Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the SIU Edwardsville vs Tennessee Tech battle Saturday at Vadalabene Center as the Cougars look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Cougars currently sports a 4-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-5 ATS. The Golden Eagles are 7-9 and 4-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cougars produce a 4-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Golden Eagles have gone 6-4 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 274 (Cougars) and the No. 270 (Golden Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 63-61 result in favor of the Golden Eagles has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up SIU Edwardsville's No. 281 nationally ranked offense (62.5 points per game) against a Golden Eagles defense that sits as the No. 210 at 68 PPG. The Cougars have been averaging 42.5% from the field, less than the Golden Eagles have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).
Defensively, Tennessee Tech features the nation's No. 230-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. SIU Edwardsville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 250 nationally in scoring at home.
Tennessee Tech was a 77-73 winner in its last match on the road against Eastern Illinois. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. Tennessee Tech got 34 points from Jud Dillard en route to a 77-73 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday at Lantz Arena.
SIU Edwardsville lost its last outing, a 75-62 result against Jacksonville State on January 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog. SIU Edwardsville got 15 points from Jerome Jones but lost anyway, 75-62, to Jacksonville State on Thursday at Vadalabene Center.
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing SE Missouri State are 6-4
After playing Eastern Illinois are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-4
Before playing Austin Peay are 0-1
After playing Jacksonville State are 0-2
After a loss are 5-5
A few Golden Eagles at Cougars trends to consider:
Tennessee Tech is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
SIU Edwardsville is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
SIU Edwardsville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Tennessee Tech at SE Missouri State, Saturday, January 19
SIU Edwardsville at Austin Peay, Thursday, January 17