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Belmont Bruins host Tennessee State Tigers in college basketball action

Tennessee State TigersBelmont Bruins
3-23February 13, 2014, 09:00 | Curb Event Center19-8

The Belmont Bruins will try to cover the spread at Curb Event Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Tennessee State Tigers in NCAA basketball action.

The Bruins bring a 19-8 record (10-14 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-23 Tigers, who are 11-10-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Belmont go 11-11 so far and the Tigers go 11-8-1.

View Tennessee State Tigers vs Belmont Bruins Odds and Stats.

The Tigers were listed as 18.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 77-ranked Bruins and the No. 264-rated Tigers in this matchup.

Tennessee State lost its last outing, a 73-65 result against Murray State on February 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. The Tigers wasted a 26-point performance from Patrick Miller in losing to Murray State 73-65 on Saturday at Gentry Complex.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Belmont's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 80.07 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 235 at 76.65 PPG. The Bruins field goal percentage has averaged 49.86% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.69% per game.

A few Tigers at Bruins trends to consider:
Tennessee State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Tennessee State is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
Tennessee State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Tennessee State is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Belmont is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Belmont is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Belmont is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Belmont is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Tennessee State

Next up:
Tennessee State home to SIU Edwardsville, Thursday, February 20th
Belmont at Eastern Illinois, Thursday, February 20th