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Austin Peay Governors take on Golden Eagles in NCAA Basketball Betting

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Eblen Center Thursday as the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles look to beat the odds vs the Austin Peay Governors in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Austin Peay Governors opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Austin Peay Governors vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Austin Peay Governors will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 8-4 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are 5-8-1 ATS. Austin Peay Governors are 5-7 on betting the total; Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are 7-7.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles rated this week at No. 155 and the Austin Peay Governors sitting at No. 86.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Tennessee Tech's No. 74 nationally ranked offense (78.65 points per game) against a Austin Peay Governors defense that sits as the No. 68 at 67.62 PPG. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have been averaging 47.11% from the field, more than the Governors have managed so far this season (45.1% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southeast Missouri State was victimized for 29 points and 14 rebounds by Terry Taylor as the Governors bested the Redhawks 76-71 in college basketball action on Saturday.

Tennessee Tech earned a 87-81 victory over Tennessee State on Saturday, getting 28 points from Curtis Phillips at Gentry Complex.

Betting Trends
  • Austin Peay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Austin Peay's last 6 games
  • Austin Peay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Austin Peay is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Tennessee Tech
  • Tennessee Tech is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tennessee Tech is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee Tech's last 5 games
  • Tennessee Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Austin Peay at Jacksonville State, Saturday, January 13th
Tennessee Tech at Murray State, Saturday, January 13th