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Belmont Bruins home to Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in NCAA Basketball betting action

Tennessee Tech Golden EaglesBelmont Bruins
8-8January 04, 2014, 05:00 | Curb Event Center9-6

Belmont will look to improve on its 9-6 record on Saturday when they host Tennessee Tech in NCAA basketball odds action at Curb Event Center.

Belmont battles the Golden Eagles, currently sitting with a 8-8 mark (4-4-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-4 for the Bruins and 4-3 for the Golden Eagles.

View Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Belmont Bruins Odds and Stats.

The Bruins were listed as -15-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 228-rated Tennessee Tech taking on the No. 207-rated Bruins in this contest.

Last time out for Tennessee Tech, they were a 57-53 winner as they battled Tennessee State on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Tennessee Tech earned a 57-53 victory over Tennessee State on Thursday, getting 13 points from Josiah Moore at Gentry Complex.

Belmont won its last outing, a 78-67 result against Jacksonville State on January 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 13.5-point favorite. The Bruins got 18 points from Craig Bradshaw as Belmont ran past Jacksonville State 78-67 on Thursday at Curb Event Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Belmont has the nation's No. 41-rated offensive output, at 79.47 PPG. The visiting Golden Eagles defense ranks No. 144 allowing on average 69.94 PPG. The Bruins FG% has averaged 49.76% so far, more than the Golden Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.78% per game.

A few Golden Eagles at Bruins trends to consider:
Tennessee Tech is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Belmont is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Belmont is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
Belmont is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Belmont is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Tennessee Tech home to Eastern Illinois, Thursday, January 9th
Belmont at SE Missouri State, Thursday, January 9th