksonville State got 23 points from Tarvin Gaines en route to a 70-59 victory over Morehead State on Saturday at Pete Mathews Coliseum.
In their last action, Tennessee Tech was a 74-52 loser on the road against Belmont. They failed to cover the 21.5-point spread as underdogs. Tennessee Tech was run off the court by the Bruins on Saturday as Belmont routed them 74-52 at Curb Event Center.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-7
Before playing Morehead State are 5-5
After playing Morehead State are 2-8
After a win are 7-3
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Eastern Kentucky are 5-5
After playing Belmont are 1-1
After a loss are 3-7
A few Gamecocks at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Jacksonville State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Jacksonville State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tennessee Tech
Tennessee Tech is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
Tennessee Tech is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Jacksonville State
Tennessee Tech is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Jacksonville State
Tennessee Tech is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Jacksonville State
Jacksonville State at Morehead State, Thursday, February 14
Tennessee Tech home to Eastern Kentucky, Thursday, February 14