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Belmont Bruins battle vs Austin Peay Governors highlights college basketball odds menu

Austin Peay GovernorsBelmont Bruins
10-13February 08, 2014, 05:00 | Curb Event Center17-8

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Belmont vs Austin Peay battle Saturday at Curb Event Center as the Bruins look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Bruins currently sports a 17-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-13 ATS. The Governors are 10-13 and 9-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bruins produce a 9-11 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Governors have gone 6-10 against the number.

View Austin Peay Governors vs Belmont Bruins Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Governors were listed as 14-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bruins rated this week at No. 105 and the Governors sitting at No. 290.

Austin Peay was a 75-65 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Tennessee State. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Governors grabbed a 75-65 win over the Tigers on Thursday, behind a 21-point effort from Travis Betran at Gentry Complex.

Last time out for Belmont, they were a 99-96 winner as they battled Murray State at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite. Belmont got 25 points from Blake Jenkins en route to a 99-96 victory over Murray State on Thursday at Curb Event Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Belmont's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 79.58 PPG, against a Governors defense that ranks No. 234 at 76.3 PPG. The Bruins field goal percentage has averaged 49.72% so far, more than the Governors marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.96% per game.

A few Governors at Bruins trends to consider:
Austin Peay is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Austin Peay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Austin Peay's last 6 games
Austin Peay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Belmont is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Belmont is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Belmont is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Belmont is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Austin Peay home to Eastern Illinois, Thursday, February 13th
Belmont at Tennessee State, Thursday, February 13th