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Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Betting Preview

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Feb 26, 8:30 PM | Eblen Center

Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Odds

5-24TEAM RECORD17-11

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Tennessee Tech vs Jacksonville State battle Saturday at Eblen Center as the Golden Eagles look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Tennessee Tech will face the 5-24 Gamecocks, who own a 12-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Eagles are 8-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Gamecocks are 9-11 favoring the OVER.

View Jacksonville State vs Tennessee Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Golden Eagles as 7-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 136-ranked Golden Eagles and the No. 321-rated Gamecocks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-63 win for the Golden Eagles on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tennessee Tech's No. 44-ranked offense, averaging 75 PPG, against a Gamecocks defense that ranks No. 103 at 65.4 PPG. The Golden Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 48.4% so far, more than the Gamecocks marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.3% per game.

Defensively, Jacksonville State features the nation's No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.8 points per game. Tennessee Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 50 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Jacksonville State was a 63-60 loser on the road against Eastern Michigan. They covered the 5.5–point spread as underdogs. Stephen Hall scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Gamecocks to a win (they lost 63-60 to Eastern Michigan at EMU Convocation Center on Saturday).

In their last action, Tennessee Tech was a 92-69 winner on the road against SIU Edwardsville. Tennessee Tech cruised to victory on Tuesday, running SIU Edwardsville out of the gym and running up a 92-69 score at Vadalabene Center.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-6
After a loss are 2-8

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-4
After playing SIU Edwardsville are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

A few Gamecocks at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville State's last 5 games on the road
Jacksonville State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tennessee Tech
Jacksonville State is 3-21 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee Tech's last 5 games at home
Tennessee Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Tennessee Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tennessee Tech is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Jacksonville State

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